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The Arizona Ranger (1948)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | 15 May 1948 (USA)
Bob Morgan returns home but alienates his father by not staying at his ranch. Instead he becomes the head of the new Arizona Rangers. Matters get worse between father and son when when his ... See full summary »

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... Bob Morgan
... Rawhide Morgan
... Laura Butler
... Chito Rafferty
... Quirt Butler
... Ben Riddle
... Nimino Welch (as Jim Nolan)
... Jasper Todd
... Ranger Gills
... Ranger Mac
... Stagecoach Agent Payton
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Bob Morgan returns home but alienates his father by not staying at his ranch. Instead he becomes the head of the new Arizona Rangers. Matters get worse between father and son when when his father catches a man he believes to be a murderer and Bob breaks up his lynching party. When the outlaw is broken out of jail by his gang, Bob is relieved of his position. Not giving up, he now heads out alone to face the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The film takes place shortly after September 15, 1898 - the date Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders were officially disbanded - as depicted by the newspaper headline Rawhide receives in the mail. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, when Rawhide receives the telegram, there is a smokey fire being used to brand calves. However, in the next shot, the fire is out. See more »

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Chito Rafferty: [to Bob as his father rides away with Laura] I don't trust him. You better be careful - you're gonna have a mother instead of a wife!
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Surprisingly pleasant western. Script is real treat.
2 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

What stands out about this Western is the intricate plot -- a father and son disagree about (a) the son's decision to leave the family ranch to become a peace officer; and (b) the issue of taking the law into one's own hands. At the same time, the wife (Nan Leslie, rather stiff, but OK) of the local outlaw (Steve Brodie, who does his usually excellent job) is becoming more and more disillusioned with her abusive husband (and tries to flee him) and in love with the son (Tim Holt), and finds herself obligated to skillfully lie to keep Brodie and Holt from killing each other. Most of her actions are misinterpreted, and she is wrongfully thought of shielding her husband. But everything is cleared up in the happy ending. When watching the movie, keep your attention on the wife and her conflicting problems and actions and the reactions of others. One of the best "B" westerns.


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