Land of the Open Range

Land of the Open Range is a 1942 Western film. It uses out takes from Cimarron (1931).[2]

Land of the Open Range
Directed byEdward Killy
Produced byBert Gilroy
StarringTim Holt
CinematographyHarry J. Wild
Release date
  • April 17, 1942 (1942-04-17) (U.S.)[1]
CountryUnited States


Luke Archer's will stipulates that his huge land holding will be open for filing, but only to ex-convicts who served at least two years in prison. This brings a large criminal element to town but the real crooks are Archer's Lawyer Carse and his henchmen. Dave and his deputies are aided by ex-safecracker Pinky who uses his skills to learn of Carse's plan.[3]


A deputy sheriff faces a town of ex-cons.


It was based on a magazine article "Homesteads of Hate".[4]

Filming started August 1941.[5]


  1. "Land of the Open Range: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p170.
  3. Written by Maurice VanAuken
  4. Sam Wood to Direct 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' -- Four Films to Arrive in City This Week By DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 June 1941: 24.
  5. Robert Preston Will Play the Lead in 'Air Raid' -- Four New Films to Arrive Here This Week Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 04 Aug 1941: 16.
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