Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed on location at Mesa, AZ, this minor Paramount western featured newcomer Ellen Drew as "Slats" Dangerfield, a young girl returning to her grandmother's ranch in Texas. Old Mrs. Dangerfield (May Robson) is experiencing a rash of cattle rustlings and, fed up with her no-good grandson Carter's (John Miljan) handling of the emergency, she contacts an old beau, Ranger Captain Ben Cadwallader (Charley Grapewin) of the Texas Rangers. Cadwallader assigns young Ranger Jim Kingston (John Howard) to infiltrate the gang, which the stalwart young man does with the expected results. Do "Slats" and Jim fall in love despite her initial dislike of the ranger? And does Mrs. Dangerfield's unsympathetic grandson Carter turn out to be in cahoots with the rustlers? Although not a direct sequel, this well-apportioned B-Western was obviously produced to capitalize on the popularity of the studio's 1936 The Texas Rangers. Robert Ryan, in his fourth film, appears in an unbilled bit part.

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bad-guy, cattle, cowboy, employment, foreman, gangster, good-guy, lawman, marketing, niece, owner, ranch, range, ranger [military], rekindle, romance, rustler