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Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941)

Ridin' the Cherokee Trail

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Tex Ritter's penultimate Western for Monogram -- and his second-to-last as a solo star -- Ridin' the Cherokee Trail featured no less than 13 musical numbers, several composed by Ritter and his sidekick Arkansas Slim Andrews. Surrounding all this warbling, screenwriter Edmond Kelso and director Spencer Gordon Bennet crafted a fine little story of a couple of Texas Rangers crossing into the lawless Cherokee Strip despite the fact that they lack jurisdiction. The area is terrorized by a gang of outlaws lead by Bradley Craven (Forrest Taylor, who consistently prevents the citizenry to hold an election to join the Union. Tex and Slim join the forces of rancher Wyatt (Fred Burns and his daughter Ruth (Betty Miles) and after several skirmishes -- during which Tex briefly goes undercover as an outlaw -- Craven and his gang are defeated. In gratitude, the citizenry elects Tex to hoist the first Union flag. In the music numbers, Ritter and Andrews were accompanied by The Tennessee Ramblers, a hayseed singing group popular with rural audiences.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ed Kelso
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
Runtime:
Monogram

Cast

Tex Ritter
as Lieutenant Tex Ritte...
Betty Miles
as Ruth Wyatt
Forrest Taylor
as Bradley Craven
Jack Roper
as Henchman 'Squint'
Fred Burns
as Rancher Wyatt
Bob Card
as Captain Wallace
Happy Tex Martin
as Tennessee Rambler
Cecil Campbell
as Tennessee Rambler
Kid Clark
as Tennessee Rambler
Chuck Baldra
as Rancher
Dean Hal Blair
as Tennessee Ramblers (...
Jack Gillette
as Tennessee Ramblers (...
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An old school Black & White cowboy good guys wear white hats film. A very funny opening, a good guy is shot from the back of the wagon, Tex Ritter comes and saves the Father and daughter on the wagon and shoots an outlaw. We see the other outlaws go back for the bad guy, but you never see Tex or the people on the wagon go back to get the good guy, he is just eliminated from the story. 3 stars 7-17-12

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