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The Arizona Ranger (1948)

 -  Action | Drama | Western  -  15 May 1948 (USA)
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Bob Morgan returns home but alienates his father by not staying at his ranch. Instead he becomes the head of the new Arizona Rangers. Matters get worse between father and son when when his ... See full summary »

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Bob Morgan
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Rawhide Morgan
Nan Leslie ...
Laura Butler
Richard Martin ...
Steve Brodie ...
Quirt Butler
Paul Hurst ...
Ben Riddle
James Nolan ...
Nimino Welch (as Jim Nolan)
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Jasper Todd
Richard Benedict ...
Ranger Gills
William Phipps ...
Ranger Mac
Harry Harvey ...
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Bob Morgan returns home but alienates his father by not staying at his ranch. Instead he becomes the head of the new Arizona Rangers. Matters get worse between father and son when when his father catches a man he believes to be a murderer and Bob breaks up his lynching party. When the outlaw is broken out of jail by his gang, Bob is relieved of his position. Not giving up, he now heads out alone to face the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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FANOUS JACK-FIGHTING TIM - REal-life father and son ---twice as thrilling together on the screen! (original print ad) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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15 May 1948 (USA)  »

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Kvick i nyporna  »

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Best of the B's
6 May 2004 | by (Wytheville, VA) – See all my reviews

RKO's post World War II Tim Holt/Richard Martin series produced some of the best B-westerns of the '40s, and this was one, supposedly the first movie in which a father and son played a father and son (former leading man Jack Holt and son Tim). Way ahead of its time, it deals with everything from the generation gap to spouse abuse. The hero even falls for a married woman, normally a no-no in formula series westerns. What's more, he doesn't win a single fight -- but he still comes out on top. Great cast, including Paul Hurst (Monte Hale's movie sidekick), Robert Bray (of future "Lassie" fame), Steve Brodie, and Richard Martin as Chito Jose Gonzales Bustamonte Rafferty, a role he had in three series (the earlier ones being with Robert Mitchum and James Warren).


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