December 19, 2019 Subject:
The Range Busters Do it Again
Monogram's Range Busters series stars Ray "Crash" Corrigan, vocalist John "Dusty" King and ventriloquist Max "Alibi" Terhune with his dummy "Elmer" in a light-headed and light-hearted western of sorts. Thieves are trying to steal gold by burrowing under the vault - an inside job as it turns out. Ranger Busters Corrigan and King spend a lot of time exchanging wise cracks while fighting over the woman in the film. Terhune splits his time playing peddler, ventriloquist and dead. All in all, not much action here - just good fun, so to speak. Gwen Gaze is the obligatory cutie here. IMDB says she was from Australia, held degrees from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and a drama degree from Pasadena College - then between 193-43 appeared in 13 films and was credited in 9 before she married and retired. IMDb says bad guy Robert Blair appeared in 12 films and credited in 4 between 1934-47 and offers little other info. Henchman Steve Clark and Tom London were bad guy regulars. Usual bad guy, here a sheriff, Bud Osborne, a Charles King look-alike. King offers us a song or two as well. IMDb says its a 57:00 minute film, we get 55:11 here. Your very average and rather light Range Busters movie.
I have never understood the presence of "Ventriloquism" in movies, or, even more so , radio .
Could someone from the older generation explain it
November 26, 2007 Subject:
worth the watch!
November 24, 2007 Subject:
It's worth a watch
Old Jim doesn't seem to like westerns much, but this film's OK. If you like the Three Mesquitters, then you'll know just what you're getting. An hour or so of decent entertainment minus the pseudo drama you get in current tripe. I'll give it a 5 to put it where it belongs, a strong 3.
November 15, 2006 Subject:
Do not watch this movie.
The Range Busters again. California gold during the panic of 1869.
Gold thieves use a tunnel. Crash, Dusty and Alibi bust heads. For our heroes there is little to do in the script and lots of dead time. Normally I like these guys.