" Guns of the Pecos" was another in Warner Bros. "Singing Cowboy" series starring Dick Foran. This time around he's a Texas Ranger named Steve Ainslee.
Major Burton (Gordon Hart) is charged with bringing a herd of wild horses in for the army. Judge (don't call me Roy Bean) Hardy (Robert Middlemass) is a corrupt judge holding court in a saloon. He instructs his gang Henry Otho, Monte Montegue, Bud Osborne and Milton Kibbee to rustle the herd. Along comes "The Singing Ranger" Steve Ainslee to join up with the rustlers, undercover of course. He gets to sing another song while riding herd to the horses.
Major Burton, who has a fetching young daughter Alice (Anne Nagel) by the way, rushes to save his herd but is shot dead by the rustlers. One of the rustlers removes Burton's wallet. Later, while carrying a $25,000 cheque for Judge Hardy, He loses it to Steve. Steve seeing the cheque with Hardy's name on it, formulates a plan to have Hardy reveal himself as the head man by catching him red handed cashing the cheque (which is for the selling of the horses).
While foiling a break in attempt by Hardy's men, Steve is arrested for Major Burton's murder and the rustling when Alice recognizes her father's wallet. Steve's partner Jeff Carter (Eddie Acuff) manages to aid Steve's escape. Steve and Jeff hide out at Alice's ranch but are discovered by Hardy and his men.
Hardy sends for more men and they attack the ranch. Steve sensing defeat, rides for help from Ranger Headquarters. Capt. Norris (Joseph Crehan) and the rangers ride with Steve to the rescue. But, will they get there in time? Meanwhile the beleaguered few fight on until.....................................................
Of note is the mock trial of loud mouthed drunken Hardy critic Wellman (Gordon "Wild Bill" Elliott) who is fined the amount in his wallet and tossed out the front door of the saloon. Acuff provides what little comedy relief there is through his unwanted advances from Aunt Carrie (Fay Holden). Foran gets the girl but wisely doesn't marry her this time but gets to serenade her..
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