Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »
Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.
Robert N. Bradbury
Virginia Brown Faire,
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Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »
Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.
Randy is jailed for murders he didn't commit. Knowing he is innocent, Sally Rogers breaks him out. Fleeing the Sheriff, he stumbles into the murderers hideout where he is accepted as part of the gang. Learning of the bosses secret identity by comparing handwritten notes, he has a plan that will enable the Sheriff to round them all up.Written by
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This film received its initial telecasts in Syracuse Sunday 24 April 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Tuesday 10 May 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Sunday 24 July 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Saturday 11 March 1950 on KECA (Channel 7), in Atlanta Friday 16 September 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), and in Philadelphia Monday 12 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City its earliest documented telecast occurred .Monday 4 September 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »
The Vollmer player piano shown in the saloon wasn't produced until the early twentieth century. See more »
[reading a bullet-riddled note left on a wanted poster]
Lay off Sheriff, or you'll get the same thing - and it won't be no picture.
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In 1985, Fox/Lorber Associates, Inc. and Classics Associates, Inc. copyrighted a version with new original music composed and orchestrated by William Barber. It was distributed for television by Fox/Lorber. See more »
John Wayne enters a saloon to find a player piano tinkling the ivories to a room full of dead people and is promptly arrested! The real culprit is Hayes, who masquerades as kindly Matt the mute (!) and had the men killed as part of a land grab scheme.
There isn't as much action in Randy Rides Alone as there is in some of the other John Wayne/ Lone Star productions, though there are a few good stunts courtesy of Yakima Canutt, the one where he leaps forward off a rolling horse being a particular standout.
What really makes this good is the irresistible chance to see one of the few performances in which the clean shaven George Hayes plays a black-hatted heavy.
Waynes quip, "That's the end of Matt the mute.", is priceless!
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