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Texas Desperadoes (1936)





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Although Larry "Buster" Crabbe earns top billing, the hero of Drift Fence is former Western star Tom Keene as Jim Travis, who, at a rodeo, meets city dweller Jim Traft (Benny Baker), who has come west to erect a fence that will prevent Clay Jackson (Stanley Andrews) from continuing his cattle rustling business. A tough Western type, Travis suggests that he impersonate Traft and the building of the fence soon begins. But Travis is opposed by Slinger Dunn (Crabbe) and his family, whose small ranch will suffer from the division of the land. A romance between Travis and Slinger's sister, Paula (Katherine DeMille), paves the way for a meeting of the minds, however, and Slinger switches sides completely upon learning that Travis is a Texas Ranger in disguise. An in-house production (as opposed to Harry Sherman's Hopalong Cassidy Westerns), Drift Fence was the closest Paramount came to a B-Western in the mid-'30s. Zane Grey's original novel was published in 1932.


Tom Keene
as Jim Travis
Buster Crabbe
as Slinger Dunn
Benny Baker
as Jim Traft
Leif Erickson
as Curley Prentiss
Stanley Andrews
as Clay Jackson
Richard Carle
as Sheriff Bingham
Irving Bacon
as Windy Watkins
Jan Duggan
as Carrie Bingham
Walter Long
as Bev Wilson
Chester Gan
as Clarence, Chinese Cook
Richard Alexander
as Seth Haverly
Budd Fine
as Sam Haverly
Jack Pennick
as Weary, the Cook
Effie Ellsler
as Grandma Dunn
Jack Clifford
as Radio Announcer
Frank O'Connor
as Bartender
Don Roberts
as Man Behind the Counter
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