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Across the Rio Grande (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Music | 15 May 1949 (USA)
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally and rescuers Jimmy Wakely and Cannonball Taylor. Steve is investigating his... See full summary »

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Jimmy Wakely ...
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Cannonball Taylor (as 'Cannonball' Taylor)
Reno Browne ...
Riley Hill ...
Steven Blaine
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Carson
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Joe Bardet
Ted Adams ...
Tom Sloan
Myron Healey ...
Stage Holdup Man
Bud Osborne ...
Stage Driver
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Cantina Singer (as Polly Burgin)
Bob Curtis ...
Henchman Gill
Carol Henry ...
Henchman Lewis
Boyd Stockman ...
Henchman Ed
William Bailey ...
Sheriff Reid
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Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally and rescuers Jimmy Wakely and Cannonball Taylor. Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan/Carson mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SONGFEST OR SLUGFEST...NOBODY CAN BEAT JIMMY! Even his six-guns play a merry tune...as he outblasts border bad men! (original poster) See more »


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Film debut of Polly Bergen. See more »

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Across the Rio Grande
Written by Ray Whitley and Jimmy Wakely
Sung by Jimmy Wakely and Polly Bergen, as Polly Burgin
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Steve Blaine Charged With The Murder Of Tom Sloan!
17 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Across the Rio Grande is directed by Oliver Drake and written by Ronald Davidson. It stars Jimmy Wakely, Dub Taylor, Reno Browne, Riley Hill and Dennis Moore. Music is by Edward Kay and cinematography by Harry Neumann.

Running at just under an hour, Across the Rio Grande is pretty much a quintessential B Western for the era it was made. It crams as much as it can into the story and has no ideas above its station. Plot finds amiable Jimmy Wakely and his amusing side-kick Cannonball Taylor in amongst silver smugglers, murder, kidnapping, jail breaks and of course shoot-outs and fist-fights. There's even time for a couple of songs and a magic trick! While a gun phobia angle and a cheeky locked room murder set up add some meat to the frothy stew.

Production value is low and the fights are the kind where the thrown punches miss by about a mile, but this is a pleasant way to spend an hour if your a Western fan purely after some time filling light entertainment. 6/10


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