Texas Rangers Ride Again

Texas Rangers Ride Again is a 1940 American Western film directed by James P. Hogan, written by William R. Lipman and Horace McCoy, and starring Ellen Drew, John Howard, Akim Tamiroff, May Robson, Broderick Crawford, Charley Grapewin and John Miljan. It was released on December 13, 1940, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It was a sequel to The Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers Ride Again
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames P. Hogan
Produced byWilliam LeBaron
Screenplay byWilliam R. Lipman
Horace McCoy
StarringEllen Drew
John Howard
Akim Tamiroff
May Robson
Broderick Crawford
Charley Grapewin
John Miljan
Music byJohn Leipold
CinematographyArchie Stout
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 13, 1940 (1940-12-13)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


Ellen Dangerfield returns to her grandparents' ranch in Texas after a ten-year absence when her widowed grandmother Cecilia Dangerfield loses three thousand head of cattle to rustlers. Fed up with her grandson Carter's unwillingness to track down the thieves, Cecilia appeals to her old beau, Ben Caldwalder, of the Texas Rangers, for help. To infiltrate the rustlers, Ranger Jim Kingston poses as an outlaw known as the Pecos Kid and is hired by Joe Yuma, who owns the packing company. There, Jim learns that Joe has been slaughtering Dangerfield cattle and disposing their carcasses in a lime pit. With his partner, Mace Townsley, Jim sets out to learn who else is involved in the syndicate. When Palo Pete, one of Yuma's henchmen, tries to frame Jim for the murder of ranch hand Jake Porter, Ellen returns to her tomboyish ways and takes up her rifle to defend the ranch hands. That night, Yuma and his men slaughter more cattle on the ranch, and after dismantling their operation, take a convoy of trucks to the Portos Packing Company. Mace manages to send a message to the Rangers, and they apprehend Carter, who has been involved with the rustlers all along. Jim returns to the ranch to get Carter's address book when Yuma and his men attack the Dangerfield house. As Ellen, Jim, Ben and Cecilia return the rustlers' fire, the Dangerfields' Mexican servant, Mio Pio, risks his life to get more ammunition. After the Rangers arrive to apprehend the rustlers, Jim and Ellen plan to wed and Ben orders Cecilia to marry him.[3]



  1. "Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  2. T.M.P. (1941-01-09). "Movie Review - Texas Rangers Ride Again - At Loew's Criterion". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-18.

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