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Texas Trouble Shooters (1942)

The Range Busters are out to stop an inheritance swindle.


S. Roy Luby


Elizabeth Beecher (story), Arthur Hoerl (screenplay)

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Cast overview:
Ray Corrigan ... 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
John 'Dusty' King ... 'Dusty' King
Max Terhune ... 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
Elmer Elmer ... Elmer, Alibi's Dummy
Julie Duncan ... Judy Wilson
Glenn Strange ... Roger Denby (as Glen Strange)
Riley Hill ... Bret Travis (as Roy Harris)
Kermit Maynard ... Henchman Pete
Eddie Phillips ... Wade Evans
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Duke
Ted Mapes ... Slim
Gertrude Hoffman ... Granny Wilson (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
Steve Clark ... Bill Ames
Jack Holmes Jack Holmes ... Surveyor Perry (as Jack M. Holmes)


Denby wants the Wilson ranch for the oil he knows is there. After killing Wilson his men waylay Bret Travis who has become a half owner along with Judy Wilson. After Alibi finds the wounded Travis, he overhears Denby introduce another man as Bret Travis. The Range Busters then go into action under assumed names but are in trouble when their true identities become known. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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OIL FROM THE WELLS OF TEXAS...It Starts A Rangeland War and Bitter Bloodshed...Till the Rangebusters Come To Town! See more »


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Release Date:

12 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei do mais Forte See more »

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Range Busters See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast occurred Thursday 14 June 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post WWII television viewers got their first look at it in Los Angeles Tuesday 15 March 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11), in New York City Saturday 9 April 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Sunday 4 December 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3), and in Cincinnati Tuesday 27 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »


Judy Wilson: I don't reckon ever seein' you before.
Dusty King: [struck by her beauty] I don't recon you have or I couldn't have forgotten.
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Follows The Range Busters (1940) See more »


Light of Western Skies
Written by Harry Tobias and Roy Ingraham
Sung by John 'Dusty' King
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Classic Range Busters
6 April 2010 | by nova-63See all my reviews

Alibi happens upon a young man who has been attacked and left for dead. The young man, Bret Travis, begins to recover and tells of how he is travelling to a ranch that he has inherited. The problem is the only person who can verify his identity is the lawyer who contacted him. The lawyer is a man named Denby (Glen Strange). The Range Busters fear for young Travis' life so they decide to scout the ranch and investigate Denby.

Crash poses as a workman and gets a job as a foreman inside the ranch. Dusty pretends to be an old friend of the recently deceased owner of the ranch and he is invited to stay. From the inside the duo quickly learn that Denby is a crook. He has another man impersonating Travis so he can get control of the ranch. Just why does Denby want the ranch so badly? The Range Busters see it as a modest place not really worth Denby's attention. The answer to that question comes when the Range Busters find a spot in the land where oil is busting through. Evidently the land is rich in oil.

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