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Along the Rio Grande

Along the Rio Grande(1941)

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According to news items in Hollywood Reporter, portions of this picture were shot in Victorville, CA and employed a new super-portable sound camera that eliminated the necessity of using a sound truck on location. This was the third in RKO's series of Tim Holt westerns. The series began in 1940 with Wagon Train, which was produced by Bert Gilroy and featured Holt, Ray Whitley as the singing cowboy "Smokey" and Emmett Lynn as "Whopper." Gilroy continued as producer for all twelve Holt RKO westerns. In the 1941 film Cyclone on Horseback, Lee "Lasses" White replaced Emmett Lynn as Whopper. In the 1942 film Bandit Ranger, Whopper and Smokey were replaced as Holt's sidekicks by Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards. RKO produced the series until July 1942 when Holt joined the military.