After Marshal Jordan is honored by Jimmy, Cannonball and others for his forty years as a law officer, the Sawyer mine is blown up by Belle's foreman, Kern, following Sawyer's refusal to ... See full summary »
After Marshal Jordan is honored by Jimmy, Cannonball and others for his forty years as a law officer, the Sawyer mine is blown up by Belle's foreman, Kern, following Sawyer's refusal to sell out. Dan Jordan, the Marshal's son, interested in Belle, secretly the head of the outlaws, is lured by her from scouting the road on which his father guards a ore shipment. Jimmy and Cannonball drive off the outlaws, headed by Kern and Burton, but the Marshal is fatally wounded. The town council appoints Jimmy the new Marshal, which disappoints Dan, but Belle persuades him to become Jimmy's deputy, in order to get information from him about ore and payroll shipments. Dan quits as deputy and fights Jimmy when the latter suspects Belle of involvement in the robberies. Written by
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JENNIFER HOLT'S APPEARANCE AS THE LEADER OF AN OUTLAW GANG
Range Renegades, released in June 1948 was Jennifer Holt's last b western. She would go on to appear in early television as co-star of the Panhandle Pete and Jennifer Show. In this film, she plays the outlaw leader of a gang who attempts to deceive the young deputy son of the sheriff. This was her second appearance as an outlaw villianess, appearing as The Hawk of Power River with Eddie Dean that same year. Notice in one of the early scenes when she asks a henchman to set the dynamite in a mine disaster. She says "I'll watch the road." When you see her again, dressed in a long riding dress, she has already mounted the horse. She always said that she enjoyed playing the villianess better because she could get rid of all of her frustrations of playing the lily white heroine. When Jennifer is good, she is very good. But when she is bad, she is better. Although not one of her better films, it was a suitable close to a 7 year career.
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