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The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)

Steve and sidekick Arkansas arrive to help out their old friend Dan McBride. Dan's former associate Thatcher is rustling cattle and Dan is accused of tipping them off as to the location of ... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writer:

Luci Ward (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Starrett ... Steve Harrison
Kay Harris ... Carol Comstock
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
Ernest Tubb ... Ernie
Johnny Luther's Ranch Boys Johnny Luther's Ranch Boys ... Cowhands & Musicians
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Storyline

Steve and sidekick Arkansas arrive to help out their old friend Dan McBride. Dan's former associate Thatcher is rustling cattle and Dan is accused of tipping them off as to the location of the herds. When Carol Comstock informs Steve her father is the informant, Steve and the Sheriff plan to trap the Thatcher gang by baiting them with another herd. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Action Rules the Plains as Cattle Rustlers Rush to Cover! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piasmenoi stin pagida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The story takes place before the end of the 19th Century, in the era of unpaved roads, oil lamps, and cattle rustling, yet Kay Harris sports a strictly 1943 hairstyle, and contemporary 1943 clothing, including knee length skirts, shoulder pads, and high heeled shoes, at least fifty or more years ahead of their time. See more »

Connections

Remake of Shine on Harvest Moon (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue-Eyed Elaine
Written by Ernest Tubb
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Typical Fine Starrett Western
16 November 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A generic B Western title -- it was used for a Buck Jones oater in 1926 -- conceals an example of the fine Starrett B westerns from this era. He's an ex-Ranger in this one, called in to deal with cattle rustlers who are pinning the blame on Stanley Bride. Can Starrett find the baddies and get Stanley married to Kay Harris in less than an hour of screen time?

Starrett's westerns were always economically shot, but the folks at Columbia knew how to give value for money. Arthur Hunnicutt show up in his first foray in Hollywood as Starrett's sidekick. Johnny Luther's Ranh Boys sing several times; they offer a particularly nice version of "Walking the Floors Over You". The script makes sense (they didn't always in the Bs) and Benjamin Kline's camera-work is, as always, particularly nice, with some nice portrait shots -- I particularly liked the way he composed and shot the "Blue-Eyed Elaine" scene.

It's not the best of the Bs, but it is a solid effort. You can show this one to your friends without worrying.


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