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The Texas Rangers (1951)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 June 1951 (USA)
In 1874, unable to eliminate a gang of notorious outlaws, the Texas Rangers hire two former convicts to assist with the tracking and the destruction of the Sam Bass gang.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Richard Schayer (screenplay), Frank Gruber (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Johnny Carver
Gale Storm ... Helen Fenton
Jerome Courtland ... Danny Carver - alias Bonner
Noah Beery Jr. ... Buff Smith
William Bishop ... Sam Bass
John Litel ... Texas Ranger Major John B. Jones
Douglas Kennedy ... Dave Rudabaugh
John Dehner ... John Wesley 'Wes' Hardin
Ian MacDonald ... The Sundance Kid
John Doucette ... Butch Cassidy
Jock Mahoney ... Duke Fisher (as Jock O'Mahoney)
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Storyline

It's 1874 and the Texas Rangers have been reorganized. But Sam Bass has assembled a group of notorious outlaws into a gang the Rangers are unable to cope with. So the Ranger Major releases two men from prison who are familiar with the movements and locations used by Bass and his men and sends them out to find him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ONE RANGER WAS ONE TOO MANY FOR THE TOUGHEST FIVE IN TEXAS! (original one-sheet poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grenzpolizei in Texas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Supercinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great cast in mediocre script
29 November 2008 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

In so many ways, this is typical Hollywood.

History is botched so thoroughly, this script becomes caricature.

Despite a great cast, and a pretty good story, watching it was painful for me because of all the character names: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, John Wesley Hardin, and so many other real villains of history are thrown into the mix here.

Naturally, being bad guys, most of them get bumped off -- and it is really infuriating to watch because all those people had real deaths at other places and times.

Why?

Why not just make up other names and present a nice fictional story? It would have been a much better movie.


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