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The Texas Rangers (1951)

 -  Western  -  3 June 1951 (USA)
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It's 1874 and the Texas Rangers have been reorganized. But Sam Bass has assembled a group of notorious outlaws into a gang the Rangers are unable to cope with. So the Ranger Major releases ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Johnny Carver
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Helen Fenton
Jerome Courtland ...
Danny Carver alias Bonner
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Buff Smith
William Bishop ...
Sam Bass
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Maj. John B. Jones
Douglas Kennedy ...
Dave Rudabaugh
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Ian MacDonald ...
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Jock Mahoney ...
Duke Fisher (as Jock O'Mahoney)
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It's 1874 and the Texas Rangers have been reorganized. But Sam Bass has assembled a group of notorious outlaws into a gang the Rangers are unable to cope with. So the Ranger Major releases two men from prison who are familiar with the movements and locations used by Bass and his men and sends them out to find him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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3 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Grenzpolizei in Texas  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Great cast in mediocre script

In so many ways, this is typical Hollywood.

History is botched so thoroughly, this script becomes caricature.

Despite a great cast, and a pretty good story, watching it was painful for me because of all the character names: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, John Wesley Hardin, and so many other real villains of history are thrown into the mix here.

Naturally, being bad guys, most of them get bumped off -- and it is really infuriating to watch because all those people had real deaths at other places and times.

Why?

Why not just make up other names and present a nice fictional story? It would have been a much better movie.


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