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The Return of the Rangers (1943)

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60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt "Dave O'Brien (I)'), Jim Steele (James Newill) and Panhandle Perkins Guy Wilkerson) are on their way to Custer and, as they ride through the hills, waiting for Jim to finish his song, they save the life of Anne ...See moreTexas Rangers Tex Wyatt "Dave O'Brien (I)'), Jim Steele (James Newill) and Panhandle Perkins Guy Wilkerson) are on their way to Custer and, as they ride through the hills, waiting for Jim to finish his song, they save the life of Anne Miller (Nell O'Day), who is being pursued by rustlers. Not disclosing their identities as Rangers, Jim accepts a job offer on the Miller ranch, while Tex and Panhandle ride on to Custer. Jim and Anne come upon Frank Martin (Glenn Strange), the manager of the Custer Land and Cattle Company, trying to evict a number of old people from their homes. The oldsters are pioneers of the county who had been promised homes for the balance of their lives by the recently-deceased ranch owner. Anne is managing the ranch, pending the arrival of Philip Dobbs (Harry Harvey), the trustee of the estate. Tex, on the way to town, witnesses the hold-up of a buckboard carrying three people; Philip Dobbs, Dr. Robert Vanner Robert Barron) and attorney Bolton (I. Stanford Jolley) Tex fights off the bandits but not before Dobbs has been fatally wounded. Vanner and Bolton accuse Tex of killing Dobbs, and Vanner states that he himself is Dobbs. Tex is jailed, while Vanner, posing as the murdered trustee, makes arrangements to sell the ranch. Things aren't going all that well for the law-and-order crowd until Panhandle, posing as the new Circuit Judge, frees Tex and then issues an order giving Tex and Jim control of the property until the identity of Dobbs/Vanner can be proven from Denver. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Elmer Clifton (story and screenplay)
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Robert E. Cline (as Robert Cline)
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Updated Oct 26, 1943

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Oct 26, 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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Nell O'Day
Anne Miller Anne Miller   See fewer
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Glenn Strange
Frank Martin Frank Martin   See fewer
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Emmett Lynn
Sheriff Summers (as Emmet 'Poppy' Lynn) Sheriff Summers (as Emmet 'Poppy' Lynn)   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Don Bolton Don Bolton   See fewer
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Robert Barron
Dr. Robert Vanner Dr. Robert Vanner   See fewer
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Henry Hall
Judge Ezra Dean Judge Ezra Dean   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Philip Dobbs Philip Dobbs   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Henchman Sam Kane (uncredited) Henchman Sam Kane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Allen
Man with Pipe (uncredited) Man with Pipe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Bell
Wagon Driver (uncredited) Wagon Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Bob - Mailman (uncredited) Bob - Mailman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Cooper
Old Timer on the Wagon (uncredited) Old Timer on the Wagon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curley Dresden
Townsman Al (uncredited) Townsman Al (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Fowler
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles King
Henchman Bill Thorn (uncredited) Henchman Bill Thorn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Plumer
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Wenzel
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited) Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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