The Ranger and the Lady (1940)

59 mins | Western | 30 July 1940

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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
24 Jul 40
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Jun 40
pp. 6-7.
Motion Picture Herald
27 Jul 40
p. 38.
Variety
24 Jul 40
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"As Long as We Are Dancing" and "Chiquita," music and lyrics by Peter Tinturin.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 July 1940
Production Date:
began early June 1940
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 July 1940
Copyright Number:
LP9890
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA "High Fidelity" Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
59
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
6432
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1836, General LaRue, the corrupt chief of the Texas Rangers, imposes a toll on all freight shipments along the Santa Fe trail. Trader Jane Tabor refuses to pay the unfair tax and decides to detour her wagons south of the trail. In response, LaRue orders the rangers to seize all territory west of the Rio Grande. The honest Captain Colt is forced to comply with the general's orders, despite his objections to them. When Jane refuses to pay the toll, Colt arrests her and takes her to LaRue where, to the captain's surprise, the girl forms an alliance with the corrupt general to monopolize all the freight shipments along the trail. Resolving that he can no longer tolerate LaRue's abuses, Colt and his sidekick, Sergeant "Gabby" Whittaker, quit the rangers and send their friend, McNair, to inform General Sam Houston, the President of the Republic of Texas, of LaRue's treachery. Meanwhile, Colt and Gabby join forces with the traders to fight LaRue, and when Purdy, one of the men, is wounded, the two take him to the doctor at Bent Fort, where they are confronted by Jane. Purdy then reveals that Jane is actually the daughter of Captain Burton, the officer whom LaRue framed and shot for treason. Explaining that she is trying to clear her father's name, Jane joins forces with Colt. Soon after, LaRue's henchman, Kincaid, arrives to arrest Colt, and Gabby and Purdy ride for help. Back at headquarters, LaRue sentences Colt to die before a firing squad, but Jane frees him in time and he rides to warn Houston that LaRue's men are waiting in ambush. Meanwhile, ... +


In 1836, General LaRue, the corrupt chief of the Texas Rangers, imposes a toll on all freight shipments along the Santa Fe trail. Trader Jane Tabor refuses to pay the unfair tax and decides to detour her wagons south of the trail. In response, LaRue orders the rangers to seize all territory west of the Rio Grande. The honest Captain Colt is forced to comply with the general's orders, despite his objections to them. When Jane refuses to pay the toll, Colt arrests her and takes her to LaRue where, to the captain's surprise, the girl forms an alliance with the corrupt general to monopolize all the freight shipments along the trail. Resolving that he can no longer tolerate LaRue's abuses, Colt and his sidekick, Sergeant "Gabby" Whittaker, quit the rangers and send their friend, McNair, to inform General Sam Houston, the President of the Republic of Texas, of LaRue's treachery. Meanwhile, Colt and Gabby join forces with the traders to fight LaRue, and when Purdy, one of the men, is wounded, the two take him to the doctor at Bent Fort, where they are confronted by Jane. Purdy then reveals that Jane is actually the daughter of Captain Burton, the officer whom LaRue framed and shot for treason. Explaining that she is trying to clear her father's name, Jane joins forces with Colt. Soon after, LaRue's henchman, Kincaid, arrives to arrest Colt, and Gabby and Purdy ride for help. Back at headquarters, LaRue sentences Colt to die before a firing squad, but Jane frees him in time and he rides to warn Houston that LaRue's men are waiting in ambush. Meanwhile, LaRue learns that Jane has betrayed him, but before he can punish her, Houston and Colt ride to the rescue and Jane finally exacts revenge on the man that killed her father. +

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