3 user

Rainbow Over the Range (1940)

A U.S. marshal is sent to investigate a gang that is stealing horses from the cavalry.


Albert Herman (as Al Herman)


Roger Merton (screenplay), Roland Lynch (story) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video




Complete credited cast:
Tex Ritter ... Marshal Tex Reed
Slim Andrews ... Slim Chance (as 'Arkansas Slim' Andrews)
Dorothy Fay ... Mary Manners
Gene Alsace ... Henchman Bart
Warner Richmond ... Gene Griffin
James Pierce ... Jim Rader (as Jim Pierce)
Chuck Morrison Chuck Morrison ... Buck Reding
Dennis Moore ... Jeff Manners
Art Wilcox and His Arizona Rangers Art Wilcox and His Arizona Rangers ... Western Band
Charles Wilcox Charles Wilcox ... Musician
Ted Bronson Ted Bronson ... Musician
Garland Edmundson Garland Edmundson ... Musician
Zoebra McLain Jackson Zoebra McLain Jackson ... Singer (as Joleen McLain)
Pinkie Jackson Pinkie Jackson ... Musician
White Flash White Flash ... White Flash


By the time U.S. Marshal Tex Reed and his pal, Slim Chance, arrive in town , a gang of horse thieves have killed the sheriff and his deputy and have stolen all the horses that Jeff Manners needs to fulfill his contract with the U. S. Cavalry. The gang has control of town politics also, and are about to close the school where Jeff's sister, Mary teaches. Tex tells the mayor, Jim Rader, the school is to be kept open, and when he beats gang member Bart Griffin in a fight, Rader and Griffin decide to get Tex out of the way. They frame Jeff for the murder of Luke Evans and then tell Jeff that Tex is coming to arrest him, hoping that Jeff will kill Tex. When Jeff finds out that Tex knows he has been framed, the two join forces in time to stop another horse raid in which Slim is injured. With the aid of Buck, a gang member befriended by Tex, they get back the original stolen herd and kill or jail the gang members. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Trouble-shootin' Tex...hi-jackin' horse thieves! See more »


Approved | See all certifications »






Release Date:

29 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Prescott, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Warner Richmond was thrown from his horse shortly after shooting began and fractured his skull, which is why he's seen for a very short time in the beginning of the film and then not seen at all for the rest of it. See more »


Tex Reed: Mary, you'll be the first woman in the West sworn in as a law lady. I hereby give you power to deputize others.
See more »


Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »


My Tonto Basin Home
by Garland Edmundson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tex Ritter comes to Prescott, Arizona
29 August 1999 | by Prescott-4See all my reviews

An above average Tex Ritter vehicle featuring his future wife Dorothy Fay (a Prescott native.) The movie was filmed in and around Prescott, AZ, including Watson Lake, Granite Dells, and the movie studio Producers Pictures Corporation (soon to be PRC) built at what is now Watson Lake Park. After making only two pictures at their new Prescott studio, PPC first rented it to Monogram, and then sold it to the City of Prescott. Listed third billing on the title credit is Warner Richmond, yet he is barely in the beginning of the movie. During early shooting he was thrown by his horse, landing on the granite rocks, suffering a fractured skull. Catchy tune under the credits: "My Tonto Basin Home" by Garland Edmundson.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed