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Rock River Renegades (1942)

Recently elected Marshal Luke Graham falls under suspicion when he's unable to discover the local band of rustlers, which are really led by Jim Dawson, who is also trying to steal Grace Ross, daughter of the local newspaper editor.


S. Roy Luby


John Vlahos (screenplay), Earle Snell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Ray Corrigan ... 'Crash' Corrigan
John 'Dusty' King ... 'Dusty' King
Max Terhune ... 'Alibi' Terhune
Elmer Elmer ... Elmer, Alibi's Dummy
Christine McIntyre ... Grace Ross
John Elliott ... Dick Ross
Weldon Heyburn ... Jim Dawson aka Phil Sanford
Kermit Maynard ... Marshal Luke Graham
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Henchman Chuck
Carl Mathews Carl Mathews ... Henchman Joe
Richard Cramer ... Bartender Ed (as Dick Cramer)
Tex Palmer ... Henchman Tex


Having trouble with outlaws, Marshal Graham sends for his friends the Range Busters. Newspaper editor Ross, dissatisfied with Graham, forms a vigilante committee and puts Jim Dawson in charge not knowing he is the leader of the outlaw gang. Dawson then has his men frame Crash and Dusty for robbery and murder and then has them set out to lynch the two. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A TROUBLE BLASTIN' TRIO(original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Although it's likely this film was first telecast in New York City in 1945 on WNBT along with the rest of the Range Busters series, its earliest documented telecast took place Saturday 2 April 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). It first aired in Cincinnati Saturday 15 October 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11) and in Chicago Wednesday 7 December 1949 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »


Alibi Terhune: How do you spell phantom, Elmer?
Elmer, Alibi's Dummy: Don't ask me. Uh, I'm as ignorant as I look.
Alibi Terhune: Nobody could be that ignorant.
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Followed by Black Market Rustlers (1943) See more »


Oh, My Darlin')Clementine
(1884) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Montrose
Lyrics by H.S. Thompson
Sung by John 'Dusty' King
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Mediocre Range Busters
16 April 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Ray "Crash" Corrigan, John "Dusty" King, and Max "Alibi" Terhune head to the town of Rock River, where an old pal, the current marshal, is besieged by bandits and angry townspeople who not only blame him for not stopping them, but end up unknowingly electing the gang's leader as the head of the vigilance committee.

There's a few okay action scenes and Dusty sings a good song, but this sluggish entry in the Range Busters series is mostly talk, with our heroes spending way too much time not battling the bad guys. All three have definitely done better work!

Once again, there's a scene where Elmer, Terhune's ventriloquist dummy, moves independently of Max's arm. That's pretty creepy if you ask me!

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Release Date:

27 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Diamanten-Ranch See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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1.37 : 1
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