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Marshal of Reno (1944)

Approved | | Western | 2 July 1944 (USA)
In 1895, a crime wave prevents Blue Springs from becoming county seat but Red Ryder suspects the shady citizens of rival Rockland of being behind it all.


Wallace Grissell


Anthony Coldeway (original story) (as Anthony Coldewey), Taylor Caven (original story) | 2 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ... Red Ryder (as Wild Bill Elliott)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby
Robert Blake ... Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Alice Fleming ... The Duchess
Herbert Rawlinson ... Editor John Palmer
Jay Kirby ... Danny Boyd
LeRoy Mason ... Faro Carson
Blake Edwards ... Lee
Fred Graham ... Drake - Henchman
Jack Kirk ... Kellogg - Henchman
Kenne Duncan ... Adams - Henchman
Bud Geary ... Ward - Henchman
Tom Steele ... Stagecoach Robber
Tom London ... Sheriff
Tom Chatterton ... The Judge


One of two towns will be selected to be the County Seat and Editor Palmer has a gang working to make sure his town is chosen. Investigating the lawlessness, Red Ryder poses as an outlaw to get into the gang hoping to find out who the boss is. But Palmer knows Red and exposes his true identity when he arrives and Red and Gabby then find themselves prisoners of the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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YOUR COMIC STRIP COMET, RIP-SNORTIN' RED RYDER...in his most dangerous two-fisted adventure! See more »










Release Date:

2 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atromitos serifis See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Three names in the cast list went on to much bigger things in the 1960s and 1970s. Robert Blake became a star of films and television, Blake Edwards became a major director and Robert J. Wilke--barely visible here in the non-speaking role of the sheriff's deputy who is shot during the hold-up--became a very in-demand character actor. See more »

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The Capital Seat
21 November 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Red Ryder, Gabby Hayes, and Little Beaver have come home to the Duchess's ranch and there's trouble a brewing. An unexpected rash of lawlessness of all kinds including a stagecoach holdup with the driver killed. Two innocent kids, Jay Kirby and Blake Edwards are accused of the deed and our trio of heroes have to prove what they already know. Blake Edwards and that's the future award winning director himself is killed and Kirby is on the run.

All this outlawry is quite organized and it's done to make sure that another city other than Red Ryder's hometown becomes the county seat. Why that's so important to the bad guys is never really explained. Without an explanation I think the whole film is rather ridiculous.

Wild Bill Elliott is your tall in the saddle cowboy hero with Bobby Blake as Little Beaver and Gabby Hayes as Gabby Hayes.

One of the worst of the Red Ryder series from Republic.

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