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The Texas Rangers (1951)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 June 1951 (USA)
In 1874, unable to eliminate a gang of notorious outlaws, the Texas Rangers hire two former convicts to assist with the tracking and the destruction of the Sam Bass gang.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Richard Schayer (screenplay), Frank Gruber (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Johnny Carver
Gale Storm ... Helen Fenton
Jerome Courtland ... Danny Carver - alias Bonner
Noah Beery Jr. ... Buff Smith
William Bishop ... Sam Bass
John Litel ... Texas Ranger Major John B. Jones
Douglas Kennedy ... Dave Rudabaugh
John Dehner ... John Wesley 'Wes' Hardin
Ian MacDonald ... The Sundance Kid
John Doucette ... Butch Cassidy
Jock Mahoney ... Duke Fisher (as Jock O'Mahoney)
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It's 1874 and the Texas Rangers have been reorganized. But Sam Bass has assembled a group of notorious outlaws into a gang the Rangers are unable to cope with. So the Ranger Major releases two men from prison who are familiar with the movements and locations used by Bass and his men and sends them out to find him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Lone Wolf Watchdogs of the Lone Star State See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grenzpolizei in Texas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Supercinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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violent, fast moving with plenty of good action scenes.
20 October 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Phil Karlson knew how to make the most out of his movies, and The Texas Rangers proves the point. The only other Montgomery western that is just as good is "The Iroquois Trail" also directed by Karlson. In this film Montgomery is an outlaw who is betrayed together with his friend Noah Beery Jr., by the vicious Sundance Kid. William Bishop (Sam Bass) decides to unite a group of famous outlaws like Butch Cassidy, Sundance, John Wesley Hardin, and Dave Rudabaugh. At the beginning of the film they show each famous outlaw killing somebody, the idea is to show how cruel they are. Montgomery is freed from jail on condition he will help the rangers in their fight against the outlaws. Gale Storm(Helen), who writes in the newspaper hates him because her father died in a shootout between him and Sundance. If you like westerns with plenty of good action scenes, fast moving you, will enjoy this film. The last sequence, when they fight on the train is excellent.


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