Ray ‘Crash’ Corrigan in “Land of Hunted Men”

May 10, 2013


Monogram made 20 Range Buster films between 1940 and 1943.  They featured a rotating cast of 3 ‘Busters’ which always included comic relief Max Therhune (and Elmer, his puppet) and often Ray Corrigan.  Denny Moore here is a replacement for the other almost-regular, John ‘Dusty’ King.

“Land of Hunted Men” is one of the last of this series.  It’s main value, at least to me, is as a great overview of the dramatic and emblematic locations at Ray Corrigan’s studio in Simi Valley, Corriganville.  Unfortunately, this print doesn’t do them justice, and any lousy screengrabs I could throw up would only be worse.

So.  Here’s a site has some great stuff on Corriganville.

Or you can visit it, like Briar and I did in 2008.  (And you can visit Elmer at The Autry.)


See ya ’round!


One Response to “Ray ‘Crash’ Corrigan in “Land of Hunted Men””

  1. Mike Newton said

    After a salary dispute with Republic, Corrigan left his co-starring role in the Three Mesquiteers and went to Monogram to star in his own series, the Range Busters. With his Mesquiteers co-star, Max Terhune, Corrigan had control of the series because the films were shot at his movie ranch. John “Dusty” King filled out the third slot. When Corrigan left the series temporarily, King was promoted to the lead. Dennis Moore and David Sharpe appeared in several entries. While the series did not have the same production values as the Mesquiteers, it gained popularity in its rebirh on early television showings. Max Terhune with dummy Elmer were a popular attraction at Corriganville in the early Fifties.

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