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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 »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Gerald Geraghty (screenplay), Stuart Anthony (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Texas Ranger Captain Roy Colt
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Texas Ranger Sergeant Gabby
Julie Bishop ... Jane Tabor (as Jacqueline Wells)
Harry Woods ... Kincaid
Henry Brandon ... General Augustus Larue
Noble Johnson ... Lobo
Si Jenks ... Hank Purdy
Ted Mapes ... Kramer - Henchman
Yakima Canutt ... 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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Music | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Cowboy e a Dama See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Featured in Cowboy Legends: 50 Movie MegaPack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

As Long As We're Dancing
Written by Peter Tinturin
Sung by Roy Rogers
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So-So Roy Rogers Vehicle
19 May 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

In the days of the Texas Republic, Rangers Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes are sent by a renegade General to collect a toll from travelers just outside Texas' border. In order to prevent bloodshed, the reluctant duo try to collect the money from a female wagon master, using more tactful methods than their replacements would have, causing even more problems.

A fairly lethargic production, the story just doesn't give off much sparks this time around as I would have liked. The action scenes aren't very hot either.

Roy and Gabby are still likable though and leading lady Julie Bishop is very attractive. However, there isn't much chemistry between her and Rogers. George Hayes and old-timer Si Jenks fair much better in that department!

Still, it's not Roy's worst, but he's definitely done a lot better.


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