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Carl Fitzgerald, one of life's major casualties, is in his thirties, and leading a life that's heading nowhere. He lives in a ramshackle house, is unemployed, has been dumped by his wife, and has a domineering mother who insists on continually telling her son what a loser he is. After getting a job
A Korean War veteran discovers his Washington-based PR firm has been taken over by Communist infiltrators.
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
Domino returns from the Civil War to find his ranch in ruins and his father murdered. Five men were responsible and four were identified. One by one Domino outdraws the four that were known, all being outlaws. There is only one left now. Domino does not know his identity but that man probably knows of Domino and his mission.
A union president fights off organized crime only to find himself framed for murder.
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con Bernie Browne trains him. Three years later, he is a challenger for the championship, and Julie re-enters his life. Can she win him back from a predatory blonde? And why does the prospect of Eddie's winning worry Bernie more than his losing?
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
A brutal rancher has to soften his ways to win the woman he loves.
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
A mysterious masked rider and his gang are murdering ranchers and robbing stages. Government Agent Johnny Mack Brown has been called in to help the Sheriff. Capturing a henchman he learns of everyone involved except the boss, the masked rider. He eventually suspects the Wells Fargo Agent and has a plan that will trick him into a confession.
The Daltons force Belle Starr to help them on a dangerous raid.
A war widow spies for the U.S. in Japanese-occupied Manila.
A Civil War veteran returns to his hometown to avenge his brother's death.
Duke (Lee Roberts), Pete (John Merton) and Spence (Stanley Price) and later ambush ex-Ranger Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) and steal his horse. In Silver Springs, town banker Allison Fred Allison (Sam Flint) is forced to borrow heavily from livery stable owner Ed Hooper (House Peters, Jr) to make good the hold-up losses. Johnny jumps Duke, gets a confession out of him that reveals Hooper as the gang leader, and sets out after Spence and receivers his stolen horse. He confronts Hooper, but is thrown in jail by an outlaw posing as a Marshal. Cinthy Allison (Phyllis Coates) recognizes the fake Marshal, and Hooper makes a break, with Johnny giving chase.
Canadian Mountie Rod Webb (Kirby Grant) has been assigned to the case where three messengers carrying Kenmore Mine payrolls have been robbed and murdered. He travels to the mine on a train with Jane Kenmore (Gail Davis), niece of the mine owner; payroll messenger Brown; an armed guard named Le Clerque (John McGuire) ; and a young mining engineer, Len (Rand Brooks), and his sister Polly (Margaret Field). Someone sneaks chemicals in the stove and, in the confusion, Brown and the conductor are killed and the payroll vanishes. Rod uncovers evidence that Kenmore and his niece, with the help of Le Clerque, have been robbing their own payrolls.
A young man restores an old car behind his disapproving father''s back.
After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout. Posing as an outlaw he joins them and meets their leader Lucky. But Kent and the others soon quit Lucky to go with the more famous outlaw Gentry. Shamrock learns of their plans and organizes a posse to face them in a showdown.
Returning to see his mother, Shamrock gets into a gunfight and afterwards the wounded Marshal gets him to take his badge and assume his identity. He arrives to find his mother has died, oil has been discovered on her ranch, and a man impersonating him is about to be declared the heir. In court, not only does the fake heir win but Shamrock is arrested for impersonating an Officer.
When Shamrock was young, the Cat killed his parents. Now grown, Shamrock gets appointed Marshal when he breaks up a robbery attempt by Tex and his men. Tex works for the Cat and when he and his men rob the Express Office, Shamrock takes out after them hoping to get not only the gang, but also the Cat.
A government agent tries to take down a powerful drug smuggler.
Shamrock, Lucky, and the Colonel arrive in Cactus Junction where they are given badges by the Sheriff and offered money by Morgan to drive the ranchers off the land. Instead they bring in the outlaw Loco Joe and two of his henchmen. Dissatisfied with the original three, Morgan now makes the same offer to the three outlaws.
