"Then, sheriff Brown doubles as an ornery outlaw to capture an ornery outlaw, as well as take the fancy of a preacherwoman and a singer in the B-western programmer "Rogue of the Range" (1937)."
"Dull programmer, redeemed by the title song and 1 powerful sequence"
"They tried a few more oater series starring the likes of Rod Cameron and Kirby Grant, but Universal lost interest in doing cowboy films and opted to phase themselves out of the B western programmer."
"This doesn't come across as a formulaic programmer. It has plenty of tension."
"The set-pieces are nothing overly spectacular or original (the film's concluding piece is right out of CLIFFHANGER), but as a formulaic programmer, you could do a lot worse--call it a good popcorn movie."
"This formulaic programmer, about a young shipbuilder who forgoes a union-protected job (talk about crazy) in a Maryland shipyard for a crack at the nearby U.S. Naval Academy, qualifies loosely as drama."