Cowboy Commandos (1943)

53 mins | Western | 4 June 1943

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
17 Jul 1943.
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Daily Variety
19 Mar 1943.
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Daily Variety
18 Jun 43
p. 3.
Film Daily
12 Jul 43
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jun 43
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
3 Jul 1943.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
24 Apr 43
p. 1277.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
3 Jul 43
p. 1402.
Variety
14 Jul 43
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A George W. Weeks Production; William L. Nolte in charge of production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"I'll Get the Fuerher Sure as Shootin'," words and music by Johnny Lange.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 June 1943
Production Date:
13 March--late March 1943
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 April 1943
Copyright Number:
LP12015
Duration(in mins):
53
Length(in feet):
4,756
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Trick rider Joan Cameron and rodeo performers Crash, Denny and Alibi are about to embark on a war bond sales tour when Joan receives word from her father Dan's ranch that her brother, sheriff Dave, has been killed. The tour is postponed, and afterward Joan discovers that her father has been mining magnacite, a valuable resource for the war effort. After Dan explains that his work is continually sabotaged and Dave's killers have not been identified, Crash, Denny and Alibi agree to work undercover as "cowboy commandos" to rout the saboteurs. Crash gets appointed sheriff of the town, while Denny and Alibi work in the mines. In accordance with their plan, Alibi is soon fired from the mine and goes to the saloon, which is run by Katie and her husband Werner. Alibi pretends to get drunk and publicly vows revenge against Dan. Alibi's rantings attract the attention of Fraser and Mario, two mine workers who secretly work for Nazi agents. The next day, a wagonload of magnacite is attacked by bandits, and the deputy sheriff, Slim, is wounded. Denny captures Fred, one of the bandits, and takes him to the jail, where Crash interrogates him. Before Fred can confess, however, he is shot to death and Crash is attacked by two masked men. They leave believing they have killed Crash, who is actually unharmed. Alibi, meanwhile, has discovered a secret room adorned with swastikas behind the saloon and learns that Werner is the Nazi saboteur. Alibi then overhears Werner plotting to blow up the mine and warns Joan to alert the cowboy commandos. The commandos converge at ... +


Trick rider Joan Cameron and rodeo performers Crash, Denny and Alibi are about to embark on a war bond sales tour when Joan receives word from her father Dan's ranch that her brother, sheriff Dave, has been killed. The tour is postponed, and afterward Joan discovers that her father has been mining magnacite, a valuable resource for the war effort. After Dan explains that his work is continually sabotaged and Dave's killers have not been identified, Crash, Denny and Alibi agree to work undercover as "cowboy commandos" to rout the saboteurs. Crash gets appointed sheriff of the town, while Denny and Alibi work in the mines. In accordance with their plan, Alibi is soon fired from the mine and goes to the saloon, which is run by Katie and her husband Werner. Alibi pretends to get drunk and publicly vows revenge against Dan. Alibi's rantings attract the attention of Fraser and Mario, two mine workers who secretly work for Nazi agents. The next day, a wagonload of magnacite is attacked by bandits, and the deputy sheriff, Slim, is wounded. Denny captures Fred, one of the bandits, and takes him to the jail, where Crash interrogates him. Before Fred can confess, however, he is shot to death and Crash is attacked by two masked men. They leave believing they have killed Crash, who is actually unharmed. Alibi, meanwhile, has discovered a secret room adorned with swastikas behind the saloon and learns that Werner is the Nazi saboteur. Alibi then overhears Werner plotting to blow up the mine and warns Joan to alert the cowboy commandos. The commandos converge at the mine, where Werner, Fraser and Mario have disabled the guards and are planting dynamite. Slim meanwhile disables Katie's car so that she cannot escape. The commandos fire at the Nazis before they can discharge the dynamite. Fraser pretends to surrender so that Werner and Mario can escape on foot, but the commandos capture and arrest the enemies, so that the magnacite can now be mined without intervention. +

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