Sundown on the Prairie (1939)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A typical Tex Ritter "Boots and Saddle" singing Western from low-budget company Monogram, Sundown on the Prairie featured Ritter and sidekick Horace Murphy as rangers assigned to apprehend a gang of rustlers. After capturing one member, Hendricks (Karl Hackett), Tex introduces himself to gang leader Dorgan (Charles King) as Hendricks' emissary. Hendricks, however, escapes from Ananias (Murphy) and Tex is forced to make a fast getaway. Assisted by rancher Graham (Frank LaRue) and his daughter Ruth (Dorothy Fay), Tex and Ananias manage to stop Dorgan and his henchmen from dynamiting the valley. While not rustling rustlers, Ritter sang Al Von Tilzer and Harry MacPherson's title-tune, his own and Dwight Butcher's Dust on My Saddle and Cactus Pete by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter. Leading lady Dorothy Fay later became Mrs. Ritter and the mother of television actor John Ritter.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, love, outlaw [Western], range, romance, smuggling