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Law of the Rio Grande (1931)

Escaping from the Sheriff, Jim and Cookie decide to go straight. But when they meet their old cohort, The Blanco Kid, he tells their new boss they are outlaws and they are in trouble again.

Director:

Forrest Sheldon

Writers:

Betty Burbridge (story and scenario) (as Elizabeth Burbridge), Bennett Cohen (story and scenario) (as Bennett R. Cohen)
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Cast overview:
Bob Custer ... Jim Norris - aka The Cub
Betty Mack ... Judy Lanning
Carlton S. King ... Colonel Lanning (as Carlton King)
Nelson McDowell ... Wolf Hardy
Harry Todd ... Cookie
Edmund Cobb ... The Blanco Kid
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Escaping from the Sheriff, Jim and Cookie decide to go straight. But when they meet their old cohort, The Blanco Kid, he tells their new boss they are outlaws and they are in trouble again.

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Certificate:

Passed

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'Dying' outlaw sets him straight
23 April 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Law Of The Rio Grande follows a tried and true tradition of B westerns and even lower class of having a title that has absolutely nothing to do with the film. No mention of any river is made in this film let alone our border with Mexico.

Bob Custer is our cowboy hero in this one and I read he actually was a real rodeo cowboy who went into films because the work was easier than getting on the back of a bucking bull and holding on for 8 seconds. Just watching the PBR will attest to that. He plays an outlaw who was cut loose with a bit of a con game pulled by 'dying' outlaw leader Nelson McDowell and Harry Cobb.

Custer and Cobb try to go straight, but run into another old outlaw pal Edmund Cobb has his eye on a herd of cattle that Betty Cobb and her father own and on Cobb as does Custer. Going straight won't be easy because some folks won't let him, but Custer gives it his best shot.

Law Of The Rio Grande was apparently butchered for early television with about 20% cut out of the print I saw. There will probably be no director's cut of this horse opera ever unearthed, but what I did see was not Red River or High Noon, but wasn't too bad and could be enjoyed by other than Saturday matinée kids.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1931 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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