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Saddle Mountain Roundup (1941)

Not Rated | | Western | 29 August 1941 (USA)
An old man and his Chinese servant are in danager of becoming victims of the ruthless killer, "The Raven."

Director:

S. Roy Luby

Writers:

William L. Nolte (original story), John Vlahos (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Corrigan ... Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
John 'Dusty' King ... Dusty King
Max Terhune ... Alibi Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
Elmer Elmer ... Elmer - Alibi's Dummy
Lita Conway ... Nancy Henderson
Jack Mulhall ... Freeman
Willie Fung ... Fang Way
John Elliott ... 'Magpie' Harper
George Chesebro ... Blackie
Jack Holmes Jack Holmes ... Sheriff
Steve Clark ... Jack Henderson
Carl Mathews Carl Mathews ... Henchman Bill
Harold Goodman Harold Goodman ... Cousin Harold (as Cousin Harold Goodman)
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Storyline

Someone is trying to kill Magpie Harper so he sends for the Range Busters. Crash and Dusty arrive to find him murdered. Then Alibi who was bringing the Range Busters' cattle drive money fails to show up. Dusty accidently finds a secret mine tunnel that leads to Alibi whom he sets free. Returning they see the murderer who flees but Crash is nearby to chase after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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It's a six-gun serenade...as three riotous rangebusters spit lead at western outlaws! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1941 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Range Busters See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although this film was most likely telecast in New York City in 1945 on WNBT, along with the rest of the Range Buster series, its earliest documented telecast took place Saturday 16 April 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). In Cincinnati it first aired Tuesday 6 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Chicago Thursday 8 December 1949 on WGN (Channel 9), and in Los Angeles Saturday 21 January 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13). See more »

Connections

Follows The Range Busters (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Doggone Dogie Got Away
Music by Jean George
Lyrics by John 'Dusty' King
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A bit better than average...but why Elmer?!
10 October 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have never really understood Max Terhune. In his Range Buster films, he's always toting about his ventriloquist's dummy, Elmer. Think about it....a hero riding about the range with a puppet in his arms! Because of that, I can never take any of his films very seriously, that's for sure. So, at the outset, this one could be, at best, a decent film--never a very good one.

The story is a nice change for the series because in some ways it's like combining a Charlie Chan or old dark house movie with a traditional B-western. It begins with a very nervous old man writing a letter to the Range Busters requesting their help. However, before they arrive, the old guy has been murdered--and so, naturally, the three (Dusty King, Ray Corrigan and Terhune) investigate. One of the possible killers is a guy named 'Blackie'---and this is at least a dead giveaway that he's NOT one of the good guys! Overall, the film is a decent mix of action, comedy and mystery. Not great but a nice change of pace for the series.


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