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The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)

 -  Western  -  1 February 1943 (USA)
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Steve and sidekick Arkansas arrive to help out their old friend Dan McBride. Dan's former associate Thatcher is rustling cattle and Dan is accused of tipping them off as to the location of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Charles Starrett ...
Kay Harris ...
Carol Comstock
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
Ernest Tubb ...
Johnny Luther's Ranch Boys ...
Cowhands, Musicians


Steve and sidekick Arkansas arrive to help out their old friend Dan McBride. Dan's former associate Thatcher is rustling cattle and Dan is accused of tipping them off as to the location of the herds. When Carol Comstock informs Steve her father is the informant, Steve and the Sheriff plan to trap the Thatcher gang by baiting them with another herd. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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1 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Typical Fine Starrett Western
16 November 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A generic B Western title -- it was used for a Buck Jones oater in 1926 -- conceals an example of the fine Starrett B westerns from this era. He's an ex-Ranger in this one, called in to deal with cattle rustlers who are pinning the blame on Stanley Bride. Can Starrett find the baddies and get Stanley married to Kay Harris in less than an hour of screen time?

Starrett's westerns were always economically shot, but the folks at Columbia knew how to give value for money. Arthur Hunnicutt show up in his first foray in Hollywood as Starrett's sidekick. Johnny Luther's Ranh Boys sing several times; they offer a particularly nice version of "Walking the Floors Over You". The script makes sense (they didn't always in the Bs) and Benjamin Kline's camera-work is, as always, particularly nice, with some nice portrait shots -- I particularly liked the way he composed and shot the "Blue-Eyed Elaine" scene.

It's not the best of the Bs, but it is a solid effort. You can show this one to your friends without worrying.

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