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Red River Range (1938)

Approved | | Western | 22 December 1938 (USA)
Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Stanley Roberts (screenplay), Betty Burbridge (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Polly Moran ... Mrs. Maxwell
Lorna Gray ... Jane Mason
Kirby Grant ... Tex Reilly
Sammy McKim ... Tommy Jones
William Royle ... Payne
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Hartley
Stanley Blystone ... Randall
Lenore Bushman ... Evelyn Maxwell
Burr Caruth Burr Caruth ... Pop Mason
Roger Williams ... Sheriff Wood
Earl Askam Earl Askam ... Morton - Henchman
Olin Francis ... Kenton - Henchman
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Storyline

The Cattlemen's Association has called in the Mesquiteers to find cattle rustlers. They get Tex Riley to pose as Stony so Stony can arrive posing as a wanted outlaw. This gets Stony into the gang of rustlers and he alerts Tucson and Lullaby as to the next raid. But Hartley is on hand and unknown to anyone is the rustler's boss and he joins the posse with a plan that will do away with the Mesquiteers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kampf am Roten Fluss See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Civilian Volunteer Reserve's dossier on The Three Mesquiteers reads: "Lullaby Joslin / Stony Burke / Tucson Smith Alias: The Three Mesquiteers Address: Three M Ranch, Mesquite County Qualifications: Top Hands - Expert Gunmen - Closed Mouthed - Dependable - Absolutely Honest" See more »

Quotes

Jane Mason: Won't you sit next to Mr. Joslin, Mr. Smith?
Tucson Smith: Thank you, but you can cut out the "Mister" business and just call me "Tucson."
Lullaby Joslin: Why not? All the rest of the gals do.
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When They Ask For Three Mesquiteers, They Get Three Mesquiteers
13 January 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the more enjoyable entrées in the Three Mesquiteers series is Red River Range which finds the boys working as government agents to stop some cattle rustling.

Unbeknownst to John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune the meatpacking industry has hired its own agent, Kirby Grant, to get a line on the rustling. That in itself was an interesting aspect of this film, the inflation of meat prices as a result of cattle rustling. One never does think of the economic hurt, those rustlers cause.

Kirby's cover is blown before he can infiltrate and folks in the Red River country already know the Mesquiteers are coming. So Wayne and Grant switch places and Wayne poses as an escaped killer.

The focus of the investigation is a dude ranch where some mighty strange goings on are occurring. Can't reveal what the scheme, but I assure viewers it's a lulu.

A bit more comedy than usual in this film in the person of old vaudevillian Polly Moran, an amazonian tourist at the dude ranch with eyes on the Duke. Good thing the investigation was over as soon as it was because who knows what John Wayne might have had to do to keep his cover.


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