Cowboy from Sundown

Cowboy from Sundown

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet Cast: Tex Ritter, Roscoe Ates, Carleton Young


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Cowboy from Sundown

Hoof and mouth disease reared its ugly head in this unusual Tex Ritter singing Western from Monogram. Ritter played Tex Rocketts, the sheriff of Sundown who is forced to quarantine the valley's cattle to prevent the spread of the disease. The desperate ranchers, all of whom are in debt to banker Cyrus Cuttler (George Pembroke) and his son Nick (Carleton Young), attempt to get their livestock to market anyway. When one of their number, Steve Davis (Dave "Tex" O'Brien), is arrested and jailed by Tex, the ranchers blame the lawman for their plight. Cuttler advises Steve to kill Tex but the latter, with assistance from government agent Bret Stockton (Glenn Strange), is able to prove that Cuttler's crew has been treating the cattle with acid to generate false symptoms of hoof and mouth disease. In between saving Sundown from the nefarious Cuttler gang, Ritter performed his own "I've Done the Best I Could," a song reportedly inspired by the work of African-American folk musician Hudie "Leadbelly" Leadbetter.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2014
UPC: 0089218727398
Original Release: 1940
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tex Ritter Tex Rockett
Roscoe Ates Gloomy
Carleton Young Nick Cuttler
George Pembroke Cylus Cuttler
Dave "Tex" O'Brien Steve Davis
Patsy Moran Prunella Wallaby
Slim Andrews Judge Hank Pritchard
Bud Osborne Pronto
Glenn Strange Bret Stockton
Tristram Coffin Ben Varco
Pauline Haddon Bee Davis
Chick Hannon Pete
Joe McGuinn Rip Carter
Tex Palmer Cowboy
James Sheridan Cowboy

Technical Credits
Spencer Gordon Bennet Director
Edward F. Finney Producer
Glen Glenn Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Hammond Asst. Director
Frank Hartford Songwriter
Johnny Lange Songwriter
Roland Lynch Screenwriter
Marcel Le Picard Cinematographer
Lew Porter Songwriter
Tex Ritter Songwriter
Frank Sanucci Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Russell Schoengarth Editor
Robert Emmett Tansey Screenwriter

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