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Come on, Rangers! (1938)

Disbanded Texas Rangers are gathered together to help the U.S. Cavalry put an end to marauding outlaws.

Director:

Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)

Writers:

Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay), Jack Natteford (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Lynne Roberts ... Janice Forbes (as Mary Hart)
Raymond Hatton ... Jeff
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Colonel Forbes
Purnell Pratt ... Senator Harvey
Harry Woods ... Morgan Burke
Bruce MacFarlane Bruce MacFarlane ... Lieutenant Nelson
Lane Chandler ... Ken Rogers
Chester Gunnels Chester Gunnels ... Smith
Lee Powell ... Ranger Earp
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Storyline

When the Texas rangers are disbanded, outlaws move in. Ex-Ranger Roy joins the Cavalry but deserts when the Calvalry is unable to stop the outlaws and his brother is killed. Ex-Senator Harvey has organized the State Patrol and Roy soon learns it's a protection racket with those not joining burned out or murdered. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De jagers van Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Western Channel print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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On the title there is a round of gunfire. Right before the gunfire starts a faint voice says "action." See more »

Soundtracks

I've Learned a Lot About Women
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Marvin
Sung by Roy Rogers
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Roy is kind of a hot-head in this one...
3 January 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Come on Rangers" is an odd sort of film--mostly because Roy behaves a bit uncharacteristically. Perhaps this is because it's an early Roy Rogers film. It begins with the Texas Rangers being disbanded around the time Texas became a state. I checked--the organization was disbanded, at least for the most part, at that time. However, it was soon reorganized and begun anew. This film is set during this interval in between. Roy wants to help protect the public, so he joins the US Cavalry. The problem is that Roy is not one to take orders and although a very accomplished cavalry man, he insists on investigating a recent spate of crimes all on his lonesome. To do so, he even goes AWOL!! This is hardly the Roy we usually love.

While he is clearly a good guy, he's also a bit undisciplined and hot-headed! While the plot is a tad unusual for one of Rogers' films, it's better than his usual films. Much of this is because there's much less singing and Rogers isn't playing a caricature of himself like he so often did in later films. Worth watching.

By the way, although the film was set in the mid-late 1840s, the costumes and weapons were clearly from the late 19th century. For instance, they all use revolvers that fires bullets--very modern bullets. Colt .45s were often in the film--a fun not invented until the 1870s. For this reason, I'm knocking it from a 7 to a 6. The history teacher in me demands this!


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