The first of a series of six westerns produced by Ron Ormond for Lippert distribution starring two ex-Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks, which means it also is the first one in the series that was a direct swipe from one of A. H. Hackel's mid-30's Supreme westerns - in this case 1935's "No Man's Range" with Bob Steele - in which Ron Ormond and Maurice Tombragel never looked back while giving themselves an "original" writing credit. Shamrock (Jimmy Ellison) is summoned to the ranch of his stepfather Henry Oliver (George Chesebro) whom he has never met. He still hasn't met him when he gets there because Knowlton (George J. Lewis) shows up posing as Oliver. Lucky Hayden (Russell Hayden) is along as Shamrock's sidekick or, to be more specific, the role played by whisker-faced Buck Connor in the original.
Marshals Lash and Fuzzy have been sent to bring in the masked whip wielding El Azote. When Lash displays his ability with his whip, he is hired to impersonate El Azote. This eventually brings the two together for the climatic whip fight.
Prospector Jeff Malloy (Whip Wilson) rescues Doris Devlin (Nancy Saunders), owner of a trading post, from an ambush planned by her uncle, Kilburn (John Merton), who is trying to scare her out of the territory so that he can continue his counterfeiting operations. Jeff is framed by the gang, but he and bumbling Marshal Luke Winslow (Andy Clyde)get on the trail after Doris is kidnapped by her uncle's gang.
The Tulliver brothers are terrorizing the town of Heldorado and Shamrock has been sent to round them up. Arriving posing as a dude, he gets two of them early when they shoot each other trying to shoot him. After he finishes off a third brother, the Tullivers bring in reinforcements and rob the bank. With his identity now revealed, Shamrock organizes a posse and they all head out after them.
When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle business with his pal Chuckawalla Jones (Pat Buttram) but decides instead to help Anne Lawson (Gloria Henry) clear her father, rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell), of a false murder charge. He looks for the three witnesses who can testify that Lawson shot only in self defense in killing a gambler, but the witnesses are terrorized by another gambler, town boss Rock McCleary (Robert Livingston), who shoots witness Pop Morgan (Tom London.)Fatally wounded, Pop gives Gene the information needed to clear Lawson, then dies crying the "Ghost Riders" are coming for him. Gene then heads for a showdown with McCleary.
Outlaw gangs are plundering the freight lines that bring supplies into Yellow Creek. The only thing that will save the town is the insurance money on the freight, but the outlaws are looking to steal that also. Lane comes to town as the best man for the wedding of Tom and Judy, but it will be up to him to find the outlaw boss.
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine (Riley Hill) from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally (Reno Browne) and rescuers Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor). Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan (Ted Adams)/Carson (Dennis Moore) mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices.
When his brother is murdered, Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson), posing as Chris Graham, trails an old saddle bum, Trigger Winks (Andy Clyde), who leads him to the other gang members Phil (Dennis Moore) and Joe Rankin (I. Stanford Jolley.) The Rankins are attempting to gain the rights to the late Colonel Graham's ranch, and have Winks pose as a brother of Graham's. Marie Martel (Reno Browne) gets the property if no Graham relative appears. After a kindness by Whip, Winks reforms and he and Whip team up to put an end to the Rankin scheme.
Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the Moonlight."
"The Tioga Kid" is a remake of 1946's "Driftin' Kid" with only slight plot changes - hero Eddie Dean now has an identical twin brother working with the outlaws of stock from the original, all of the songs are recycled, most of the character names are the same, and the main difference is Jennifer Holt is now playing the role that Shirley Patterson had in "Driftin' River" as "Jenny Morgan," while most of the original cast - Dennis Moore, William Fawcett, Lee Bennett - are also here using the same character role names and, in some instances, the same footage. Eddie Dean (Eddie Dean) and sidekick Soapy Jones (Roscoe Ates)return some stolen cattle (instead of horses) to Jenny Morgan (Jennifer Holt), and Eddie runs off ranch hand Tucson Brown(Lee Bennett), who is working with the outlaws, led by Joe Morino (Dennis Moore), that includes Eddie's (unknown to him) twin Clint Mason/The Tioga Kid. After Jenny sees a wanted poster that makes her think Eddie is the Tioga Kid, Eddie has a hard time before bringing the gang to justice, aided by the change-of-heart Tioga Kid. Dean has more shirt changes than usual because of the dual role and stock footage from "Driftin' River."
