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Rio Rattler (1935)

Approved | | Western | 1 August 1935 (USA)
A dying Marshal gives his identification papers to Tom. After Tom arrives in town, the papers drop and are found during a fight so Tom decides to assume the Marshal's identity. Mason, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard B. Ray (as Franklin Shamray)

Writers:

Bennett Cohen (story), Carl Krusada (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Tyler ... Tom Denton
Eddie Gribbon ... Soapy
Marion Shilling ... Mary Adams
William Gould ... Banker Mason
Tom London ... Ranger Bob Adams
Slim Whitaker ... Rattler Brown (as Charles Whittaker)
Lafe McKee ... Pop - Hotel Owner (as Lafayette McKee)
Ace Cain Ace Cain ... Sam Hall - Henchman
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Tonto - Henchman
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A dying Marshal gives his identification papers to Tom. After Tom arrives in town, the papers drop and are found during a fight so Tom decides to assume the Marshal's identity. Mason, the chief, now sends Rattler, the killer of the Marshal, to also kill Tom. But when he overhears Tom is a fake, they change their plans and now go to arrest Tom for the murder of the Marshal. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Cincinnati, where it was shown in two parts Sunday-Monday 10-11 April 1949 on freshly launched WKRC (Channel 11); in Atlanta it first aired Saturday 14 May 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in Philadelphia Wednesday 28 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 17 January 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13). See more »

Goofs

Although the story seems to be taking place in the era of buckboards, stagecoaches, oil lamps, and primitive wall telephones, Marion Shilling, the leading lady, as well as all the other women visible in the film, wears 1935 fashions and hairstyles. See more »

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Remade as Ridin' Down the Trail (1947) See more »

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Tom and Soapy in a snake pit
3 June 2020 | by frank4122See all my reviews

Tom Tyler shows his great acting chops backed up by an all-star cast. Eddie Gribbon from the Keystone Cops and the Singing Smith brothers give some great comic relief. Tyler's got some trouble when the man of thousands of films and the Texas Ranger (Tom London) is killed. Mason (William Gould) tries to frame him and none other than real cowboy Slim Whittaker is hunting him down. Even bigger trouble when the gorgeous heroine (Marion Shilling) thinks he killed her brother. Lafe McKee as Pops rounds out a wonderful cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De bende van Rio See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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