Silver Range


53m 1946

Brief Synopsis

Range detectives Johnny Bronton (Johnny Mack Brown) and Tucson Smith (Raymond Hatton) are out to trap and bring to justice a band of smugglers who have been bringing silver across the Mexican border illegally. Their task is complicated when the smugglers kidnap Keanne Willoughby (Jan Bryant), the daughter of a rancher whose land the smugglers are using for their activities.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Silver Trail
Release Date
Nov 16, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
53m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

After an increase in the price of silver, outlaw Bart Nelson arranges for his gang to smuggle Mexican silver into the United States through a mine owned by Jason Turner. Banker Steve Ferguson, who supplied the initial capital for the scheme, is the third member of the group. The gang kidnaps rancher Jim Willoughby after he discovers that the smugglers are using a ravine on his Flying Arrow Ranch. To investigate Willoughby's disappearance, Sheriff Armstrong summons former U.S. Marshal Tucson Smith. While making inquiries, Tucson is ambushed, but is rescued by his old friend Johnny Bronton, who is on a cattle-buying trip. Tucson then persuades Johnny to help him with the investigation. To the dismay of Red, Willoughby's foreman, Willoughby's daughter Jeanne becomes romantically interested in Johnny. Later, it becomes clear that someone is feeding information to the smugglers, and Johnny and Tucson set a trap for the informant. After the informant is captured, Ferguson is double-crossed by one of his partners. The remaining smugglers begin to fight among themselves, enabling Johnny and Tucson to capture them. Later, Willoughby is found unharmed. Johnny leaves the ranch, and Jeanne and Red continue their romance.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Silver Trail
Release Date
Nov 16, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
53m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Notes

The film's working title was The Silver Trail. SAB credits Jess Bowers with writing the screenplay.