In spite of the incorrect cast order shown by some uninformed source when this was written, Johnny Mack Brown did not play the character of Nevada Jack McKenzie in this film, Raymond Hatton did not play Sandy Hopkins, and Raymond Hatton was billed 2nd and not 5th as shown. This one begins after the Civil War when the Overland Telegraph Company is persuaded by rancher Jim Kerrigan (Ted Adams)to allow his own men to extend the line to Baxter Springs, guaranteeing to pay for the construction himself if it isn't finished at the end of two months. Land promoter Burton Wheelock (Kenneth MacDonald) will lose money if the line is completed and gets ex-rustler Larry Foster (Dennis Moore), fiancee of Sandra Kerrigan (Reno Browne as Reno Blair), to sabotage the work. Telegraph company trouble-shooter Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown), investigating the sabotage, saves Kerrigan's men Joe Farr (Riley Hill) and Cappy (Raymond Hatton)from masked outlaws. Henchman Mugsy (Boyd Stockman)is captured by Johnny, while Larry, Slim (Lane Bradford) and the other henchmen escape after shooting telegraph patrolman Nevada (Kansas Moehring). Larry kills Mugsy before he can identify the gang leader. Henchman Straker (Bob Woodward)is captured by Johnny and jailed. Slim steals Johnny's identification card from his saddle bag, and it is found near the jail when Wheelock's men help Straker break jail and kill a deputy sheriff. Because of the card, the Marshal (William Ruhl as William S. Ruhl)arrests Johnny, but Joe comes to his rescue. An attempt to fire the Kerrigan ranch is foiled, and Larry's hat is found, which proves to Sandra her fiancee's crookness. Larry is trailed to Wheelock's office, and both are killed in a shootout with Johnny, Cappy and Joe.
After Marshal Jordan (Frank LaRue) is honored by Jimmy (Jimmy Wakely), Cannonball (Dub Taylor as "Cannonball" Taylor) and others for his forty years as a law officer, the Sawyer mine is blown up by Belle's foreman, Kern (John James), following Sawyer's refusal to sell out. Dan Jordan (Riley Hill), the Marshal's son, interested in Belle (Jennifer Holt), secretly the head of the outlaws, is lured by her from scouting the road on which his father guards a ore shipment. Jimmy and Cannonball drive off the outlaws, headed by Kern and Burton (Dennis Moore), but the Marshal is fatally wounded. The town council appoints Jimmy the new Marshal, which disappoints Dan, but Belle persuades him to become Jimmy's deputy, in order to get information from him about ore and payroll shipments. Dan quits as deputy and fights Jimmy when the latter suspects Belle of involvement in the robberies.
Duke Dillon has his gang robbing stagecoaches carrying gold which is then melted down by his father. But Eddie and his sidekick Soapy are on the job and they are aided by undercover man Nevada.
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.
Traveling incognito to a once-peaceful valley now torn by a murderous conflict between two ranchers, U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) find the dead body of Zane Jenkins, killed by gunman Slade Burnette (Ted Mapes). Don Graham (Jack Ingram), part owner of one ranch with the innocent Bill Corey(Steve Clark), has started the war with the intent of gaining control of the valley. Corey's daughter Blanche (Christine McIntyre) is in love with the owner of the other ranch, Joe (Dennis Moore), who is suspected of being behind the troubles. Nevada claims to be the brother of the slain Jenkins and is deputized by Sheriff Clancy (Jack Rockwell). Both ranchers warn Nevada to keep out of their business and back up their warnings with violence. Sandy gets a job with Joe, and is able to help Nevada get evidence that Graham is being assisted by town banker Chamers (Frank LaRue) in the plot to take over both ranches.
