The Rangers Take Over

The Rangers Take Over is a 1942 American Western film directed by Albert Herman and written by Elmer Clifton. The film stars Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson, Iris Meredith, Forrest Taylor and I. Stanford Jolley. The film was released on Dember 25, 1942, by Producers Releasing Corporation.[1][2][3]

The Rangers Take Over
The Rangers Take Over poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlbert Herman
Produced byAlfred Stern
Arthur Alexander
Screenplay byElmer Clifton
StarringDave O'Brien
James Newill
Guy Wilkerson
Iris Meredith
Forrest Taylor
I. Stanford Jolley
CinematographyRobert E. Cline
Edited byCharles Henkel Jr.
Alexander-Stern Productions
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • December 25, 1942 (1942-12-25)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is the first of PRC's 22-film "Texas Rangers" series starring Dave O'Brien, James Newill and Guy Wilkerson.

James Newill sings three songs in the film co-written by Newill and O'Brien: "The Rangers Take Over", "High in the Saddle" and "Campfire on the Prairie".


Tex Wyatt, a new recruit, is assigned by his father to investigate cattle rustlings. He's thrown off the force for disobeying orders, and goes undercover with the rustler gang. Working with rangers Jim Steele and Panhandle Perkins, he busts the gang, and earns his spot on the force again.


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. ^ "The Rangers Take Over (1942) - Overview". Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  2. ^ Hans J. Wollstein. "The Rangers Take Over (1943) - Albert Herman". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  3. ^ "The Rangers Take Over". Retrieved 2019-12-17.

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