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Three Texas Steers (1939)

Passed | | Action, Western | 12 May 1939 (USA)
Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Betty Burbridge (original screenplay), Stanley Roberts (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith / Willie the Gorilla (as Naba)
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Carole Landis ... Nancy Evans
Ralph Graves ... George Ward
Roscoe Ates ... Sheriff Brown (as Rosco Ates)
Collette Lyons ... Lillian
Billy Curtis ... Hercules
Ted Adams ... Steve
Stanley Blystone ... Rankin
David Sharpe ... Tony
Ethan Laidlaw ... Morgan
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Postman
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Storyline

Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the circus to force Nancy to sell the ranch; instead, she goes there to live. Will her neighbors, the Three Mesquiteers, be a match for the secret swindlers? And what's so valuable about that run-down ranch anyway? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THEY HIT THE CIRCUS TRAILS IN A FAST-RIDING, ACTION-THRILLER THAT ENDS IN A BLAZE OF GLORY ON THE RACE-TRACK! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger Rides the Range See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this picture, the 3-M Ranch is located in Mesquite County, Texas, however in the prior movie of the Three Mesquiteers series, "The Night Riders", the 3-M Ranch was in the vicinity of Los Vientos in an unnamed state. See more »

Quotes

[intent on a showdown with Mike Abbott, the Mesquiteers discover that he's not in his hotel room]
Tucson Smith: Maybe we should go in and sort of tidy up the room.
Stony Brooke: Funny, that's just what I was thinkin'.
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Followed by Gangs of Sonora (1941) See more »

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