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Slightly more elaborate than most Charles Starrett westerns, Down Rio Grande Way is set in the mid-19th century, when the Republic of Texas was poised to join the Union. Starrett plays Texas Ranger Steve Martin (!), who is dispatched to a "renegade" Texas country that refuses to become part of the good old USA. He discovers that the crux of the problem is a local tax collector (Norman Willis) who, with the help of a crooked newspaper editor (Davision Clark), is systematically robbing the citizens of their hard-earned cash, all the while fomenting anti-American sentiments. Britt Wood takes over from Cliff Edwards as Starrett's comical sidekick, while band singer Rose Ann Stevens makes an impressive acting debut as the heroine.

  1. William Berke

    Director

  2. Paul Franklin

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charles Starrett

    Charles Starrett

    Steve Martin

  2. Russell Hayden

    Russell Hayden

    'Lucky' Haines

  3. Britt Wood

    Britt Wood

    Britt Haines

  4. Rose Anne Stevens

    Rose Anne Stevens

    Mary Ann Baldridge

  5. Norman Willis

    Norman Willis

    Mack Vandall

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Down Rio Grande Way
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Status Released

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  • April 23, 1942
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 57m

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