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The Fighting Gringo (1939)

Ben Wallace is after Don Aliso's rancho. After falsifying his land survey, he frames him for murder. But Wallace has a dull-witted accomplice in Rance Potter and this is who Wade Barton ... See full summary »

Director:

David Howard

Writer:

Oliver Drake (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Wade Barton
Lupita Tovar ... Anita del Campo
Lucio Villegas Lucio Villegas ... Don Aliso del Campo
William Royle ... Ben Wallace
Glenn Strange ... Rance Potter
Slim Whitaker ... Monty Bates (as Slim Whittaker)
LeRoy Mason ... John Courtney
Mary Field ... Sandra Courtney
Martin Garralaga ... Pedro
Dick Botiller ... Jose
Bill Cody ... Sheriff Fred Warren (as Bill Cody Sr.)
Cactus Mack ... Utah
Chris-Pin Martin ... Felipe - Barber
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Storyline

Ben Wallace is after Don Aliso's rancho. After falsifying his land survey, he frames him for murder. But Wallace has a dull-witted accomplice in Rance Potter and this is who Wade Barton thinks he can trick into a confession. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Trouble-Busters ride on El Rio! Border battle Royal! The whole wide West remembers it! You'll stomp and cheer! (original poster) See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den mexikanska ligan See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Ben Johnson. See more »

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Zapateado
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Written by Aaron González
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Another Solid O'Brien
31 July 2012 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The RKO O'Briens were the gold standard of B westerns in this period, with solid stories and acting, fine stunt work and cinematography by Harry Wild -- the opening sequence in which O'Brien stops a stagecoach robbery by leaping onto a horse's back -- the stuntman, actually --is a real corker, shot by a camera traveling in front of the coach. Unlike other B western cameramen, Wild never hesitated to move his camera, particularly in the outdoor shots.

This one is the film premiere of future Ford stock company member and Academy Award winner Ben Johnson, who is a member of the stunt team. That might be him doing the leap onto the horse's back.


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