Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)

56 or 59 mins | Western | 5 May 1937

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HISTORY

Contemporary sources do not reveal the title of the song, nor do they corroborate the SAB credit of Jack Natteford as songwriter. According to a modern source, Fred "Snowflake" Toones, John Merton, Robert McKenzie, Ed Piel, Sr. and Fred Burns were in the cast. For further information on the series, consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Three Mesquiteers ... More Less

Contemporary sources do not reveal the title of the song, nor do they corroborate the SAB credit of Jack Natteford as songwriter. According to a modern source, Fred "Snowflake" Toones, John Merton, Robert McKenzie, Ed Piel, Sr. and Fred Burns were in the cast. For further information on the series, consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Three Mesquiteers . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Sep 37
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Mar 37
p. 2.
Motion Picture Daily
9 Sep 37
p. 2.
Variety
12 Jan 38
p. 14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 May 1937
Production Date:
12 March--23 March 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 May 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7132
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor "High Fidelity" Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
56 or 59
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
3242
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

After many homes and families are destroyed by floods, Phineas Flagg, crooked owner of the Paradise Land Syndicate, offers ranches to the refugees with no money down. The Three Mesquiteers, Lullaby Joslin, Stony Brook and Tucson Smith, sell their land to Flagg hoping to help the settlers, only to discover he has purchased the land at two dollars per acre, but plans to sell it for fifty dollars per acre to the government. The Mesquiteers try to warn the settlers of Flagg's deceit, but they continue to place their trust in him. The settlers create the Three-Score and Ten township and improve the land. When a surveyor deems the land condemned, the Mesquiteers purchase the Warren ranch so the government will not be able to deal solely with Flagg. Two settlers, Williams and Warren, are kidnapped, and the ransom demanded is the deed to Warren's land. Tucson and Stony leave the deed in the appointed place, and Warren is sent back nearly dead. Just before he dies, he reveals the link between Flagg and Williams. In order to entrap Flagg and his men, the Mesquiteers pretend to take Warren to the hospital and lead Flagg's men directly into an ambush by the townspeople. The Mesquiteers capture Flagg and Williams and arrest them. In the meantime, a romance has grown between Stony and Warren's daughter Marian, despite competition from ... +


After many homes and families are destroyed by floods, Phineas Flagg, crooked owner of the Paradise Land Syndicate, offers ranches to the refugees with no money down. The Three Mesquiteers, Lullaby Joslin, Stony Brook and Tucson Smith, sell their land to Flagg hoping to help the settlers, only to discover he has purchased the land at two dollars per acre, but plans to sell it for fifty dollars per acre to the government. The Mesquiteers try to warn the settlers of Flagg's deceit, but they continue to place their trust in him. The settlers create the Three-Score and Ten township and improve the land. When a surveyor deems the land condemned, the Mesquiteers purchase the Warren ranch so the government will not be able to deal solely with Flagg. Two settlers, Williams and Warren, are kidnapped, and the ransom demanded is the deed to Warren's land. Tucson and Stony leave the deed in the appointed place, and Warren is sent back nearly dead. Just before he dies, he reveals the link between Flagg and Williams. In order to entrap Flagg and his men, the Mesquiteers pretend to take Warren to the hospital and lead Flagg's men directly into an ambush by the townspeople. The Mesquiteers capture Flagg and Williams and arrest them. In the meantime, a romance has grown between Stony and Warren's daughter Marian, despite competition from Tucson. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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