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The Range Busters
24 Films released from 1940 - 1943


Then came 4 starring John King, Dave Sharpe, Max Terhune and Rex Lease:

TEXAS TO BATAAN (1942)
TRAIL RIDERS (1942)
TWO FISTED JUSTICE (1943)
HAUNTED RANCH (1943)




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Dave Sharpe and John 'Dusty' King have the drop on Frank Ellis in TEXAS TO BATAAN (Monogram, 1942). This was the 17th of 24 films in the Range Busters series and the plot involved the trio delivering Army horses to the Phillipines. At the end, there's a radio broadcast announcing the Pearl Harbor attack and the three heroes decide to enlist.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from L-to-R are an unidentified player, Kenne Duncan, John 'Dusty' King, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, and Dave Sharpe in a scene from TEXAS TO BATAAN (Monogram, 1942). This was the 18th of 24 films in the Range Busters series and the plot involved the trio delivering hosses to the Army.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from left to right are Dave Sharpe, Evelyn Finley and John King in a lobby card from TRAIL RIDERS (Monogram, 1942).



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from L-to-R are Lynton Brent, John King, Max Terhune and Dave Sharpe in another scene from the Range Busters adventure THE TRAIL RIDERS (Monogram, 1942).



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Above from left to right are Evelyn Finley, John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune and Dave Sharpe in a scene from TRAIL RIDERS (Monogram, 1942).  Appears that Sharpe doesn't approve of King's romantic interest in Finley.



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Above from left to right are Max Terhune, John King, Dave Sharpe, Forrest Taylor and Evelyn Finley in another still from THE TRAIL RIDERS (Monogram, 1942).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from left to right are John King, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Charlie King, Rex Lease, Bud Osborne, Glenn Strange and Max Terhune in a lobby card from HAUNTED RANCH (Monogram, 1943). Dave Sharpe started the film, but left for World War II duty and Rex Lease came in to finish the film. The scene in this lobby card is just prior to the closing brawl ... followed by Fred Toones discovering the "Little Brown Jug" tune that must be played on the organ ... and playing the song opens a secret wall passage with the missing gold from the Denver Mint.



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Above from left to right are Rex Lease, Fred Toones, Julie Duncan, John King, and Max Terhune in a scene from HAUNTED RANCH (Monogram, 1943).



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Above from left to right are Bud Osborne, Carl Mathews, Glenn Strange, Budd Buster, Max Terhune and Rex Lease in another still from HAUNTED RANCH (Monogram, 1943).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Do you remember this Range Busters?

It was made, but not with the DEAD MEN DON'T RIDE title as shown in this pressbook ad.

This film was released as HAUNTED RANCH.



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