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Rollin' Plains (1938)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 8 July 1938 (USA)
It's cattlemen versus sheepmen and Trigger Gargan appears to be the leader of the gang causing the trouble. But unknown to Ranger Tex Lawrence, the respected town citizen Barrow is the boss... See full summary »


Albert Herman (as Al Herman)


Jacques Jaccard (story), Celia Jaccard (story) (as Ceila Jaccard) | 2 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Tex Ritter ... Tex Lawrence
White Flash White Flash ... White Flash
Horace Murphy ... Ananias
'Snub' Pollard ... Pee Wee (as Snub Pollard)
Harriet Bennet Harriet Bennet ... Ruth Moody
Hobart Bosworth ... John Gospel Moody
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Tomlin (as Edward Cassidy)
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Dan Barrow
Charles King ... Trigger Gargan
Ernie Adams ... Cain Moody (as Ernest Adams)
Lynton Brent ... Henchman Lope
Horace B. Carpenter ... Hank Tomlin (as Horace Carpenter)
The Beverly Hillbillies The Beverly Hillbillies ... Musicians (as Beverly Hills Billies)


It's cattlemen versus sheepmen and Trigger Gargan appears to be the leader of the gang causing the trouble. But unknown to Ranger Tex Lawrence, the respected town citizen Barrow is the boss and is tipping off the gang as to the Ranger's activities. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thundering thrills of the west!


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Release Date:

8 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Associated Cinema Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Philadelphia Monday 23 January 1950 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Los Angeles Thursday 16 March 1950 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »


Pee Wee: Do you hear what I do?
Ananias: Yeah - feetsteps!
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Me, My Pal and My Pony
Written by Frank Harford
Sung by Tex Ritter with The The Beverly Hillbillies
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Sheep herders versus Cattlemen
5 August 2004 | by falsecutSee all my reviews

Totally unremarkable oater with your typical damsel in distress that Tex has to rescue. A "surprise" villain, once again there's a respected town resident who's in on it and spying on our heroes. Perhaps the most noteworthy item in the movie is that it's the sheep guys that are the bad guys, trying to overpower the cattlemen. Usually, it's the other way around. The songs are OK but not Ritter's best ones.

The sidekicks are Horace Murphy and Snub Pollard, who appear in several of Tex's westerns. This isn't Murphy's best performance. His dumb as a post act lacks humor I think. Snub is the more intelligent of the two but that's not saying much. He's got a great mustache though.

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