The Purple Vigilantes

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The Purple Vigilantes
The Purple Vigilantes FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by George Sherman
Produced by Sol C. Siegel
Written by William Colt MacDonald
Screenplay by
Cinematography Ernest Miller
Edited by Lester Orlebeck
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • January 24, 1938 (1938-01-24)
Running time
58 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Purple Vigilantes is a 1938 American Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune. Written by Betty Burbridge and Oliver Drake, the film is about a rancher who organizes other 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 the 12th entry in the Three Mesquiteers series of B-movies produced by Republic Pictures.[1] The film was released in the United Kingdom as Purple Riders.



  1. ^ "The Three Mesquiteers Republic Pictures". Retrieved August 29, 2011. 

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