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Rough Riders: Riders From The West
Rough Riders Riders From The West
Actor: Buck Jones;Tim McCoy;Raymond Hatton
Director: Howard Bretherton
Genres: Westerns
NR     2007     1hr 30min

The Rough Riders take on a gang of cattle rustlers in this cowboy classic.

     
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Actor: Buck Jones;Tim McCoy;Raymond Hatton
Director: Howard Bretherton
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Studio: Alpha Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Original Release Date: 04/24/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 04/24/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"The Rough Riders ... Riders from the West (1942) ... Monogr
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 10/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Monogram Pictures present "RIDERS FROM THE WEST" (21 August 1942) (58 mins/B&W) (digitally remastered) --- Although The Rough Riders had a short run, they turned out some of the best B-Westerns ever to grace the Saturday Matinee --- In 1941 "The Rough Riders" series began with Buck Jones as Marshal Buck Roberts, Tim McCoy was Marshal Tim McCall and Raymond Hatton was Marshal Sandy Hopkins for Monogram Pictures -------- Special footnote, actor /producer Buck Jones made over 164 feature films beginning with "Western Blood" (1918/Silent) with a bit part...Jones final film was "Dawn on the Great Divide" (1942)...with his famed horse "Silver:, Jones was one of the most successful and popular B-Western actors of the '20s, '30s and '40s, at one time receiving more fan mail than any actor in the world...was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1973

Second special footnote actor Tim McCoy in real life was a sharpshooter and famed for his fast draw...was an expert on the Old West also an authority on Indian folklore could converse in Indian sign language...McCoy was inducted into the "Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum" in 1973, also inducted into "The Cowboy Hall of Fame" in 1974

Final special footnote, one of my favorite character actors was Johnny Mack's sidekick Raymond Hatton (1887-1971) as Marshall Sandy Hopkins who appeared from 1943 and made 45 films for Monogram Pictures...Hatton who first appeared on film in "Tragic Love" (1909-Silent/unconfirmed), "Oliver Twist" (1917), "The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), "The Squaw Man" (1931), "Law and Order" (1932)...during the '30s & '40s he played the comical sidekick for Johnny Mack Brown and Bob Livingston...went on to join Buck Jones and Tim McCoy in the "Rough Riders" series...Hatton worked right up to his last film "In Cold Blood" (1967).

Under the production staff of:
Howard P. Bretherton - Director
Scott R. Dunlap - Producer
Jess Bowers - Screenwriter
Harry Neumann - Cinematographer
Carl Pierson - Editor

The story line and plot, Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) doesn't go under cover in this one but Tim McCall (Tim McCoy) poses as the Cattlemen's Association Investigator and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) as a snake oil salesmen --- Before long the "boys" identify the trouble makers and bring them to justice --- First we have the crooked banker, Miller (Walter McGrail), the crooked saloon owner, Duke Mason (Harry Woods), the crooked rancher, John Holt (Robert Frazer), the crooked sheriff (Lee Phelps) and the "henchies", Hogan (Charles King), Slim (Tom London), Red (Bud Osborne) and Kermit Maynard as "one of the boys" --- It boasts a good cast of supporting players, as the bad guys rustling the local ranchers cattle in order to force them to mortgage their ranches with the villainous banker --- There's the son of the villainous rancher, Steve Holt (Dennis Moore) romancing Hope Turner (Christine McIntyre) daughter of the feisty old Ma Turner (Sarah Padden) who sends for the Rough Riders --- Some of my favorite B-Western character actors Charles King, Harry Woods, Tom London, Jack Kirk, Bud Osborne and Kermit Maynard give this oater a boost.

the cast includes:
Buck Jones ... Marshal Buck Roberts
Silver ... Buck's horse
Tim McCoy ... Marshal Tim McCall
Raymond Hatton ... Marshal Sandy Hopkins
Sarah Padden ... Ma Turner
Harry Woods ... Duke Mason
Christine McIntyre ... Hope Turner
Charles King ... Hogan - chunky henchman
Milburn Morante ... Joe, the storekeeper (as Milt Morante)
Walter McGrail ... Miller, the banker
Dennis Moore ... Steve Holt
Lynton Brent ... Henchman Roy
Roy Bucko ... Townsman
Herman Hack ... Herman
Jack Kirk ... Townsman
Tom London ... Slim - lanky henchman
Kermit Maynard ... Henchman
Bud Osborne ... Red, crooked ranchhand
Edward Peil Sr. ... Investigator Jim Dodge

SPECIAL FEATURES:
BIOS:
1. Buck Jones (aka: Charles Frederick Gebhart)
Date of Birth4 December 1889 - Vincennes, Indiana (some sources say 12 December 1891)
Date of Death: 30 November 1942 - Boston, Massachusetts (fire)

2. Tim McCoy (aka: Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy)
Date of Birth: 10 April 1891 - Saginaw, Michigan
Date of Death: 29 January 1978 - Nogales, Arizona

3. Raymond Hatton (aka: Raymond William Hatton)
Date of Birth: 7 July 1887 - Red Oak, Iowa
Date of Death: 21 October 1971 - Palmdale, California

Check out a full line of titles of Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton available from VCI:

Also available from VCI Entertaiment:
ROUGH RIDERS WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURE (Tim McCoy, Buck Jones and Raymond Hatton)
1. Vol. 1 - Arizona Bound/Gunman from Bodie (VCI #7241) (DVD)
2. Vol. 2 - Ghost Town Law/Below the Border (VCI #7264) (DVD)
3. Vol. 3 - Forbidden Trails/Down Texas Way (VCI #7274) (DVD)
4. Dawn on the Great Divide (VCI #7219) (DVD)

In 1941 the "Rough Riders" series began with Buck as Marshal Buck Roberts, Tim McCoy was Marshal Tim McCall and Raymond Hatton was Marshal Sandy Hopkins for Monogram Pictures:

1. ARIZONA BOUND (Monogram, 1941)
2. THE GUNMAN FROM BODIE (Monogram, 1941)
3. FORBIDDEN TRAILS (Monogram, 1941)
4. BELOW THE BORDER (Monogram, 1942)
5. GHOST TOWN LAW (Monogram, 1942)
6. DOWN TEXAS WAY (Monogram, 1942)
7. RIDERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1942)
8. WEST OF THE LAW (Monogram, 1942)

Hats off and thanks to Les Adams (collector/guideslines for character identification), Chuck Anderson (Webmaster: The Old Corral/B-Westerns.Com), Boyd Magers (Western Clippings), Bobby J. Copeland (author of "Trail Talk"), Rhonda Lemons (Empire Publishing Inc) and Bob Nareau (author of "The Real Bob Steele") as they have rekindled my interest once again for B-Westerns and Serials --- If you're into the memories of B-Westerns with high drama, this is the one you've been anxiously waiting for --- please stand up and take a bow Western Classics --- all my heroes have been cowboys!

Total Time: 56 min on DVD/VHS ~ Monogram Pictures ~ (4/24/2007)"