The best Rufe Davis’s movies

Rufe Davis

Rufe Davis

02/12/1908- 13/12/1974
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Code of the Outlaw

Code of the Outlaw
6.6/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 30/01/1942
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
After a payroll robbery the Mesquiteers catch up with the gang. But the members escape, the gang leader is killed, and they end up with only the leaders young son who is quickly sent to a work farm. They adopt the boy hoping to learn where the money is. Just as their kindness is about to pay off a gang member takes the boy away forcing him to retrieve the money. - Written by Maurice VanAuken

The Big Broadcast of 1938

The Big Broadcast of 1938
6.1/10
The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
6.6/10
Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the sidewalk to attract the customers, "The Living Corpse" and other low-rent acts aren't enough to lure the seen-it-all boardwalk strollers, and the landlord closes the show in lieu of never-paid rent. Nicky, always promoting, goes to Stephen Hanratty, head of the pier's Dance Pavilion, to plug Krupa's band as an attraction, but Hanratty won't even listen to them. But, while there, he meets singer Lily Racquel, who knows he is a phoney but might have the ability to to talk a radio-station manager into giving her an audition. She gives him a ring to help finance the project; he promptly loses it in a crap-game.

Saddlemates

Saddlemates
7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 15/05/1941
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
The Three Mesquiteers, as army scouts, soothe hostilities between the Army and Indians after both have been riled by someone with a hidden agenda - a renegade chief, who is found to be masquerading as an Army interpreter.

Joe Palooka in Triple Cross

Joe Palooka in Triple Cross
5.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 16/09/1951
  • Character: Deputy Kenny
Joe Palooka and two friends are taking hostage by three criminals.

Raiders of the Range

Raiders of the Range
6.4/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 18/03/1942
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
Daggett is out to stop the completion of an oil well. He cheats Foster at poker and then forces him to delay the drilling. But the Mesquiteers are on the job with Lulaby posing as a cleaning lady to get evidence.

West of Cimarron

West of Cimarron
6/10
The Mesquiteers return to Texas after the Civil War to find Army carpetbaggers fighting the local bushwackers. They quickly learn that Capt. Hawks and his men are the culprits and join up with Morgan and his men.

Gauchos of El Dorado

Gauchos of El Dorado
7.1/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 24/10/1941
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
It's "The Three Mesquiteers" again. Gaucho escapes from Braden's gang only to be shot by them. The Mesquiteers drive away the outlaws and take his money on to his mother. But Isabella thinks Tucson is her long lost son and they don't have the heart to tell her he is dead.

Doctor Rhythm

Doctor Rhythm
5.9/10
Dr. Bill Remsen pretends to be a policeman, and ends up being assigned to guard Judy Marlowe. Amazingly, he falls in love with her.

This Way Please

This Way Please
6.3/10
A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man, he realizes he's fallen for her and plots to break up her impending marriage.

The Phantom Plainsmen

The Phantom Plainsmen
7.1/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 16/06/1942
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
In 1937 the life in out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any horses to any army, but the boys find out that Redman is a German agent shipping the horses directly to the Third Reich. When Marvin tries to stop Redman, his son Tad, who is studying medicine in Germany, is arrested and held hostage. Marvin must fire the boys as the sneaky German agents take over the ranch, but the boys will not give up their attempt to stop them.

Prairie Pioneers

Prairie Pioneers
5.6/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 16/02/1941
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
It is 1853 and settlers are pouring into California which means trouble for the old Spanish landowners. The El Dorado Mine Co. wants the land of Don Ortega for the minerals and is using the settlers and his friend Don Carlos to take the land over. But Tucson is on the side of Roberto and see's that something is not right with all the trouble they have been having. But the situation turns ugly for Don Ortega when Roberto is set up for a murder he did not commit.

Cocoanut Grove

Cocoanut Grove
6.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 20/05/1938
  • Character: Bibb Tucker
Band tries to get an audition for a job at a prestigious nightclub.

Blossoms On Broadway

Blossoms On Broadway
5/10
  • Genre: ComedyMusic
  • Release: 19/11/1937
  • Character: Sheriff Jeff Holloway
A young singer hopes to become a success on Broadway.

Pals of the Pecos

Pals of the Pecos
7.5/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 07/04/1941
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
Dan Burke is after a mail contract and Stevens through his henchman Keno is out to stop him. When Burke's son Larry brings the payroll he is murdered and the Three Mesquiteers blamed. Young Tim Burke breaks them out of jail and they start the timed mail run to obtain the contract. But Keno and his men plan to stop them by using dynamite to make a road block.

Gangs of Sonora

Gangs of Sonora
5.8/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 10/07/1941
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
Commissioner Tredwell is the law of the land and he gets whatever he wants with the help of hired guns and lackey lawyer Conners. The only one who publicly stands up to Tredwell is Beecham of the Clarion. Beecham has his paper burned to the ground and when he starts a petition to make Wyoming a state, taking the power away from Tredwell, he is killed. But when Kansas Kate comes in to visit her son Conners, she sees what is going on and she takes over the paper and keeps the pressure on Tredwill. With this Conners has mixed emotions, but the boys do everything they can to protect Kate and the paper. Written by Tony Fontana

Outlaws of Cherokee Trail

Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
6.9/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 10/09/1941
  • Character: 'Lullaby' Joslin
The Cherokee Strip is off limits to the Rangers, so that is where badman Lemar operates from. When the Rangers capture his brother and the jury sentences him to hang, Lemar starts killing the jurists. Then the scoundrels kidnap the Captain's daughter Doris... Written by Tony Fontana

Under Texas Skies

Under Texas Skies
7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 29/09/1940
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
The story opens as Stony returns to his home town, only to discover that his sheriff father has been murdered by person or persons unknown. The new sheriff (Henry Brandon) resents the arrival of the Mesquiteers, going so far as to frame Tucson on a murder charge.

Lone Star Raiders

Lone Star Raiders
7.4/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 23/12/1940
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
Yet another fast-paced western featuring the "Three Mesqueteers," pulp writer William Colt McDonald's trio of sagebrush heroes, Lone Star Raiders finds Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston), Tucson Smith (Bob Steele) and Lullaby Joslin (Rufe Davis) defending elderly rancher "Granny" Phelps (Sarah Padden) from greedy neighbor Henry Martin (George Douglas).

Westward Ho

Westward Ho
6.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 24/04/1942
  • Character: Lullaby Joslin
The all-purpose title Westward Ho was applied in 1942 to this "Three Mesquiteers" western. This time, the Mesquiteers are Tucson Smith, Stony Brooke and Lullaby Joslin, here played respectively by Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Rufe Davis. Our heroes converge on a small town to solve a series of mysterious bank robberies.

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