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Trail of the Silver Spurs (1941)

Approved | | Western | 4 January 1941 (USA)
The Range Busters are investigating a gold robbery from the Denver Mint in a supposedly deserted Arizona ghost town, but they soon find they're not the only town resident with a nose for gold.


S. Roy Luby


Earle Snell (screenplay), Elmer Clifton (story)


Complete credited cast:
Ray Corrigan ... Crash Corrigan
John 'Dusty' King ... Dusty King
Max Terhune ... Alibi Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
I. Stanford Jolley ... The Jingler
Dorothy Short ... Nancy Nordick
Milburn Morante ... Dan Nordick (as Milt Morante)
George Chesebro ... Wilson
Eddie Dean ... Stoner
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The Range Busters are after Jingler and the gold taken from the Denver mint. They travel to Bottleneck only to find it a ghost town. But after Alibi salts the mine, Bottleneck quickly becomes a boom town. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Jingler: [as the gunman is poking around the grandfather clock] What are you looking for?
The Gunman: Nothing. I was just killin' time/
The Jingler: Maybe you pick funny places to kill it. I don't know who you are. This isn't the first time you've gotten in my way. Next time will be the last. Safest thing you can do is get out of town.
The Gunman: Okay.
The Jingler: And close the door after you.
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Follows Trailing Double Trouble (1940) See more »


Home on the Range
lyrics by Brewster M. Higley and music by Daniel E. Kelley
heard under opening and closing titles
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Alibi ain't worth his salt
23 May 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Either someone at Monogram butchered this Range Busters western or it was not carefully edited for television. In the days that Sam Katzman rode the range at Monogram either is a good bet.

The guys are working undercover and are on the trail of an hombre called the Jingler because he wears the biggest and fanciest pair of spurs you ever saw. Doesn't believe in being incognito.

Speaking of disguises the Range Busters in going undercover discard their familiar mounts, but keep their famous cowboy hero outfits lest the front row kids know for sure they're the good guys. They sure don't look like miners.

The investigation isn't helped by Max Terhune after consultation with Elmer decides to salt the abandoned mine in the ghost town where the Jingler is reputed to be. Overnight the town fills and just as fast it empties when the truth is discovered.

Now they're might be some lost footage out there, but I doubt we'll see a demand for a director's cut.

One of the worst of the Range Busters.

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4 January 1941 (USA) See more »

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