Son of Roaring Dan (1940)
A film directed by Ford Beebe

Genre: Western

Film Review

Son of Roaring Dan is an American western first released on 26th July 1940, directed by Ford Beebe. Cinematography was by William A. Sickner. It stars Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Jean Brooks and Robert Homans.   It is an Universal Pictures production, produced by Joseph Gershenson and distributed by Universal Pictures.   The film was released with the tagline: "ROARING ACTiON! (original ad - almost all caps)."   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 3 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Son of Roaring Dan is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other memorable films that have been directed by Ford Beebe include: Junior G-Men (1940), Sky Raiders (1941), The Dalton Gang (1949) and Buck Rogers (1977). The actor Fuzzy Knight has also appeared in: Her Bodyguard (1933), Trigger Trail (1944), Feudin' Rhythm (1949) and Vigilante Terror (1953).

Other recommended western films of the 1940s from USA that you may want to consider are: John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946), Howard Hughes's The Outlaw (1943), Howard Hawks's Red River (1948), Fritz Lang's The Return of Frank James (1940) and John Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Ford Beebe
  • Script: Clarence Upson Young
  • Photo: William A. Sickner
  • Cast: Johnny Mack Brown (Jim Reardon (posing as Horace McPhail)), Fuzzy Knight (Tick Belden), Nell O'Day (Jane Belden), Jean Brooks (Eris Brooke), Robert Homans (Dan McPhail), Tom Chatterton (Stuart Manning), John Eldredge (Thorndyke), Ethan Laidlaw (Matt Gregg), Lafe McKee (Frank Brooke), Richard Alexander (Big Taylor), Eddie Polo (Charlie Gregg), John Beach (Henchman), Jack Shannon (Henchman), The Texas Rangers (Cowhand Musicians), Robert 'Captain Bob' Crawford (Musician), Edward 'Tookie' Cronenbold (Musician), Ralph Dunn (Deputy), Lloyd Ingraham (Judge), Francis 'Irish' Mahaney (Musician), Roderic 'Dave' May (Musician), Frank McCarroll (Henchman), Jack Montgomery (Court Deputy), Chuck Morrison (Deputy), Ralph Peters (Casey Waters), Bob Reeves (Henchman)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 63 min

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