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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 »




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 ... 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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BRAND NEW THRILLS WITH YOUR CAVALIERS OF THE CACTUS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Action | Drama | Western


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Did You Know?


In the second episode of the Three Mesquiteers series, "Ghost Town Gold" the audience is shown the genesis of the Alibi/Elmer relationship as Joslin wins him in a sideshow shooting gallery. In this sixth entry in the series, Alibi acquires his dummy friend by buying him in a haberdashery. See more »


Phineas T. Flagg: [plotting] This time we'll do the thing right.
Henchman Spider: Yeah, no witnesses!
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Followed by Call the Mesquiteers (1938) See more »


Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
Whistled by Max Terhune
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Gunsmoke Ranch 1937
3 February 2011 | by thedon1940See all my reviews

These B-westerns were a staple of my diet as a kid growing up in the 40s and even the 1950's. We played outside all the time and there was no T.V. to watch so the movies became Radio come to life. We could see the action and not just hear it. Cowboys weren't that far fetched in those days as lots of large ranches were still running beef cattle in the western states so to see cowboys on the screen was to live the life. Mostly old timers like myself will enjoy Gunsmoke Ranch but if you sit down with your grandchild (and they are young enough) to watch don't be surprised if they like it too. Don't be too critical and remember this little studio made this on a very small budget.

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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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