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The Renegade Ranger

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The Renegade Ranger
The Renegade Ranger FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Howard
Written byBennett Cohen (story)
Oliver Drake (screenplay)
Produced byBert Gilroy (producer)
StarringGeorge O'Brien
Rita Hayworth
Tim Holt
Ray Whitley
CinematographyHarry J. Wild
Edited byFrederic Knudtson
Music byRoy Webb
Release date
September 16, 1938[1]
Running time
59 minutes (copyright length) (Turner library print)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

The Renegade Ranger is a 1938 American Western film directed by David Howard.[2]

It was the first film Tim Holt made for RKO, for whom he would be one of the studio's biggest stars.[3]


Captain Jack Steele of the Texas Rangers is sent to arrest the beautiful Judith Alvarez. She claims she is innocent.[4]



RKO borrowed Rita Hayworth from Columbia Pictures for this production.
Scenes for the production were shot in Chatsworth, CA.


  • "Señorita" (Music and lyrics by Albert Hay Malotte)
  • Cecilia Callejo – "Cielito Lindo" (Traditional Mexican Ballad)
  • Ray Whitley, Ken Card and The Phelps Brothers – "Move Slow, Little Dogie" (Music and lyrics by Willie Phelps)


  1. ^ "Top Hat: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "THE SCREEN: In the Best of Humors Is 'Made for Each Other,' at the Music Hall--New Western at the Rialto At the Rialto MUSIC NOTES" by FRANK S. NUGENT. New York Times 17 Feb 1939: 23
  3. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p123
  4. ^ ""THE RENEGADE RANGER."". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. February 27, 1939. p. 9. Retrieved June 7, 2013.

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