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Colorado Ranger (1950)

Approved | | Western | 12 May 1950 (USA)
Shamrock, Lucky, and the Colonel arrive in Cactus Junction where they are given badges by the Sheriff and offered money by Morgan to drive the ranchers off the land. Instead they bring in ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
James Ellison ...
Shamrock Kid (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)
Russell Hayden ...
Lucky (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)
Raymond Hatton ...
The Colonel
Fuzzy Knight ...
Deacon
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Ann (as Betty Adams)
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Henchman Pete
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Henchman Tony (as George Lewis)
John L. Cason ...
Loco Joe (as John Cason)
Stanley Price ...
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Stephen Carr ...
Jim Morgan
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Henchman Juan
George Chesebro ...
Jenkins
Bud Osborne ...
Henchman Regan
Jimmy Martin ...
Sandy (as Jimmie Martin)
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Shamrock, Lucky, and the Colonel arrive in Cactus Junction where they are given badges by the Sheriff and offered money by Morgan to drive the ranchers off the land. Instead they bring in the outlaw Loco Joe and two of his henchmen. Dissatisfied with the original three, Morgan now makes the same offer to the three outlaws. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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GUNNING FOR JUSTICE! THRILLING ACTION on Bullet-Blasted Peaks of the Rockies! (original poster) See more »

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Laced with a bit of humor
18 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This particular Lippert Picture has the look and feel of an old Three Mesquiteers western from Republic. Especially since Raymond Hatton was a Mesquiteer for a couple of films in the series back in the day. Also James Ellison and Russell Hayden as cowboy sidekicks to Hopalong Cassidy knew what it was like to be part of a cowboy hero trio.

All three are Colorado Rangers and all three are assigned to break up a gang terrorizing the homesteaders in a certain locale. Things are complicated when the three are mistaken for outlaws and hired by the sheriff himself who is crooked to chase out one particular homestead, that of Julie Adams.

Colorado Ranger like a Three Mesquiteer movie is laced with a bit of humor to leaven the gunplay and there's a running joke that is finally cleared up in the end. All I can say is the Colorado Rangers have an interesting way of assigning cases.


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