Oklahoma Raiders (1944)
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57 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy the Kid, 1946" among a couple of other uses), ...See moreOklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy the Kid, 1946" among a couple of other uses), usually commissioned by Cohen or Oliver Drake as Associate Producers of whichever version they were involved with. In this one, the hero is an investigator sent by the U.S. Army rather than the Texas Rangers, but the roots show quickly. During the Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Steve Nolan and Corporal Banjo Bonner are assigned to trail and capture "El Vengador/The Avenger", outlaw leader whose band is stealing herds of wild horses before they can be delivered on contract to the Army. Disguised as an unshaven, seedy cowpuncher, Steve arrives in Benton, Oklahoma territory and witnesses the robbery of the post office by Duggan and Higgins, henchmen of Arnold Drew, who holds the contract to deliver the horses. Steve stops the two robbers but is wounded by the unseen Drew. The townspeople assume the unconscious Steve is part of the gang, and judge Clem Masters instructs a deputy to take Steve to the next town to have his head-wound treated. Drew orders Duggan and Higgins to ambush the wagon and kill Steve, but they shoot the deputy instead, and the team runs away with the helpless Steve. He is dumped over an embankment just as Donna Ross, Todd Wingate and Boone Talbot arrive on the scene. Donna takes Steve to a hideout in the mountains, where she is revealed as El Vengador, leading a group of dispossessed ranchers against Drew and land agent James Prescott, who have illegally taken over the rancher's lands, so they can take over the contract of furnishing the horses. Steve is nursed back to health by Donna and returns clean-shaven to Benton to gather evidence against the Drew/Prescott gang, but Donna and Todd think he is a spy who has betrayed them. Written by Les Adams See less
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Betty Burbridge (screenplay)
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Updated Mar 17, 1944

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Mar 17, 1944 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Tex Ritter
Steve Nolan Steve Nolan   See fewer
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Fuzzy Knight
Banjo Bonner Banjo Bonner   See fewer
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Dennis Moore
Todd Wingate Todd Wingate   See fewer
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Jennifer Holt
Donna Ross, aka El Vengador Donna Ross, aka El Vengador   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
Arnold Drew Arnold Drew   See fewer
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George Eldredge
James Prescott James Prescott   See fewer
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John Elliott
Judge Clem Masters Judge Clem Masters   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Sheriff Seth Banning Sheriff Seth Banning   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Henchman Higgins Henchman Higgins   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Henchman Duggan (as Dick Alexander) Henchman Duggan (as Dick Alexander)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Colonel Rogers Colonel Rogers   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Deputy Williams Deputy Williams   See fewer
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Johnny Bond
Guitar Player Guitar Player   See fewer
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Paul Sells
Concertina Player (as Red River Valley Boys) Concertina Player (as Red River Valley Boys)   See fewer
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Wesley Tuttle
Singer (as Red River Valley Boys) Singer (as Red River Valley Boys)   See fewer
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Jimmie Dean
Guitar Player (as Red River Valley Boys) Guitar Player (as Red River Valley Boys)   See fewer
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Bob Baker
Cowhand in Saloon / Lyncher with Rope (uncredited) Cowhand in Saloon / Lyncher with Rope (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Bucko
Jail Deputy (uncredited) Jail Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Townsman Grinning at Banjo's Fall (uncredited) Townsman Grinning at Banjo's Fall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Frye
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hazel
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hendricks
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Keyes
Boone Talbot (uncredited) Boone Talbot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Merrill McCormick
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Morphy
Barfly standing with Bob Baker (uncredited) Barfly standing with Bob Baker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Artie Ortego
Corral Guard (uncredited) Corral Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Patric
Bugler (uncredited) Bugler (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Plues
Guard / Wagon Driver (uncredited) Guard / Wagon Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Sloan
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sowards
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Vallon
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Wills
Cowhand (uncredited) Cowhand (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 66 votes