Cast & Crew
When football star Tex Fletcher begins to long for his home in the Lone Star state, he quits the team to return to Texas. Accompanied by his tenderfoot friend, Spud Donovan, Tex rides into town to discover that the territory has been invaded by a gang of rustlers and that the ranchers suspect that his missing father, Sheriff Tom Fletcher, was in cahoots with the gang. Vowing to exonerate his father, Tex goes undercover as a singing cowboy. He soon learns that the current sheriff is in league with the rustlers, led by Jim Davis, who holds young Don Harper, brother of singer Jean Harper, in his clutches by threatening to expose him as the perpetrator of Tom Fletcher's murder. Tex begins his campaign to clean up the town by foiling the rustler's raid on the Baker ranch, thus earning Davis' enmity. After Don discovers that Tex is the mysterious rider who has come to the aid of the ranchers, the sheriff arrests the singing cowboy for murder, but Spud breaks his friend out of jail. Tex seeks refuge in Jean's hotel room, where he informs Don that Davis is responsible for his father's murder. The rustlers storm the hotel, but Tex is rescued by his football teammates, and after he eliminates Davis, law and order is restored to his home town.
The working titles of this film were Rhythm Rides the Range and Rhythm Rides to Saddle. Although onscreen credits list Bert Sternbach as assistant director, Motion Picture Herald credits Chuck Waserman with that job. This picture marked radio cowboy Tex Fletcher's film debut. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, the picture was shot at the Circle K ranch. Modern sources add Art Felix, Joe Pazen, Jack O'Shea, Cliff Parkinson, Frank Ellis, Wade Walker and Adrian Hughes to the cast.