During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", Captain Steve Clark (Dennis Moore), is recognized as a Union Secret Service agent by Morel's accomplice Trina Dessard (Virginia Christine), and, with his friend Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer), is ambushed in the baggage car and sent to almost certain death when the car is un-coupled and plunges down the mountainside. Leaping to safety, in order to be around for the next 12 chapters, Idaho and Steve report to Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) in Oro Grande, and Idaho introduces himself as a Wells Fargo detective to Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay), the Oro Grande company agent. Steve and Idaho learn that the Morel raiders are only posing as Confederates, and their headquarters are at Morel's "Golden Eagle" saloon. In a raid on the hideout, Steve's brother Jim (Gene Garrick) is killed by the gang. The next victim is Confederate Army Captain Clay Randolph (Regis Toomey) who has discovered that Morel is connected with a group of Prussian spies and gives Steve a clue before he dies. The clue leads Steve to a San Francisco dive owned by Abel Rackerby (Charles Wagenheim), who, thinking he has Steve in his power, exposes the ring's activities and operation methods. Aided by the San Francisco Secret Service, Steve escapes and returns to Oro Grande, where in Chapter 13, "Golden Vengeance", he and Idaho round up the spies.
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky (Johnny Downs), Phil (Eddie Quillan), Jack (Jack Teagarden), Chuck (Jimmie Dodd) and Giner (Connie Haines)find a "no vacancy" sign at the hotel. A sudden mining boom has exploded the population and, in fact, lured the local cowhands to the mines, leaving the Bar-B ranch foreman, Cactus (Leon Errol), short-handed and short-tempered. Desperate for a place to sleep, the Buckaroos check their instruments and sign on as Bar-B ranch hands, planning to resign the next morning. They find the Bar-B owned by Sally Barton (Vivian Austin.) Their true identity is discovered and the town telegrapher tells the world that the Bucharoos are doing their war bit by helping out with the harvest. When Hollywood calls, and Bucky and his pals leave, Sally thinks Bucky used the Bar-B and her to gain publicity. But Bucky talks the producer into shooting the picture at the ranch so the harvest can be completed, and he and Sally are reconciled.
Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy the Kid, 1946" among a couple of other uses), usually commissioned by Cohen or Oliver Drake as Associate Producers of whichever version they were involved with. In this one, the hero is an investigator sent by the U.S. Army rather than the Texas Rangers, but the roots show quickly. During the Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Steve Nolan (Tex Ritter) and Corporal Banjo Bonner (Fuzzy Knight) are assigned to trail and capture "El Vengador/The Avenger", outlaw leader whose band is stealing herds of wild horses before they can be delivered on contract to the Army. Disguised as an unshaven, seedy cowpuncher, Steve arrives in Benton, Oklahoma territory and witnesses the robbery of the post office by Duggan (Dick Alexander) and Higgins (I. Stanford Jolley), henchmen of Arnold Drew (Jack Ingram), who holds the contract to deliver the horses. Steve stops the two robbers but is wounded by the unseen Drew. The townspeople assume the unconscious Steve is part of the gang, and Judge Clem Masters (John Elliott) instructs a deputy (Ethan Laidlaw) to take Steve to the next town to have his head-wound treated. Drew orders Duggan and Higgins to ambush the wagon and kill Steve, but they shoot the deputy instead, and the team runs away with the helpless Steve. He is dumped over an ambankment just as Donna Ross (Jennifer Holt), Todd Wingate (Dennis Moore) and Boone Talbot (Stephen Keyes) arrive on the scene. Donna takes Steve to a hideout in the mountains, where she is revealed as El Vengador, leading a group of dispossed ranchers against Drew and land agent James Prescott (George Eldredge), who have illegaly taken over the rancher's lands, so they can take over the contract of furnishing the horses. Steve is nursed back to health by Donna and returns clean-shaven to Benton to gather evidence against the Drew/Prescott gang, but Donna and Todd think he is a spy that has betrayed them. Former Universal (1937-1939) western star Bob Baker is relagated to just a bit as a cowboy leaning against the saloon bar, and one of the lynch-mob leaders later on.
