“Trail Riders” is a Western film from 1942, directed by Robert Emmett Tansey and starring The Range Busters (Crash Corrigan, Dusty King, and Al “Fuzzy” St. John).
The film follows The Range Busters as they come to the aid of a group of settlers who are being harassed by a gang of outlaws led by the ruthless Bill Carson (played by Charles King). The settlers, who are trying to establish a new town called Independence, are being forced to pay protection money to Carson and his gang, who are trying to drive them off their land.
As The Range Busters investigate the situation, they discover that Carson has a personal vendetta against the leader of the settlers, a man named Ed Walker. The Range Busters also encounter a mysterious woman named Lila (played by Louise Currie), who seems to be connected to Carson and his gang.
With the help of the settlers, The Range Busters devise a plan to take down Carson and his gang once and for all. The film features plenty of action-packed scenes, including shootouts and horseback chases, as well as comedic moments provided by Al “Fuzzy” St. John.
“Trail Riders” is a classic B Western film that showcases the genre’s familiar themes of justice, loyalty, and bravery. The film also features The Range Busters, a popular trio of Western actors who starred in several films together during the 1940s.
Robert Emmett Tansey
Frances Kavanaugh, Robert Emmett Tansey
John ‘Dusty’ King, David Sharpe, Max Terhune