Gangsters of the Frontier

Gangsters of the Frontier (also known as Raiders of the Frontier in the United Kingdom) is a 1944 American Western film written and directed by Elmer Clifton. The film stars Dave O'Brien, Tex Ritter and Guy Wilkerson, with Patti McCarty, Harry Harvey and Betty Miles. The film was released on 22 September 1944, by Producers Releasing Corporation.[1][2][3]

Gangsters of the Frontier
Original film poster
Directed byElmer Clifton
Produced byArthur Alexander
Alfred Stern
Written byElmer Clifton
StarringSee below
CinematographyRobert E. Cline
Edited byCharles Henkel Jr.
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • 22 September 1944 (1944-09-22)
Running time
56 minutes
CountryUnited States

The fifteenth of the Texas Rangers film series, the film is regarded as a metaphor for World War II as a fascist-type gang enslaves a town.[4]

This film was the first of the "Texas Rangers" series to feature Tex Ritter, who replaced James Newill after 14 movies.

In the film, Tex Ritter sings "Please Remember Me" by Ritter and Robert McGimsey, and "He's Gone Up the Trail" and "Ride, Ranger, Ride" by Tim Spencer.[2]


See alsoEdit

The Texas Rangers series:

  1. The Rangers Take Over (1942)
  2. Bad Men of Thunder Gap (1943)
  3. West of Texas (1943)
  4. Border Buckaroos (1943)
  5. Fighting Valley (1943)
  6. Trail of Terror (1943)
  7. The Return of the Rangers (1943)
  8. Boss of Rawhide (1943)
  9. Outlaw Roundup (1944)
  10. Guns of the Law (1944)
  11. The Pinto Bandit (1944)
  12. Spook Town (1944)
  13. Brand of the Devil (1944)
  14. Gunsmoke Mesa (1944)
  15. Gangsters of the Frontier (1944)
  16. Dead or Alive (1944)
  17. The Whispering Skull (1944)
  18. Marked for Murder (1945)
  19. Enemy of the Law (1945)
  20. Three in the Saddle (1945)
  21. Frontier Fugitives (1945)
  22. Flaming Bullets (1945)


  1. ^ "Gangsters of the Frontier (1944) - Overview". Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hans J. Wollstein. "Gangsters of the Frontier (1944)". AllMovie. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Gangsters of the Frontier". Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ Loy, R. Philip Soldiers in Stetsons: B-Westerns Go to War pp.197-205 Journal of Popular Film and Television Volume 30, Issue 4, 2003

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