Code of the Prairie (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

Code of the Prairie (1944)





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Code of the Prairie was among the first of cowboy star Sunset Carson's vehicles for Republic Pictures. There is nothing extraordinary about the plot, in which Carson, wrongly accused of a crime, vanquishes the villains with a spectacular (and undoubled) display of fisticuffs. What is unusual is the billing. Comedy relief Smiley Burnette is actually billed above nominal leading man Sunset Carson, proof positive of Burnette's enormous popularity with western fans. Burnette's top-dog status in the Carson series would continue until 1945, when he left Republic to join Charles Starrett at Columbia Pictures.

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Sunset Carson
as Sunset Carson
Smiley Burnette
as Frog Millhouse
Peggy Stewart
as Helen Matson
Weldon Heyburn
as Jess Thorpe
Tom Chatterton
as Bat Matson
Roy Barcroft
as `Professor' David Larson Graham
Tom London
as Loomis
Jack Kirk
as Boggs
Tom Steele
as Burley
Bob Wilke
as Outlaws in Office
Frank Ellis
as Outlaws in Office
Rex Lease
as Outlaws on Trail
Henry Wills
as Outlaws on Trail
Ken Terrell
as Outlaw in Brawl
Charles King
as Election Informer
Nolan Leary
as Rancher
Hank Bell
as Stage Driver Jim
Karl Hackett
as Deputy Sheriff
Jack O'Shea
as Townsman
Horace B. Carpenter
as Townsman Jim
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