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The Forest Rangers (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 April 1943 (Mexico)
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Ranger Don Stuart, pursuing a forest arsonist, finds time to romance a socialite.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Harold Shumate (screenplay), Thelma Strabel (from a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Don Stuart
Paulette Goddard ... Celia Huston Stuart
Susan Hayward ... Tana 'Butch' Mason
Lynne Overman ... Jammer Jones
Albert Dekker ... Twig Dawson
Eugene Pallette ... Howard Huston
Regis Toomey ... Frank Hatfield
Rod Cameron ... Jim Lawrence
Clem Bevans ... Terry McCabe
James Brown ... George Tracy
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Ranger
Keith Richards ... Ranger
William Cabanne William Cabanne ... Ranger
Jimmy Conlin ... Otto Hanson
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Storyline

Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Laughs...Thrills...Spectacle...all played against the magnificent background of men and women who live with danger...and laugh at it! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Of Fire by Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Missoula, Montana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Jingle Jangle Jingle" was introduced in this film. See more »

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Referenced in Twister (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

TALL GROWS THE TIMBER
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Fred MacMurray (uncredited)
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A great spectacle that survives the changing times.
9 August 2000 | by tponeilSee all my reviews

When this movie came out in 1942, technicolor was still a novelty. No new process has surpassed this technique. The star quality of the actors was of the highest order. The story line, while a bit contrived, was and still is entertaining compared to other vehicles of similar themes. The scope of the movie, which includes cast, sets, costumes and scenery, can hardly be duplicated today. It is an outstanding icon of what movies used to be,


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