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The Ranger and the Lady (1940)

Approved | | Music, Western | 30 July 1940 (USA)
While Sam Houston in in the nation's capital trying to get Texas into the Union, his aide is trying to impose a self-serving tax on the use of the Santa Fe trail. The lady owner of a wagon ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Texas Ranger Captain Roy Colt
... Texas Ranger Sergeant Gabby
... Jane Tabor (as Jacqueline Wells)
... Kincaid
... General Augustus Larue
... Lobo
... Hank Purdy
... Kramer - Henchman
... Mack
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While Sam Houston in in the nation's capital trying to get Texas into the Union, his aide is trying to impose a self-serving tax on the use of the Santa Fe trail. The lady owner of a wagon train is using the trail, and a Texas Ranger comes to her assistance. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A roaring Texas Ranger and an untamed girl...sweethearts of the dangerous young West!

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30 July 1940 (USA)  »

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O Cowboy e a Dama  »

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1.37 : 1
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The map in Larue's office shows "New Mexico" and "Colorado Territory", however in the time of this movie these areas still belonged to Mexico. Several characters in the movie even refer to those areas as Mexico. See more »

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Chiquita
Written by Peter Tinturin
Sung by Roy Rogers
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"Gabby" and "Purdy" Steal the Show
4 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Roy Rogers (as Roy Colt) is the Texas Ranger sent to collect, and Jacqueline Wells (as Jane Tabor) is the Lady who won't pay tolls as they disagree on Texan/Mexican territory status. Mr. Rogers is assisted by his trusty sidekick George "Gabby" Hayes (as Gabby) and Ms. Wells (later more commonly known as Julie Bishop) is assisted by her trusty sidekick Si "Purdy" Jenks (as Purdy).

Though Rogers is said to be smitten with the Lady Bishop, few sparks fly between them. The more entertaining twosome are the sidekicks - Gabby and Purdy, who get to share a bed! - but, relax, Gabby is just in Purdy's bed to hide-out. The old codgers might have could have elevated the film, if their material was better. Gabby does get to call Bishop a "She-male"; later, she shoots two men, then bows demurely when Rogers gets one. "The Ranger and the Lady" doesn't meet expectations.

*** The Ranger and the Lady (1940) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Julie Bishop


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