Where the Buffalo Roam/Sundown on the Prairie [DVD]

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Where the Buffalo Roam
In his second music Western for Monogram, Tex Ritter had the dubious honor of being accompanied by hillbilly acts Louise Massey and The Westerners. Clocking in at a short 55 minutes, Where the Buffalo Roam featured a grand total of seven music numbers, leaving little time for Ritter and co. to act out a rather moth-eaten story of a government agent tracking down a gang of Buffalo poachers while searching for the villain who killed his mother. The suspected leader of the poachers, "Three Fingers" (Karl Hackett) proves to be innocent and instead helps Ritter track down the villain, Foster (John Merton), who murdered his mother. Not too surprising for Ritter devotees, Foster's henchman, Bull, was played by Charles King, who would be found at the end of Ritter's fist in no less than 25 films and remained a valuable asset to the Ritter oeuvre. Not so Horace Murphy and Snub Pollard, unfunny sidekicks who unfortunately had followed Ritter from Grand National to Monogram. In addition to the seven music numbers, Where the Buffalo Roam was also saddled with extensive, and rather grainy, stock footage of a buffalo stampede. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Sundown on the Prairie
A typical Tex Ritter "Boots and Saddle" singing Western from low-budget company Monogram, Sundown on the Prairie featured Ritter and sidekick Horace Murphy as rangers assigned to apprehend a gang of rustlers. After capturing one member, Hendricks (Karl Hackett), Tex introduces himself to gang leader Dorgan (Charles King) as Hendricks' emissary. Hendricks, however, escapes from Ananias (Murphy) and Tex is forced to make a fast getaway. Assisted by rancher Graham (Frank LaRue) and his daughter Ruth (Dorothy Fay), Tex and Ananias manage to stop Dorgan and his henchmen from dynamiting the valley. While not rustling rustlers, Ritter sang Al Von Tilzer and Harry MacPherson's title-tune, his own and Dwight Butcher's Dust on My Saddle and Cactus Pete by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter. Leading lady Dorothy Fay later became Mrs. Ritter and the mother of television actor John Ritter. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tex Ritter
    Tex Ritter - Tex Houston
  • Dorothy Short
    Dorothy Short - Laddie Gray
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    Horace Murphy - Ananias
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    Richard Alexander - Seller
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    Karl Hackett - Rogel
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