Friday, July 27, 2012

Best Chatsworth Movies -- The Renegade Ranger (1938)


Directed by David Howard -- The Renegade Ranger (1938) -- is a first class George O'Brien Western that also features twenty year-old Rita Hayworth and newcomer Tim Holt.


Plot

Jack Steele (George O'Brien) is a Texas Ranger who has been sent to bring in Ranchero Judith Alvarez (Rita Hayworth) who is wanted for murder.

Judith Alvarez and her outlaw gang have been battling evil government officials who have cheated ranchers out of their land.

Larry Corwin (Tim Holt) is an ex-Ranger who rides for Alvarez, and things get dicey when he reveals the true identity of Jack Steele who is undercover.


Cast

George O'Brien as Captain Jack Steele
 
Rita Hayworth as Judith Alvarez
 
Tim Holt as Larry Corwin
 
Ray Whitley as Happy
 
Lucio Villegas as Don Juan Campielo
 
William Royle as Ben Sanderson
 
Cecilia Callejo as Toñia Campielo
   
Neal Hart as Sheriff Joe Rawlings
 
Monte Montague as Monte
 
Bob Kortman as Idaho
 
Charles Stevens as Manuel
 
Jim Mason as Hank
 
Tom London as Red


For Iverson Movie Ranch aficionados there are plenty of scenes lensed in (and around) the famous Garden of the Gods pinnacles.


I recommend watching this action packed oater -- best of all you can watch it for free on archive.org.

For more information about the Chatsworth filming locations visit http://www.cowboyup.com/ and learn about my books: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland © 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-615-21522-8) and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas © 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-615-21499-3)

3 comments:

  1. Tim Holt is awesome. What a smile. And just like Gene, so easy going (for the most part)...

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  3. Drinfting tes photos sont formidable!...surtout celle de Rita Cansino....

    Un bon trio au générique et un 4e Ray Whitley Singing et grand guitariste!...

    So long Jica

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