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Rogue of the Range (1936)

Doran and the Sheriff have a scheme to bring in an outlaw gang. Doran is sent to prison so he and the gang leader Mitchell can break out. This gets him into the gang but he is in trouble when it's revealed he is working with the Sheriff.

Director:

S. Roy Luby

Writers:

Earle Snell (original story), Earle Snell (screen adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Johnny Mack Brown ... Dan Doran
Lois January ... Stella Lamb
Stephen Chase ... Lige Branscomb (as Alden Chase)
Phyllis Hume Phyllis Hume ... Tess
George Ball George Ball ... Jim Mitchell
Jack Rockwell ... Stone - Henchman
Horace Murphy ... Sheriff Tom
Frank Ball ... Express Agent
Lloyd Ingraham ... Doctor
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Storyline

U.S. Marshal Dan Doran (Johnny Mack Brown), working undercover with Sheriff Tom (Horace Murphy) of Gold Gap, stages a holdup so he can be sent to prison and gain the confidence of a jailed gang-member Jim Mitchell (George Ball). They are allowed to escape, and Dan is made a member of the gang, secretly led by Gold Gap bank manager Lige Branscomb ('Alden 'Stephen' Chase'). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gold-Greed-and-Treachery! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spider and the Fly See more »

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Production Co:

Supreme Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film''s earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Monday 16 May 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), in New York City Sunday 31 July 1949 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5), and in Salt Lake City Monday 7 November 1949 on KDYL (Channel 4). See more »

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The shadow of the microphone falls across Tess when she goes into the bedroom to take off her wrap, just before Lige proposes to her. See more »

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Johnny Mack Brown, Stage Robber
27 July 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Johnny Mack Brown robs a stage coach but is quickly caught and is sent to prison. He escapes and hooks up with a gang that has been plowing the same field more successfully, due to inside information on when big money shipments are coming through.

It's a handsomely directed movie starring the good-looking Alabaman. After being a college gridiron star, he went to Metro in 1926 and was moderately successful, but they let his contract lapse in 1934. He moved easily into well-received B westerns, where he prospered until 1952, with a couple of appearances in Geezer Westerns in the mid-1960s.

This one is well-shot by under-rated B cameraman Jack Greenhalgh -- there are a nice variety of high shots in the riding sequence that begins the movie, and the prison sequence has Germanic, early Noir lighting -- and director S. Roy Luby demonstrates that editors make very efficient directors. It's from producer A.W. Hackel, who also produced the Bob Steele westerns, and appears to be much more expensively done, befitting Brown's greater stardom.

The script by Earle Snell is a bit underwritten in the romantic subplot department, but on the plus side, fans of silent comedy will appreciate an uncredited bit by Max Davidson as a peddler.


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