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Lone Texas Ranger (1945)

Approved | | Western | 20 May 1945 (USA)
"Iron Mike" Haines (Tom Chatterton), a crooked sheriff, and "Hands" Weber (Roy Barcroft), the town blacksmith, are in cahoots and have been robbing stages, silver mines, etc., and framing ... See full summary »

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennett)

Writers:

Fred Harman (comic strip characters), Robert Creighton Williams (original screenplay) (as Bob Williams)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Elliott ... Ranger Red Ryder (as Wild Bill Elliott)
Robert Blake ... Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Alice Fleming ... The Duchess, Red's Aunt
Roy Barcroft ... Hands Weber
Tom Chatterton ... Sheriff Iron Mike Haines
Jack McClendon ... Tommy Haines
Helen Talbot ... Sally Carter
Bud Geary ... Henchman Betcha
Budd Buster ... Editor F. E Murphy.
Nelson McDowell ... Undertaker Henry Grimm
Larry Olsen ... Payne
Rex Lease ... Henchman Whitey
Jack Kirk ... Bill Bradley
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"Iron Mike" Haines (Tom Chatterton), a crooked sheriff, and "Hands" Weber (Roy Barcroft), the town blacksmith, are in cahoots and have been robbing stages, silver mines, etc., and framing innocent ranchers and cowhands with their deeds. They set out to rob the stage and frame Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) for it, but the plan backfires and the sheriff is killed. The sheriff's son, Tommy (Jack McClendon), arrives home from college and is given his dad's job, not knowing he was a crook, and swears to get the man who killed him. Weber tells Tommy that Red killed his dad and Tommy sets out to get Red. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thrill to the excitement!... the action!... the pulse-pounding adventure!... when Red Ryder takes to the trail! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylliptos arhilistis See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in Phantom of the Plains (1945) See more »

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A good deed gets an autograph
27 March 2008 | by frontrowkid2002See all my reviews

I found a copy of Lone Texas Ranger on video at the Knoxville Film Convention in 1997. Sitting just a few feet away was the heroine, Helen Talbot, who was signing autographs for fans. Taking the video up to her, I asked if she had a copy of the film, explaining that it was the only Red Ryder she ever made. When she explained that she didn't, but would like one, I told her to give me her address and I would make one to send her. With that familiar smile and twinkle in her eyes that she always gave Don Barry when he saved her ranch in the movies, she thanked me. Not only did she give me her address but also her telephone number much to the surprise of the dealer who was sitting next to her trying to get her to autograph pictures that he planned to later sell at his table. "How do you rate her phone number. I've been sitting here talking with her and she didn't give to me." "You didn't make her the same deal I did," I explained. Since then, Helen and I have corresponded over the years and I got to know a very special lady who was as sweet in real life as she was on the screen.


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