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The Rangers Take Over (1942)

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60 min | Music, Western

Texas Ranger Sergeant Jim Steele (Jim Newill) spots Pete Dawson (Bud Osborne) taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the Ranger station, among them, Tex Wyatt (Dave O'Brien),...See moreTexas Ranger Sergeant Jim Steele (Jim Newill) spots Pete Dawson (Bud Osborne) taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the Ranger station, among them, Tex Wyatt (Dave O'Brien), the son of Ranger Captain John Wyatt (Forrest Taylor), whom he hasn't seen for many years. Captain Wyatt tells Tex that, in the Rangers, he is there strictly on his own merit and there will be no favors played. He assigns Tex to pick up Dawson's trail, but orders that no arrest be made without proof. Jim, Tex and Ranger Panhandle Perkins (Guy Wilkerson) find Dawson and his men at the Oasis Trading Post where, forgetting his orders, Tex tries to arrest him. A fight ensues until Jean Lorin (Iris Meredith), the Post owner, covers the fighters with a gun and demands they stop. Dawson escapes and Captain Wyatt dismisses Tex from the Ranger Service for disobeying orders. The embittered Tex joins up with Rance Blair (I. Stanford Jolley) who, unknown to Tex, is partner of Dawson. He also unknowingly becomes involved with the rustlers, and is captured and arrested by the Rangers, but escapes. Captain Wyatt is wounded in the pursuit of the gang, and is captured and taken prisoner to their hideout. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Elmer Clifton (story and screenplay)
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Updated Dec 25, 1942

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Dec 25, 1942 (United States)

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26 cast members
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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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Iris Meredith
Jean Lorin Jean Lorin   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Ranger Capt. John Wyatt Ranger Capt. John Wyatt   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Rance Blair Rance Blair   See fewer
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Charles King
Kip Lane - Henchma Kip Lane - Henchma   See fewer
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Carl Mathews
Slocum - Henchman (as Carl Matthews) Slocum - Henchman (as Carl Matthews)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Texas Ranger Bill Summers Texas Ranger Bill Summers   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Block Nelson - Henchman Block Nelson - Henchman   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Pete Dawson - Henchman Pete Dawson - Henchman   See fewer
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Cal Shrum
Cal Shrum - Guitar Player Cal Shrum - Guitar Player   See fewer
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Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers
Rangers - Musicians Rangers - Musicians   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
New Recruit (uncredited) New Recruit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Bell
Bartender Jack (uncredited) Bartender Jack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Cavin
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rusty Cline
Rusty Cline - Bass Player (uncredited) Rusty Cline - Bass Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rube Dalroy
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Dillard
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Fowler
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Hoag
Robert Hoag -Member Rhythm Rangers (uncredited) Robert Hoag -Member Rhythm Rangers (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Morrell
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Tornek
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Wenzel
Art Wenzel - Member Rhythm Rangers (uncredited) Art Wenzel - Member Rhythm Rangers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Weston
Don Weston - Member Rhythm Rangers (uncredited) Don Weston - Member Rhythm Rangers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Henchman Jake (uncredited) Henchman Jake (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 12 votes