Lawless Range (1935)

59 mins | Western | 4 November 1935

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HISTORY

According to FD , this film was originally titled Vanishing Rider , but was changed to Lawless Range because a western with a similar title, The Vanishing Riders , was released by Spectrum in 1935. Press information refers to this film as both Lawless Range and Trail's End , which may have been a re-release title. The Wranglers were Jack Kirk, Glenn Strange, Charley Sargent and Charles Baldra. Press information notes that two of the Wranglers were former rodeo stars, and this film was shot at Lone Pine, CA at an altitude of 800 feet under temperatures reaching 110 degrees in the shade. Modern sources list the following additional cast members: Fred Burns, Slim Whitaker, Charles Brinley, Bob Kortman , Sam Flint, Tex Palmer, Henry Hall, Pascale Perry, Herman Hack, Ray Henderson, Sherry Tansey, Francis Walker, Fred Parker and Frank ... More Less

According to FD , this film was originally titled Vanishing Rider , but was changed to Lawless Range because a western with a similar title, The Vanishing Riders , was released by Spectrum in 1935. Press information refers to this film as both Lawless Range and Trail's End , which may have been a re-release title. The Wranglers were Jack Kirk, Glenn Strange, Charley Sargent and Charles Baldra. Press information notes that two of the Wranglers were former rodeo stars, and this film was shot at Lone Pine, CA at an altitude of 800 feet under temperatures reaching 110 degrees in the shade. Modern sources list the following additional cast members: Fred Burns, Slim Whitaker, Charles Brinley, Bob Kortman , Sam Flint, Tex Palmer, Henry Hall, Pascale Perry, Herman Hack, Ray Henderson, Sherry Tansey, Francis Walker, Fred Parker and Frank Ellis. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Jul 35
p. 25.
Motion Picture Daily
13 May 36
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Trem Carr, Vice President in charge of production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
SOURCES
SONGS
"On the Banks of the San Juan," words and music by the Wranglers
"The Girl I Loved Long Ago," words and music by R. N. Bradbury.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Trail's End
Vanishing Rider
Release Date:
4 November 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 November 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5934
Physical Properties:
Sound
Balsley & Phillips Recording System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
59
Length(in feet):
4,794
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Pequeno Valley, John Middleton gives up his chance to enter the Cheyenne rodeo when his father asks him to help their old friend Hank Mason. On the way to Mason's ranch, John is mistaken for an outlaw and arrested, but the sheriff, who knows John is innocent, enlists him as an undercover lawman to investigate the terrorists who have been attacking the local ranchers. During a raid, John meets Ann Mason, Hank's niece, and learns that Hank has been kidnapped. While John devises a plan to get the ranchers' cattle to market before Frank Carter, the banker, forecloses on their mortgages, gang member Joe Burns discovers John's identity and lays a trap for him. John is abducted by the gang and is held prisoner with Hank Mason. The gang rides off to attack the cattle drive, but John and Hank escape, and bring the sheriff and his posse in time to capture the outlaws and their leader, Butch Martin. John reveals that Martin is actually Frank Carter, who decided to force the rancher out when he learned from Hank that there was a gold field under the ranchlands. Hank and his wife Maria are reunited, and John stays to court ... +


In Pequeno Valley, John Middleton gives up his chance to enter the Cheyenne rodeo when his father asks him to help their old friend Hank Mason. On the way to Mason's ranch, John is mistaken for an outlaw and arrested, but the sheriff, who knows John is innocent, enlists him as an undercover lawman to investigate the terrorists who have been attacking the local ranchers. During a raid, John meets Ann Mason, Hank's niece, and learns that Hank has been kidnapped. While John devises a plan to get the ranchers' cattle to market before Frank Carter, the banker, forecloses on their mortgages, gang member Joe Burns discovers John's identity and lays a trap for him. John is abducted by the gang and is held prisoner with Hank Mason. The gang rides off to attack the cattle drive, but John and Hank escape, and bring the sheriff and his posse in time to capture the outlaws and their leader, Butch Martin. John reveals that Martin is actually Frank Carter, who decided to force the rancher out when he learned from Hank that there was a gold field under the ranchlands. Hank and his wife Maria are reunited, and John stays to court Ann. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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