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Come on, Rangers! (1938)

Disbanded Texas Rangers are gathered together to help the U.S. Cavalry put an end to marauding outlaws.


Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)


Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay), Jack Natteford (original screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Lynne Roberts ... Janice Forbes (as Mary Hart)
Raymond Hatton ... Jeff
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Colonel Forbes
Purnell Pratt ... Senator Harvey
Harry Woods ... Morgan Burke
Bruce MacFarlane Bruce MacFarlane ... Lieutenant Nelson
Lane Chandler ... Ken Rogers
Chester Gunnels Chester Gunnels ... Smith
Lee Powell ... Ranger Earp


When the Texas rangers are disbanded, outlaws move in. Ex-Ranger Roy joins the Cavalry but deserts when the Calvalry is unable to stop the outlaws and his brother is killed. Ex-Senator Harvey has organized the State Patrol and Roy soon learns it's a protection racket with those not joining burned out or murdered. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

21 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De jagers van Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


| (Western Channel print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great Early Roy Rogers
6 April 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Immediately after being admitted into the Union, the original Texas Rangers disband, leaving an out of work Roy Rogers to join the United States Cavalry. Without the Rangers, violence and lawlessness heat up. Roy's brother ends up being killed by a new and crooked, protection-selling "state patrol", forcing him to desert his post in order to avenge the murder.

Come On, Rangers is better produced than many of Rogers' other early features. The photography, locations, and direction are all pretty good, while the story is fast-paced and exciting, with a few good songs to smooth over the rough spots.

Roy's sidekick this time around is Raymond Hatton, who's pretty interesting in that he's not so much a comic foil as he is just an odd, leathery, squinty-eyed codger.

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