Rock River Renegades (1942)

56 mins | Western | 27 February 1942

Director:

S. Roy Luby

Cinematographer:

Robert Cline

Editor:

Roy Claire

Production Company:

Range Busters, Inc.
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HISTORY

Although a still photograph indicates that actress Christine McIntyre was cast in the production, her appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. Modern sources include Hank Bell, Budd Buster and Steve Clark in the cast. For further information on the "Range Busters" series, see the entry for The Range Busters in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; F3.3620, and consult the Series ... More Less

Although a still photograph indicates that actress Christine McIntyre was cast in the production, her appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. Modern sources include Hank Bell, Budd Buster and Steve Clark in the cast. For further information on the "Range Busters" series, see the entry for The Range Busters in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; F3.3620, and consult the Series Index. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
18 Jul 1942.
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Film Daily
30 Jun 42
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Jan 1942.
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Hollywood Reporter
16 Jan 42
p. 14.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
4 Jul 42
p. 750.
The Exhibitor
11 Mar 42
p. 964.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A George W. Weeks Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"Prairie Serenade," music and lyrics by Jean George
"Oh, My Darling Clementine," music and lyrics by Percy Montrose.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 February 1942
Production Date:
began 13 January 1942
Copyright Claimant:
Range Busters, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 March 1942
Copyright Number:
LP11218
Duration(in mins):
56
Length(in feet):
5,114
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
8080
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Richard E. Ross, editor and proprietor of the Rock River Advocate , is being harassed by outlaws who are taking over the Rock River territory. Dick publicly rails against Sheriff Luke Graham, whom he accuses of complicity with the outlaws, and vows to replace him with his friend, real estate agent Jim Dawson. Jim is also Luke's rival for the affection of Dick's daughter Grace, who is soon to return from the East. The guiltless Luke sends for his lawmen friends, who are known as the Range Busters, to clear his name. Two Range Busters, "Crash" Corrigan and "Dusty" King, immediately head for Rock River, while their partner, "Alibi" Terhune, stays behind. When a stagecoach carrying Grace is robbed and its driver wounded, Crash and Dusty scare off the attackers, and escort the coach to Rock River. Luke is relieved to see his friends, but Dick is suspicious of the two Range Busters. Crash soon finds Alibi working undercover at the newspaper as a typesetter, and learns that Jim has been spreading lies that the Range Busters are outlaws working with Luke. While Luke and Dusty follow the real outlaws' tracks, Crash narrowly avoids an ambush by Jim's cohorts. After Grace accepts Jim's marriage proposal, the Range Busters develop a plan to delay the wedding, but Grace sees through their ruse. When the stagecoach driver dies from his wounds, Dick forms a vigilante committee with Jim as leader. Crash and Luke find the outlaws' hideout, but are captured, and escape only with Alibi's help. The Range Busters then detain the judge who is to marry Grace and Jim, and Jim panics ... +


Richard E. Ross, editor and proprietor of the Rock River Advocate , is being harassed by outlaws who are taking over the Rock River territory. Dick publicly rails against Sheriff Luke Graham, whom he accuses of complicity with the outlaws, and vows to replace him with his friend, real estate agent Jim Dawson. Jim is also Luke's rival for the affection of Dick's daughter Grace, who is soon to return from the East. The guiltless Luke sends for his lawmen friends, who are known as the Range Busters, to clear his name. Two Range Busters, "Crash" Corrigan and "Dusty" King, immediately head for Rock River, while their partner, "Alibi" Terhune, stays behind. When a stagecoach carrying Grace is robbed and its driver wounded, Crash and Dusty scare off the attackers, and escort the coach to Rock River. Luke is relieved to see his friends, but Dick is suspicious of the two Range Busters. Crash soon finds Alibi working undercover at the newspaper as a typesetter, and learns that Jim has been spreading lies that the Range Busters are outlaws working with Luke. While Luke and Dusty follow the real outlaws' tracks, Crash narrowly avoids an ambush by Jim's cohorts. After Grace accepts Jim's marriage proposal, the Range Busters develop a plan to delay the wedding, but Grace sees through their ruse. When the stagecoach driver dies from his wounds, Dick forms a vigilante committee with Jim as leader. Crash and Luke find the outlaws' hideout, but are captured, and escape only with Alibi's help. The Range Busters then detain the judge who is to marry Grace and Jim, and Jim panics when he learns the Range Busters are free and sends his gang to their hideout to collect the loot. Luke brings official word to the Rosses that Jim is a wanted criminal who has been using an alias. Crash then follows Jim to the hideout, where the Range Busters capture the outlaws after a rousing fight, and discover that Luke had difficulty tracking the outlaws because they had placed their horses' shoes on backwards. Later, the Range Busters bid farewell to newlyweds Luke and Grace. +

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