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Riders of the Frontier (1939)

Approved | | Action, Music, Western | 16 August 1939 (USA)
THe Rancho Grande, a Texas border ranch, cut off from the law by a gang of outlaws led by ranch foreman Bart Lane (Jack Rutherford), who is holding the elderly owner of the ranch, Sarah ... See full summary »

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)

Writers:

Jesse Duffy (story), Joseph Levering (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tex Ritter ... Tex Lowry posing as Ed Carter
White Flash White Flash ... Tex's Horse
Jack Rutherford ... Bart Lane (as John Rutherford)
Hal Taliaferro ... Buck
Olin Francis ... Sam
Nolan Willis Nolan Willis ... Gus
Roy Barcroft ... Ed Carter
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Boney
Mantan Moreland ... Chappie (Cookie in credits) (as Manten Moreland)
Edward Cecil Edward Cecil ... Doctor Dolson (as Edw. Cecil)
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Marshal Bob
Jean Joyce Jean Joyce ... Martha Williams
Marin Sais ... Sarah Burton
Maxine Leslie Maxine Leslie ... Goldie
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Storyline

THe Rancho Grande, a Texas border ranch, cut off from the law by a gang of outlaws led by ranch foreman Bart Lane (Jack Rutherford), who is holding the elderly owner of the ranch, Sarah Burton (Marin Sais), a prisoner. Tex Lowery (Tex Ritter),an undercover Texas Ranger, rescues Martha Williams (Jean Joyce), a nurse sent for by the ailing Sarah, from a stagecoach holdup by Lane's henchmen. He later convinces Laner that he is a wanted outlaw named Ed Carter, and gains entry to Rancho Grande. But the real Ed Carter (Roy Barcroft)shows up. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

TEX RITTER...Marsking Himself To Unmask Another to save the cause of law....and love! See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film received its initial USA telecast Saturday 21 February 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Wednesday 16 November 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Wednesday 23 November 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

Goofs

Tex fires his pistol to break the lock on the strong box while sitting on his horse. The angle that he fires from would have also sent the bullet into his horse's neck. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Cattle Thief (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Ridin' Down to Texas
Written by Frank Harford
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ridin' the Frontier See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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