It's 1943 and a mine is producing magnesium for the war effort. A group of Nazis are nearby trying to sabotage the ore production and some of their men have jobs in the mine. The Range Busters arrive with Alibi taking a job in the mine and then being immediately fired. Claiming to want revenge against the mine owner gets him accepted among the saboteurs and his eavesdropping enables Crash and Denny to move just as the saboteurs plan to strike.
Hammond is after the Craig ranch and has framed Charlie Craig for murder. Mother Craig brings in the Range Busters. They capture one of Hammond's men and Alibi plans to trick him into a confession as to who the real murderer is. Meanwhile, Denny has overheard Hammond's plans for his next move and he and Crash set out to round up the gang.
The Nazis take revenge on a Czech village after one of their most sadistic commanders is assassinated there.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
When crafty Doc Wallace (Joseph J. Greene) sends for Johnny Trent (Tex Ritter) and his pal, Kansas (Fuzzy Knight) to come home to the Trent ranch in Arizona, Johnny meets Martha Brooks (Janet Shaw), who is caring for his invalid father (Erville Alderson), whose ranch some unknown enemy is trying to wrest away, as it has become suddenly valuable. Aided by Wayne Carson (Dennis Moore) and Martha, Johnny uncovers the culprit to be Doc Wallace, the supposed family friend.
Riding south from Montana, Jim Warren (Russell Hayden) and his friend, Ramblin' Rufe (Fuzzy Knight), discover that Jim's old pal, Dusty Norton (Dennis Moore), is working for triggerman Joe Hawkins (Jack Ingram). Later, Jim and Rufe see cattleman Frank Rodgers (Hal Taliaferro) kill cattleman Farrell (Michael Vallon) in self defense, after a dispute about the illegal grazing of Farrell's stock on Rodgers' land. The only other witness is Lois (Jennifer Holt), Rodgers' daughter. Rodgers is jailed, and Hawkins, who has also been stealing cattle from both ranches and altering the brands, tries to incite a lynching. Hawkins causes a confrontation between Jim and Dusty that leads to a climatic gun battle with the two old pals against the Hawkins gang.
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women's boarding house.
Wade Benson (Johnny Mack Brown), road construction boss anxious to help the East-West Company obtain the government mail franchise, is aided by his pal, Cyril Addlebert "Si" Dugan (Fuzzy Knight). Through the treachery of a rival line, Wade is forced to kill gunman Smoke Dawson (Reed Howes). Bob Courtney (Tex Ritter), representing eastern interests, witnesses the shooting, as does Kay Randolph (Jennifer Holt), and the two, being unaware of the plot against Wade, turn against him. Meanwhile, the rival company is actively frustrating the East-West plans and forces Wade's stage-line road crew to quit work. Following a fight, Bob makes up his mind to help Wade and talks the men into rushing the last bridge through to completion in time for the government's test run.
A cowboy takes on a band of cattle rustlers single-handedly.
In this entry of Monogram's "Rough Riders" series (no relationship to the dull TV series of the 50's), Ma Turner (Sarah Padden) of Red Bluff sends for U.S.Marshal Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) to investigate a series of wide-spread rustling in the area. Town banker Miller (Walter McGrail), saloon-owner Duke Mason (Harry Woods) and the crooked sheriff (Lee Phelps) are in cahoots with rancher John Holt, but they double-cross and kill him. His son Steve (Dennis Moore) witnesses the murder and kills the sheriff. Buck arrives and arrests Steve. Marshal Tim McCall (Tim McCoy), posing as an outlaw, gains the confidence of the gang and engineers the escape, with Buck's knowledge, of Steve from the jail. Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), the third Marshal of the trio, poses as a peddler and learns that the gang intends to do away with Buck and rides to the Turner ranch to warn him. Red (Bud Osborne), a Turner ranch hand but also a member of the gang, overhears Buck telling Ma that Tim is really a U.S. Marshal, and he has Miller and Mason informed.
