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Range Busters: Range Busters (1940) / Thunder River Feud (1942)
Range Busters Range Busters / Thunder River Feud
Actors: Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, John King
Genres: Westerns, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2007     2hr 0min

The Range Busters save the day in two western classics.


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Actors: Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, John King
Genres: Westerns, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Alpha Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 10/30/2007
Original Release Date: 10/30/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 10/30/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
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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"Range Busters Series ... Double Feature (1941/42) ... Monog
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 04/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Monogram Pictures presents "RANGE BUSTERS/THUNDER RIVER FEUD" (1941/1942) (120 mins/B&W) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) -- With the success of Republic's Three Mesquiteers, several forces came together around 1940 to develop a new 'trigger trio' for the screen --- The star was Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, a producer named George W. Weeks and Monogram Pictures --- With a character of his own name. Ray starred in 20 of the 24 films in this series between 1940 and 1943 --- The Range Busters was clearly a lower budget copy of the Mesquiteers --- Big, muscular Ray 'Crash' Corrigan was the lead, the second lead was John 'Dusty' King, a big band singer (Ben Bernie Orchestra) with a reasonably good baritone, who would vocalize a tune or two in each film --- And comic relief was in the hands of ventriloquist Max 'Alibi' Terhune (and his wise-cracking dummy Elmer --- Monogram would distribute the Range Busters but not be directly involved in the productions --- The deal gave Corrigan a substantial share of the film profits (in an interview years later, Ray said he received 50%).

The first film of this double feature - "RANGE BUSTERS" (22 August 1940) (56 mins/B&W)

Under the production staff of:
Roy S. Luby - Director
George W. Weeks - Producer
John Rathmell - Screenwriter
Eddie Linden - Cinematographer
Roy Claire - Editor

Our story line and plot, Our heroes Ray "Crash" Corrigan (Himself), Dusty (John King) and Alibi (Max Terhune) members of the Range Busters find a mysterious phantom is murdering the hands at the Circle T Ranch and the owner sends for the Range Busters just before he too is killed --- They quickly run into trouble with Torrance (LeRoy Mason) and his gang --- Seems Torance is after the Circle T but Crash doesn't think he is the phantom --- Crash suspects it may be blind Uncle Rolf (Earle Hodgins) --- When the phantom strikes next, Crash is ready and his identity is soon revealed, who do you think he is --- "The Range Busters"-which was also the name of the first film in the series --- Watch for clues in the first part of the film and see if you know who the Phantom is.

the cast includes:
Ray Corrigan ... 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
John 'Dusty' King ... 'Dusty'
Max Terhune ... 'Alibi' (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
Elmer ... Elmer, Alibi's Dummy
Luana Walters ... Carol Thorp
LeRoy Mason ... Torrence
Earle Hodgins ... Uncle Rolf Thorp
Frank LaRue ... Doc Stengle
Kermit Maynard ... Henchman Wyoming
Bruce King ... Henchman Wall
Carl Mathews ... Henchman Rocky (as 'Duke' Mathews)
Horace Murphy ... Homer Thorp

Second film of the this double feature - "THUNDER RIVER FEUD" (9 January 1942) (58 mins/B&W)

Under the production staff of:
Roy S. Luby - Director
George W. Weeks - Producer
Earle Snell - Screenwriter
John Vlahos - Screenwriter
Robert C. Cline - Cinematographer
Jean George - Songwriter
Frank Sanucci - Musical Direction/Supervision
Roy Claire - Editor

Our story line and plot, Our heroes Ray "Crash" Corrigan (Himself), Dusty (John King) and Alibi (Max Terhune) members of the Range Busters are batering between themselves as they were attracted by a picture of Maybelle Pembroke (Jan Wiley), head for the Pembroke ranch separetely --- Crash arrives posing as a dude while Dusty arrives posing as Crash, a mixup having put his picture in the paper identified as Crash --- Later Alibi arrives and the three go to work when outlaws trick the Pembroke ranch and it's neighbor into a gunfight with each other --- Somewhere along the line, John King gets to sing "What a Wonderful Day" --- Check out the line up of B-Western character actors George Chesebro, Carleton Young, Budd Buster, Steve Clark, Ted Mapes, Hal Price and Wally West.

the cast includes:
Ray Corrigan ... Crash Corrigan
John 'Dusty' King ... Dusty King
Max Terhune ... Alibi Terhune
Elmer ... Elmer, Alibi's Dummy
Jan Wiley ... Maybelle Pembroke
Jack Holmes ... Jim Pembroke (as Jack M. Holmes)
Rick Anderson ... Colonel Harrison
Carleton Young ... Grover Harrison
George Chesebro ... Dick Taggart
Carl Mathews ... Tex, thug in checked shirt
Budd Buster ... Sheriff
Ted Mapes ... Buck, thug in white vest
Steve Clark ... Shorty Branscomb
Tex Palmer ... Henchman
Hal Price ... Shopkeeper
Wally West ... Barfly

1. Ray 'Crash' Corrigan (aka: Raymond Benard)
Date of Birth: 14 February 1902 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of Death: 10 August 1976 - Brookings Harbor, Oregon

2. John 'Dusty' King (aka: Miller McLeod Everson)
Date of Birth: 11 July 1909 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Death: 11 November 1987 - San Diego, California

3. Max Terhune
Date of Birth: 12 February 1891 - Anderson, Indiana
Date of Death: 5 June 1973 - Los Angeles, California

If you crave action, drama and plenty of adventure check out other western double features --- Ask Amazon.Com to carry the volumes as they are not available on Amazon as of yet --- you can order and pick up your copy now from VCI Entertainment


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 --- all my heroes have been cowboys!

Total Time: 120 min on VHS/DVD ~ Monogram Pictures ~ (10/30/2007)"