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Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)

This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state... See full summary »


George Sherman


Barry Shipman (screenplay), Earle Snell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke / Laredo Kid
Raymond Hatton ... Rusty Joslin
Duncan Renaldo ... Rico
Rosella Towne ... Doris Manners
Sammy McKim ... Danny Burke
LeRoy Mason ... King Barton
Pat O'Malley ... Captain Taylor
Dennis Moore ... Jim Barton
John St. Polis ... Joseph Manners
Robert Blair Robert Blair ... Sergeant Bush
Burr Caruth Burr Caruth ... John
Jack Kirk ... Harris


This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state, but Republic, which easily produced the best of the B-westerns, quite often used a title that had nothing to do with the locale of the film. Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico are Texas Rangers unable to enter the territory known as the Panhandle as it is not part of the state, and lawlessness runs rampant there, under the guerrilla leader, King Barton. They discover a young boy, Danny Burke, wounded and left to die by the Barton gang. They nurse him back to health, but he is killed in another raid by the Barton outfit. Stony takes possession of the boy's gun and vows vengeance. Since the strip of land hiding the outlaws is under Federal authority, the Mesquiteers enter the territory with a plan to lure the outlaws across the Texas border. Stony, posing as his look-alike outlaw double known as ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

24 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiros das Montanhas Rochosas See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


| (Western Channel print) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
Sung a cappella by Robert Livingston
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I'll go along with the "Rocky" part
3 January 2004 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

This film got enough "only-in-the-movies" head-shakes from me that it also gets my "below-average" rating. The Three Mesquiteers bring a group of reinforcers to The Texas Rangers, who lack authority to address rampant bullying and lawlessness in a nearby area, which later became the "panhandle" of Oklahoma. The plan is to lure the boss desperado and his gang into Texas, where the good guys can do battle with the villains. Another part of the plan involves one of the Mesquiteers impersonating a look-alike fugitive. But then the REAL wanted man arrives on the scene. ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS might give realists such as me a mild workout.

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