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The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 28 August 1936 (USA)
Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.

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Complete credited cast:
... Jim Hawkins
... Henry B. 'Wahoo' Jones
... Amanda Bailey
... Sam 'Polka Dot' McGee
... Major Bailey
... David (as Bennie Bartlett)
... Captain Stafford
Frank Cordell ... Ranger Ditson
... Casper Johnson
... District Attorney Dave Twitchell
... Jess Higgins (as Fred Kohler Sr.)
... Judge Snow (as George Hayes)
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Jim Hawkins and Wahoo Jones are stagecoach robbers who head to Texas to find Sam McGee, their partner. Once there, low on funds, they join the Texas Rangers, come across Sam, and decide to run their game by sending Sam inside information. Meanwhile, though, in pacifying rebellious Indians, Jim and Wahoo start to take on the code of the Rangers, and the daughter of the Ranger's major sets her sights on Jim. Can there be honor among thieves, or are Jim, Wahoo, and Sam on a collision course? As a lawless frontier becomes a civilized land, which side will the boys chose? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecasts took place in Pittsburgh Wednesday 8 July 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), followed by Omaha 23 July 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), by Phoenix 16 August 1959 on WLOS (Channel 12), by Milwaukee 16 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), by Toledo 29 October 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), by Seattle 27 November 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 25 December 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 8 May 2007 as one of 4 titles in Universal's Classic Western Roundup Volume 1, and, since that time has also enjoyed several airings on cable TV on the Western Channel. See more »

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Hawkins and the other Rangers are surrounded by Indians. He kills the 2 Indians rolling rocks, throwing his empty pistol at one. As he descends the other side, he mounts a bareback horse, riding off shooting a pistol that shouldn't be there as he rides away. See more »

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Wahoo Jones: How do you expect to find Sam down in this country? Texas! Phooey! No towns, no ranch houses, no gals, no nuthin'. Hah! We can't see a jack rabbit in two days. Boy, you can't tell me we're still in the United States!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Fred MacMurray (1961) See more »

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I saw it 5 times when I was 12. At 72 I still think it great.
15 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This to me is a magical western of the straightforward "goodies in white hats, baddies in black" genre. It has style, humour and excitement and should be compulsory viewing for every 12 year old and above.


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