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Song of the Range

USA 1944
produced by
Philip N. Krasne for Monogram
directed by Wallace Fox
starring Jimmy Wakely, Dennis Moore, Lee 'Lasses' White, Cay Forrester, Sam Flint, Hugh Prosser, Steve Clark, Edmund Cobb, Cedric Stevens, Johnny Bond, the Sunshine Girls, the Red River Valley Boys, George Eldredge
written by Betty Burbridge

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Jimmy (Jimmy Wakely), Denny (Dennis Moore), Lasses (Lee 'Lasses' White) & their group of musicians (The Red River Valley Boys) are riding the range when they bump into a dame, Dale (Cay Forrester) who seems to be desperate to win the (romantic) attention of one Bruce Carter (Hugh Prosser), with little success ... Not only that, she also loses her wallet.

& Denny, when he wants to return the wallet to her (at an incredibly corny holyday resort), not only witnesses Dale's partner in crime Trever (George Eldredge) shooting Bruce dead, but she even accuses Dale to have shot him ... which leads to Denny being locked up by the hotel's personnel until the sheriff arrives ... just a good thing Lasses has a trick or 2 up his sleeve & convinces everyone to be the sheriff to free his pal.

But even if Denny's free again now, he & his friends still have to clear his name, so Denny & Lasses decide to tail Trevor while it's left to Jimmy to serenade Dale.

Denny & Lasses soon find Trevor, dieing, & also find out he was a federal agent. Denny, not willing to be charged with yet another murder he didn't commit, assumes the identity of Trevor, & he & Lasses decide to solve the case (something about an abandoned mine) in Trevor's place.

Jimmy meanwhile has found out that Dale is a federal agent as well, & she & Trevor have been working on a case about gold-theft & smuggling together. & when she & Jimmy meet up with Denny & Lasses, they dig up the decisive slue ... the Ajax gold-mine. However, to find out how the mine fits in with the whole case, Denny has to assume yet another identity, that of the dead Bruce Carter, & mingle with the gang who operate from the mine. Soon it becomes clear that Carter was the mastermind of a gold smuggling operation which uses the Ajax mine as a perfect cover-up (nothing is less suspicious than gold in a gold-mine).

At first the gangsters in the mine, led by Manning (Edmund Cobb) even believe Denny to be Bruce Carter (as none of them has actually seen Carter), only when Winters (Sam Flint), the other head of the operation & a personal friend of the late Carter, joins up with them, do Denny's prospects start to look less & less promising, he's even invited to his own necktie party.

But ultimately, with the help of Dale, our heroic trio can bring all the gangsters to justice.

 

Of course this is a Western done on the cheap so one mustn't expect any kind of extravaganza, but on the bright side, the rather static b-Western formula is enriched here with a rather interesting (if not wholly original) crime caper plot full of federal agents, double agents & a few surprising plottwists, which makes this one more interesting than  many other B Westerns of its time.

However, too much singing (even if motivated by the plot) might rather put people off nowadays.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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