Rawhide Rangers

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"A TWO GUN TERROR Ridin' for Revenge!"
  • Passed
  • 1941
  • 56 min
  • 6.0  (87)

Rawhide Rangers is a black and white western movie directed by Ray Taylor and starring Johnny Mack Brown as Captain Colt Saunders, a Rough Rider who leads a team of Texas Rangers against a gang of smugglers who terrorize the borderlands. The story takes place in the late 19th century, when the frontier was still a lawless and dangerous place. The Rangers are called upon by the governor to investigate a series of mysterious attacks on wagons, trains and ranches that are suspected to be the work of a gang of bandits who operate from Mexico, where they sell stolen cattle and horses to unscrupulous buyers.

Saunders, who is a veteran of the Spanish-American War, assembles a diverse group of rangers, including his comic relief sidekick, Fuzzy Knight, an eccentric but loyal partner who always has a wisecrack or a trick up his sleeve. The other rangers are mostly silent and stoic types, who prefer to let their guns do the talking.

The Rangers ride into action, tracking the smugglers across the desert, the mountains and the river, facing many perils and obstacles along the way. They engage in a series of tense shootouts and fistfights, which showcase Brown's athletic skills and his rugged charm. He is a handsome and charismatic lead, who has a great sense of humor and a sharp sense of justice.

The Rangers also encounter various other characters, such as a beautiful and feisty damsel in distress, played by Kathryn Adams, who is kidnapped by the smugglers and has to be rescued by Brown; a renegade Apache chief, who demands revenge on the Rangers for killing his son; and a corrupt sheriff, who is in cahoots with the smugglers and tries to hinder the Rangers' investigation.

The movie has a fast-paced and action-packed storyline, which is well supported by the excellent cinematography, the lively music score, and the colorful set design. The scenery is impressive, with vast panoramas of the desert, the mountains and the river, which give the movie a sense of epic grandeur. The costumes and props are authentic and detailed, giving the movie a realistic and immersive feel.

The movie also has some comedic moments, mostly provided by Knight, who steals the show with his slapstick humor and his amusing antics. His character provides some relief from the tension and drama of the plot, and adds a lighthearted tone to the movie. However, his jokes can be a bit corny and dated to modern audiences.

Overall, Rawhide Rangers is a classic example of the Western genre, with all the usual elements of adventure, romance, and heroism that made it a staple of the American cinema. It is a fun and entertaining movie, which can still charm audiences with its simple but effective storytelling and its charismatic cast. It is a must-see for fans of the Western genre, and a good introduction for newcomers who want to explore the rich history of the American frontier.

Rawhide Rangers is a 1941 western with a runtime of 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (87)