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Range Riders (1934)

An elderly rancher writes to his son to come home and help him fight against a bandit gang that is trying to take over the ranch.

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... Dick Sutton
Barbara Starr ... Elsie Waldon
... Bull Crawford
Merrill McCormick ... Pedro - Dick's Sidelick (as William McCormick)
... Dad Sutton (as Horace Carpenter)
... Dad Waldon / Sheriff
... Pete - Henchman
Clyde McClary ... Hard-Pan Willis
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An outlaw gang is terrorizing the town and local ranchers, so old John Sutton sends a letter to his college-attending son, Dick, to come home and take care of the varmits. Gang leader "Bull" Crawford and his motley crew of henchmen make plans to meet Dick when he arrives. The man they meet is a sappy-looking young man who arrives loaded down with tennis racquets, golf clubs, butterfly nets and other paraphernalia the outlaws associate with saps, boobs and broke-back tap dancers. They figure they have nothing to fear from old "Dad" Sutton's pride and joy. Rancher's daughter Elsie Waldron doesn't think so, either. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thudding fists, pounding hoofs, barking six-shooters in a clash of wits and courage, with a lovely girl's honor and fortune at stake (original ad) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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2 July 1934 (USA)  »

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O Terror do Texas  »

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$2,500 (estimated)
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Third-billed Lew Meehan plays Bull Crawford only after another unidentified actor has played the same role for the first 13 minutes; Fred Parker plays Tom (Dad) Waldon in some scenes, and also, with a big mustache, the sheriff in other scenes. See more »

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[last lines]
Dick Sutton: Senorita...
Elsie Waldon: Now that you've saved Hardpan's mine, you have got to quit being a bad Spanish boy.
Dick Sutton: Well then, I'll be a gay caballero.
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The Plan 9 of westerns
24 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Buddy Roosevelt was a minor western star during the silent era. He became even less of a minor western star in the sound era, and this movie was one of the reasons why. This mind-boggling film is almost totally inept from start to finish--the "acting" is laughable, many scenes are completely out of focus (apparently the cameraman had better things to do than look through his viewfinder) and the sound levels rise up and down like a roller coaster. The "plot" has something to do with an old rancher being harassed by bandits & calling his son to come back and help him, or something like that; the movie is so disjointed it's hard to tell what it actually is about. Roosevelt made a slew of these ultra-cheapos for Superior Pictures, supposedly shot in two days on a budget of $2500 each, of which Roosevelt got $500. He was overpaid.


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