The Rangers Take Over (1942)

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Texas Ranger Sergeant Jim Steele (Jim Newill) spots Pete Dawson (Bud Osborne) taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the ... See full summary »



  • Iris Meredith and James Newill in The Rangers Take Over (1942)
  • James Newill and Dave O'Brien in The Rangers Take Over (1942)
  • Charles King, James Newill, and Dave O'Brien in The Rangers Take Over (1942)
  • Rusty Cline, Robert Hoag, I. Stanford Jolley, James Newill, Dave O'Brien, Cal Shrum, Art Wenzel, Don Weston, and Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers in The Rangers Take Over (1942)
  • James Newill, Dave O'Brien, and Guy Wilkerson in The Rangers Take Over (1942)
  • I. Stanford Jolley, Iris Meredith, and James Newill in The Rangers Take Over (1942)

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Albert Herman


Elmer Clifton (story and screenplay)

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11 May 2018 | bkoganbing
| Trio of Texas Rangers
Producer's Releasing Corporation inaugurated its trio western series with this film The Rangers Take Over as Jim Newill, Dave O'Brien, and Guy Wilkerson play a trio of Texas Rangers. Some elements of such classic films as Lives Of A Bengal Lancer and Rio Grande are found in the story.

Ranger sergeant Newill is on the trail of some horse thieves and also given some new recruits to train and they include O'Brien who is the son of the Ranger captain Forrest Taylor who is one strict disciplinarian. Guy Wilkerson also a new recruit has history with Taylor when he was a scout in the cavalry where Taylor also served.

Basically father and son have their issues but it all comes out right in the end as the trio of Newill, O'Brien and Taylor is formed and they go on to many new assignments in a series of films for PRC.

Perennial western villain I. Stanford Jolley is the ringleader of the horse thieves and by no means a fool. Interesting how he's taken down.

For a PRC film, the usual shabbiness, but not too bad as this studio did not exactly bid for Gone With The Wind.

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