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King of the Forest Rangers (1946)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 April 1946 (USA)


(as Spencer Bennet), (as Fred Bannon)


(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Thompson ...
Steve King
Helen Talbot ...
Marion Brennan
Stuart Hamblen ...
Burt Spear
LeRoy Mason ...
'Flush' Haliday [Ch.2]
Scott Elliott ...
Andrews / Bryan / Merkle / Sands
Tom London ...
Tom Judson [Ch. 1]
Walter Soderling ...
Miner [Chs. 1, 12]
Rance Barton [Ch. 3]
Harry Strang ...
Hank [Ch. 5]
Ernie Adams ...
Hiram Bailey [Ch. 2]
Eddie Parker ...
Stover [Ch. 6]
Jack Kirk ...
Holmes [Ch. 9]
Tom Steele ...
Martin / Al / Baker / Wade
Dale Van Sickel ...
Blaine / Hughes / Smith


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EVERY SECOND A SPINE-CHILLER! As the King of the Rangers stakes his life to protect our forests! (original print ad)








Release Date:

27 April 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El enigma de las torres  »

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(12 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Mystery of the Towers

  • 2. Shattered Evidence

  • 3. Terror By Night

  • 4. Deluge of Destruction

  • 5. Pursuit Into Peril

  • 6. Brink Of Doom

  • 7. Design For Murder

  • 8. The Flying Coffin

  • 9. S. O. S. Ranger

  • 10.The Death Detector

  • 11.The Flaming Pit

  • 12.Tower of Vengeance

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Chapter two: While King is fighting Spear in the hayloft, his uniform goes from dirty to clean as a whistle and back to dirty. See more »


[discussing a rug with pictographs embroidered on it]
Prof. Carver: What is your theory, Tom?
Tom Judson [Ch. 1]: Well, buried treasure. I still think that's kind of a plot to tell us how to find it.
Prof. Carver: Preposterous.
Tom Judson [Ch. 1]: Whatever that means. See, the trouble with you archeologists is you have too much education and not enough common horse sense.
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Get a life you serial critics
13 June 2007 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

King of the Forest Rangers came in 1946, as America was getting back into peace time. Republic was still issuing four serials a year to distributors, but with WW 11 ending, they had lost the Nazi-Japanese enemy angle and had to rely on more standardized plot lines. King of the Forest Rangers starred Larry Thompson, a standard leading man, with no reputation among young serial fans as with Clayton Moore. Helen Talbot, who had been Don Barry's leading lady in westerns, may not have been Linda Stirling's equal, but did a passable job. My favorite chapter shows her strapped to a paper shredder about ready to go toward a whirling blade as the chapter ends. Come on guys, admit it. If you were 8 or 9 years old at that time, and a little less sophisticated than today's kids, you would have loved it.

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