Rough Riders' Round-Up (1939)

58 mins | Western | 13 March 1939

Director:

Joseph I. Kane

Writer:

Jack Natteford

Cinematographer:

Jack Marta

Editor:

Lester Orlebeck

Production Company:

Republic Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Rough Rider Patrol . Although the film contained some songs, their titles and composers have not been determined. A news item in HR notes that the film was shot on location in the ghost town of Ryolite, NV. Modern sources add Eddy Waller, John Merton, Al Haskell, Frank Ellis, Augie Gomez, Frank McCarroll and Dan White to the ... More Less

The working title of this film was Rough Rider Patrol . Although the film contained some songs, their titles and composers have not been determined. A news item in HR notes that the film was shot on location in the ghost town of Ryolite, NV. Modern sources add Eddy Waller, John Merton, Al Haskell, Frank Ellis, Augie Gomez, Frank McCarroll and Dan White to the cast. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Mar 39
p. 17.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Jan 39
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Jan 39
p. 4.
Motion Picture Daily
20 Mar 39
p. 11.
Motion Picture Herald
25 Mar 39
p. 41.
Variety
12 Apr 39
p. 25.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Rough Rider Patrol
Release Date:
13 March 1939
Production Date:
began 19 January 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 March 1939
Copyright Number:
LP8731
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA "High Fidelity" Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
5098
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

In 1900, after being released from military service in the Spanish-American War, Rough Riders Roy, Rusty and Tommy head home to Arizona, where they join the Border Patrol under Grover Harrison. The American side of the border is being besieged by robberies perpetrated by Arizona Jack and his gang, who are taking their loot across the border to Mexico, where the Border Patrol is forbidden to pursue them. Harrison assigns Roy, Rusty and Tommy to detain Dorothy Blair, a headstrong young American who has run away from home, and to guard a shipment of gold arriving on the stage. At the local cantina, they meet Dorothy, who has run away from home to join her lover, George Lanning, the foreman of her father's mines, but the trio fails at both of their assignments when the outlaws outwit them by starting a fight and Dorothy escapes on the stagecoach as it hastily leaves town. After killing Tommy, the outlaws rob the stage and take Dorothy captive. Suspended for dereliction of duty, Roy and Rusty ride across the border, where they are captured by the outlaws and imprisoned with Dorothy. Meanwhile, Lanning, who is in league with the bandits, arranges for Dorothy to escape. Once freed, Dorothy returns to rescue Roy and Rusty, and Roy follows Lanning to the gang's hideout, where he sees Arizona Jack kill Lanning and then ride off to collect the gold from its hiding place in the mines. After dispatching Rusty to round up the Border Patrol, Roy rides to protect Dorothy and her father from the outlaws. They then barricade themselves in the mines until the Patrol rides to the rescue ... +


In 1900, after being released from military service in the Spanish-American War, Rough Riders Roy, Rusty and Tommy head home to Arizona, where they join the Border Patrol under Grover Harrison. The American side of the border is being besieged by robberies perpetrated by Arizona Jack and his gang, who are taking their loot across the border to Mexico, where the Border Patrol is forbidden to pursue them. Harrison assigns Roy, Rusty and Tommy to detain Dorothy Blair, a headstrong young American who has run away from home, and to guard a shipment of gold arriving on the stage. At the local cantina, they meet Dorothy, who has run away from home to join her lover, George Lanning, the foreman of her father's mines, but the trio fails at both of their assignments when the outlaws outwit them by starting a fight and Dorothy escapes on the stagecoach as it hastily leaves town. After killing Tommy, the outlaws rob the stage and take Dorothy captive. Suspended for dereliction of duty, Roy and Rusty ride across the border, where they are captured by the outlaws and imprisoned with Dorothy. Meanwhile, Lanning, who is in league with the bandits, arranges for Dorothy to escape. Once freed, Dorothy returns to rescue Roy and Rusty, and Roy follows Lanning to the gang's hideout, where he sees Arizona Jack kill Lanning and then ride off to collect the gold from its hiding place in the mines. After dispatching Rusty to round up the Border Patrol, Roy rides to protect Dorothy and her father from the outlaws. They then barricade themselves in the mines until the Patrol rides to the rescue and arrests the bandits. +

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