Texas Archive of the Moving Image is loading...

Texas to Bataan (1942)

Internet Archive

Sound | 1942

  • Normal
  • Large video
  • Large content
  • Full video
"rtmpconf":{ type:"flv", file:"mp4:2013_01896_480x360.mp4", baseUrl:wgScriptPath + "/extensions/player/", streamServer:'texas-flash.streamguys1.com:443/vod', width:"480", height:"360", config:{ showBrowserControls:false }, poster:"/library/index.php?action=ajax%26rs=importImage%26rsargs[]=2013 01896 tn.jpg%26rsargs[]=480", controls:{ _timerStyle:"sides" } }
  •  Opening scenes with singing cowboy Dusty singing “Oh Pony Boy” 
  •  Elmer, the dummy, makes his first appearance in the movie 
  •  Spies try to steal the horses 
  •  Cookie is a Japanese spy 
  •  The horses are loaded up for the Philippines 
  •  Dusty sings “Home on the Range” 
  •  The Range Busters spot Cookie with German spy Miller 
  •  The Range Busters hear that Ken Richards is the Axis contact in Texas 
  •  The Range Busters are in the newspaper 
  •  The announcement about Pearl Harbor comes over the radio 
  •  The Range Busters decide to enlist 
Mark Video Segment:
See someone or something you recognize? TAMI Tagging
Click begin and end to mark the segment you wish
to tag. Then enter your comment and click on Tag!
To: tamitags@texasarchive.org
Share this video

Send E-mail


[Hide]Right click this link, select 'open in new tab', and add to bookmarks:
  • About the video
  • Texas Locations
  • Keywords
This feature film, the 17th of the 24 films in Monogram Pictures’ “Range Buster” series of Westerns, depicts the Range Busters in war times, tangling with Axis spies in Texas and abroad. When Range Busters Dusty, Davy, and Alibi are tasked with taking horses to the Philippines for service, they discover three spies trying to steal the horses in Texas before leaving. They also discover the ranch cook, Cookie, to be a Japanese spy, but he escapes to the Philippines. Once there, the Range Busters see Cookie conversing with Miller, a German spy, and discover that Texas rancher Ken Richards is also an Axis spy. They catch Cookie and break up the spy rings in both the Philippines and Texas. After being honored by the U.S. Government, the Range Busters hear the news of Pearl Harbor and immediately enlist.