The Purple Vigilantes


David Ross (Earl Dwire) organizes the ranchers into a vigilante group to rid the town of outlaws. The plan succeeds but the trouble starts when some of the men form a new vigilante group and posing as the original one plunder for loot.

The Purple Vigilantes is a 1938 American Western (genre) film directed by George Sherman and starring Robert Livingston (actor), Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune. Written by Betty Burbridge and Oliver Drake (filmmaker), the film is about a rancher who organizes his fellow ranchers to form a vigilante group in order to rid their town of outlaws. After the outlaws are defeated, some of the men, posing as the vigilant group, go on a crime spree. The Purple Vigilantes is part of the The Three Mesquiteers series of B-movies produced by Republic Pictures.< name="b-westerns"></> The film was released in the United Kingdom as Purple Riders.


  • Robert Livingston (actor) as Stony Brooke
  • Ray Corrigan as Tucson Smith
  • Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin
  • Joan Barclay as Jean McAllister
  • Earl Dwire as David Ross
  • Earle Hodgins as J. T. McAllister
  • Francis Sayles as Wiliam Jones
  • George Chesebro as Eggers
  • Robert Fiske (actor) as George Drake
  • Jack Perrin as Duncan
  • Ernie Adams (actor) as Blake
  • William Gould (actor) as Jenkins, Saloon Owner
  • Harry Strang as Murphy
  • Ed Cassidy (actor) as Sheriff Jim (as Edward Cassidy)

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  • Category:1938 films
    Category:1930s Western (genre) films
    Category:American films
    Category:American Western (genre) films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by George Sherman
    Category:Republic Pictures films
    Category:Three Mesquiteers films

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