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Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | 5 May 1937 (USA)
Flagg is relocating flood victims to Gunsmoke Ranch. The Three Mesquiteers know Flagg to be a crook and try to warn them. They ignore the warning and improve the land only to find that it has been condemned for a new dam.


Joseph Kane


Oliver Drake (screenplay), Oliver Drake (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Kenneth Harlan ... Phineas T. Flagg
Jean Carmen Jean Carmen ... Marion Warren (as Julia Thayer)
Sammy McKim ... Jimmy Warren
Ed 'Oscar' Platt Ed 'Oscar' Platt ... Oscar (as Oscar and Elmer)
Lou Fulton Lou Fulton ... Elmer Twiddlebaum (as Oscar and Elmer)
Burr Caruth Burr Caruth ... Judge Jonathan Warren
Allen Connor Allen Connor ... Henchman Reggie Allen
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Spider
Horace B. Carpenter ... Joe Larkin (as Horace Carpenter)
Jane Keckley Jane Keckley ... Mathilda Larkin
Robert Walker ... Seth Williams (as Bob Walker)
Jack Ingram ... Cowhand Jed


During the Great Depression, when natural catastrophes including floods destroy the homes of thousands,.crooked, con man Phineas Flagg buys up all the ranches in Arizona's Gunsmoke Valley at the bargain price of $2 per acre. The displaced families are only too happy to buy what Flagg misrepresents as 40 acres of prime farmland per family at the bargain price of $50 an acre. What he doesn't tell the migrants is that the entire area has been condemned under the law of eminent domain and will soon be flooded for the construction of a new dam. The group's leader, Judge Warren, initially disregards the Mesquiteers' warnings that they're being conned,, but Stony' romances his beautiful granddaughter Marion,, and the settlers accept the Mesquiteers' help,, but is it too late? Written by duke1029

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A killer to be foiled---a fortune to be saved...excitement rules the range! (ORIGINAL PRINT AD) See more »


Action | Drama | Western


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Release Date:

5 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Galopando para a Justiça See more »


Box Office


$35,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


1930s country comedian Lou Fulton plays a stutterer who is a source of distastefully uncomfortable amusement and ridicule, something that would not be politically correct today. His movie career was mercifully short. See more »


Tucson Smith: [uncomfortable with Jimmy's rifle] You want to be careful, Jimmy. Guns weren't made for youngsters to play with.
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Followed by New Frontier (1939) See more »


Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
Whistled by Max Terhune
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Gunsmoke Ranch was cute but only mildly entertaining
13 November 2006 | by ameslan-1See all my reviews

This was a cute movie - good for relaxing. Some of the comedy wasn't. It was like a bit of corn, so if you are hungry, watch this movie. If you want to relax - watch this movie. It was mildly humorous, but was interesting to watch the old time acting and their concepts of "acting." Today they would not cut it. I would say it is more of a novelty to watch to see differences in quality compared to today's movies. I watched this movie and saved it on PVR. Decided not worth keeping. Just a cute type of movie. located. Maybe we could move there.

Typical guy woos girl plot. Could use new plots, with shocker endings.

Nice background - I always watch the background. Nice scenery. The town (Set) was nice too. Looked like a nice place to live. But, sadly, there was no such place as Gunsmoke Valley. I googled it, that is how I found this movie title. Wish there was someone who knows where this movie was

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