Rainbow Over the Range (1940)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In his sixth of nine Monogram releases of 1940, Tex Ritter played a U.S. Marshal coming to the aid of a beleaguered schoolmarm. The latter was played by blonde Dorothy Fay, who had appeared in two previous Westerns with Ritter. By this time they were dating and would soon marry, a lifelong union that produced 1980s television personality John Ritter. Investigating a series of rustlings, Ritter and his bucolic sidekick Slim Chance (Slim Andrews) discover that the only school in the valley is threatened with closure by nasty town boss Jim Rader (James Pierce). Rader, as it turns out, is also behind the rustlings, but he had obviously not counted by Marshal Ritter and his flying fists. Backed by Romaine Lowdermilk and His Ranch House Cowboys, Ritter and Andrews performed Fleming Allen's title-tune, Johnny Lange and Lew Porter's Poor Slim and My Tonto Basin Home by Garland Edmundson.

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bad-guy, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, horse, investigator, love, rescue, robbery, romance