The Rangers Take Over

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"He Used His Gun Instead Of His Head--And Had To Join The Outlaws To Prove He Could Make The Grade"
  • Passed
  • 1942
  • 1 hr
  • 5.3  (30)

The Rangers Take Over is a 1942 Western film directed by Edward Finney and produced by Vernon H Greer. The movie stars Dave O’Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson, and Christine McIntyre in lead roles. The film revolves around the story of a group of Texas Rangers who are on a mission to retrieve a stolen payroll from the bandit, Jim Drummond. The lead ranger, Tex Wyatt (Dave O’Brien), along with his partners, Jim Steele (James Newill) and Panhandle Perkins (Guy Wilkerson) sets out to catch Jim and his gang. The three rangers are joined by a female reporter, Linda Ross (Christine McIntyre) who is determined to report the story of the heroism of the Texas Rangers.

The film starts with a bang as the robbers ride into town to steal the payroll from the local bank. In the midst of the chaos, the head ranger, Tex Wyatt, gets shot and lies unconscious. The robbers dispose of the stolen money and flee on horseback. Tex’s partners, Jim and Panhandle, find him injured and take him to a nearby ranch to recover.

Once Tex is well enough, Jim and Panhandle inform him of the robbery and the pursuit to catch the robbers begins. The plot thickens as Linda, the reporter, begins to follow the Rangers to get the scoop on the story. Her presence adds to the tension as the rangers try to catch the robbers and Linda insists on following the rangers, endangering herself and the Rangers.

As the Rangers close in on the robbers' hideout, they face several obstacles in their way, including a group of hostile Indians, a dangerous maze of canyons and rock formations, and the bandit's vicious henchmen who will stop at nothing to protect their leader.

The film's action scenes are well choreographed and keep the audiences on the edge of their seats. The ranger’s determination, bravery, and loyalty to each other are evident throughout the film. Their unwavering commitment to serve their people and protect their community is admirable and inspiring.

The Rangers Take Over is a classic Western that captures the essence of the Texan outlaw era. The cinematography of the movie is breathtaking, capturing the beauty of the Texan countryside. The film is also notable for its catchy soundtrack, featuring traditional southern folk songs.

The cast of the film portrays their characters well. Dave O’Brien delivers an excellent performance as Tex, the fearless leader of the Texas Rangers. James Newill's portrayal of Jim Steele, the sharpshooter, and Guy Wilkerson's portrayal of Panhandle Perkins, the comic relief of the movie, are also noteworthy. Christine McIntyre, in her role as Linda, adds a touch of feminine charm to the otherwise male-dominated cast.

The film’s plot may seem predictable to some, but its execution is impressive. The themes of justice, loyalty, and bravery come through strongly in The Rangers Take Over. The film portrays the Rangers' life as one of constant danger and sacrifice. The movie's message is clear- that the Texas Rangers are a symbol of hope and justice for the people they serve.

The Rangers Take Over is an entertaining movie that will satisfy fans of classic Westerns. It has all the elements of a good Western movie- horse chases, gunfights, and breathtaking landscapes. The film is suitable for viewers of all ages, and it remains a classic of the Western genre.

The Rangers Take Over is a 1942 western with a runtime of 1 hour. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (30)