Title : Rhythm of the Rio Grande
Genre : Western
Cast : Tex Ritter (Tex Regan), Suzan Dale (Ruth Crane), Warner Richmond (Buck), Martin Garralaga (Pablo the Bandit), Frank Mitchell (Shorty (Tex's Sidekick)), Mike J. Rodriguez (Lopez (Pablo's Rider)), Juan Duval (Rego (Pablo's Rider)), Tris Coffin (Jim Banister), Chick Hannan (Henchman Pete), Earl Douglas (Henchman Blackie), Forrest Taylor (Ranger Captain Edward Crane), Glenn Strange (Sheriff Hays (as Glen Strange)), James McNally (Ransom - Crooked Ranger), White Flash (Tex's Horse)
Movie Plot : Filmed at Palmdale, California, this Tex Ritter Western continued a recent trend of limiting Ritter's trademark music numbers in favor of rather ill staged fisticuffs and other action scenes. Ritter, who was never very lucky with his ever changing comic sidekicks, was here saddled with one Frank Mitchell, a New Yorker visibly ill at ease on the celluloid range. Tex and Shorty (Mitchell) ride into Cinco Valley, a gold rich area terrorized by marauders ostensibly lead by one Pablo (Martin Garralaga). Tex, however, recognizes Blackie (Earl Douglas), whose boss is Bannister (Warner Richmond), an American. Suspecting that Bannister and his henchmen are trying to drive the settlers off their potentially valuable land by posing as Mexican banditos, Tex convinces Pablo to help him set a trap for the marauders.