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Fighting Valley (1943)

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60 min | Western

The Independent Smelting Company is being forced out of business through ore shipments being hijacked while on the way from the various mines. Ma Donovan, owner of the Elkhorn Mine, asks for help from Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt, Jim Steele ...See moreThe Independent Smelting Company is being forced out of business through ore shipments being hijacked while on the way from the various mines. Ma Donovan, owner of the Elkhorn Mine, asks for help from Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt, Jim Steele and Panhandle Perkins. They learn from Frank Burke, manager of the smelter, that if he cannot get ore he will be forced to close, and the miners will have to do business with the Rio Grande Corporation owned by Dan Wakely. Joan Manning, owner of the smelter, arrives from the east, with her fiancée Paul Jackson and, acting on his advice, intends to sell the smelter to Wakely's company. At a meeting, with the Rangers present, Joan instructs Paul to prepare an inventory of the plant for the sale, and he remarks that it is practically bankrupt. Tex suggests that the miners use the remark by Jackson to declare it bankrupt and appoint a receiver. They do so and make Tex the receiver. This does not set well with Wakley or Jackson, who is working for Wakely to help him get control of the smelter, and they launch an all-out attack against the miners and the Rangers. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Oliver Drake (story and screenplay)
Cinematographer
Ira H. Morgan (as Ira Morgan)
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Aug 8, 1943 (United States)

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Dave O'Brien
Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien)   See fewer
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James Newill
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill) Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)   See fewer
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Guy Wilkerson
Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins   See fewer
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Patti McCarty
Joan Manning Joan Manning   See fewer
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John Merton
Dan Wakely Dan Wakely   See fewer
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Robert Bice
Paul Jackson Paul Jackson   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Tucson Jones Tucson Jones   See fewer
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Mary MacLaren
Ma Donovan Ma Donovan   See fewer
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John Elliott
Frank Burke Frank Burke   See fewer
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Charles King
Henchman Slim Henchman Slim   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
Man at Smelter (uncredited) Man at Smelter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Brent
Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Budd Buster
Judge Hawkins (uncredited) Judge Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Cavin
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curley Dresden
Miner (uncredited) Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Mathews
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Morrell
Wagon Guard (uncredited) Wagon Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Price
Sheriff Carson (uncredited) Sheriff Carson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Weston
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan White
Jeff Kelly (uncredited) Jeff Kelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Williams
Accordionist (uncredited) Accordionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 8 votes