In this 10th film of PRC's "Lone Rider" series, crooked banker Masters (I. Stanford Jolley) learns from rancher Jeff Sloane (John Elliott) that he and his partner, Sourdough (Jimmy Aubrey), have discovered a gold mine. Masters has his henchman Blackie (Charles King) and his gang, kill Sourdough and take Sloane a prisoner to force him to reveal the location of the gold strike. Masters tries to frame Smoky Moore (Dennis Moore) for the murder, by planting on him the gun used in the murder by Indian Pete (Nick Thompson), but his pals Tom Cameron/The Lone Rider (George Houston) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) rescue him as the gang is taking him to the sheriff (Edward Peil.) After talking to Sloane's daughter, Amy (Patricia Knox), Tom is convinced that Masters is behind the killing and is also holding the old man a prisoner somewhere. He and his two pals set out to find and free Sloane and to also prove Masters' guilt.
Scully has forced Joe Collins who works on the Garcia ranch to give him information so his men can steal the family jewels. But the Rough Riders are on the job. Buck poses as a wanted outlaw to get into the gang, Tim as a cattle buyer, and Sandy is collecting information as the saloon janitor. As usual they pretend not to know each other.
Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.
Harkness controls Boulder Pass and his men are overcharging the ranches for its usage. When Tom Cameron steps in to rob the tollgate keepers and return the money to the ranchers, he gets caught.
First of all this film was produced and distributed in 1938, and is not a 1941 production. The exhibitors and various censor boards objected to the original title, "The Sunset Strip Case" (because of the double meaning that implied a strip on Sunset rather than the name of the street, which is exactly what the producer had in mind when he hired fan-dancer Sally Rand, the hit of the Chicago Exposition and the later Texas Centennial), and Boston promptly banned the film, as Boston was often subject to do with far less reason than they had with this film. The film was tied up in law suits across the country brought against the various blue-nose boards who also blocked its showing, and all this was going on during the collapse of Grand National with GN president E. W. Hammons being hauled to court by exhibitors and creditors, including the production unit headed by this film's producer George A. Hirliman. The latter produced it for Grand National distribution, but Grand National had no distribution left when Hirliman finally got it cleared for showing in New York in 1941 under the title of "The Sunset Murder Case"...and it was distribued through indie exchanges in 1941 as Grand National had long folded its tent. It still carried the Grand National logo, which evidently has fooled the source that keeps calling this a 1941 production, and showing it as being distributed by an entity that no longer existed. The cast order shown on the 1941 prints is no way reflective of the cast order shown on original release. Excuse the use of Plot Summary to explain why this is not a 1941 film, but that is beginning to appear to be the only way to get this film into its proper decade. The plot summary, albeit skimpy,already on site will suffice for the plot. Be advised that Sally Rand was slower with her fans and showed more flesh in a later-Soundies short film than she does here. This one ran into trouble in 1938 because of her name, and not what she actually showed, although she showed more than was custom in 1938...or 1948 or 1958 for that matter.
A group of delinquents on their way to summer camp get stuck in a haunted house.
Hoppy, Lucky and California search for a mine owned by Trudy Pendleton after it was taken from her by thw swindling gambler Ace Gibson. They find the mine and Hoppy fights Gibson over it.
A young contractor fights off outlaws out to sabotage the telephone line he's building.
A U.S. Treasury agent takes on a band of counterfeiters.
An East Side Kid is saved from a life of crime when he becomes a Golden Gloves champ.
When he gets a job at an aviation plant, a street tough stumbles onto an enemy spy ring.
This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state, but Republic, which easily produced the best of the B-westerns, quite often used a title that had nothing to do with the locale of the film. Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston), Rusty Joslin (Raymond Hatton) and Rico (Duncan Renaldo) are Texas Rangers unable to enter the territory known as the Panhandle as it is not part of the state, and lawlessness runs rampant there, under the guerilla leader, King Barton (LeRoy Mason.) They discover a young boy, Danny Burke (Sammy McKim), wounded and left to die by the Barton gang. They nurse him back to health, but he is killed in another raid by the Barton outfit. Stony takes possession of the boy's gun and vows vengeance. Since the strip of land hiding the outlaws is under Federal authority, the Mesquiteers enter the territory with a plan to lure the outlaws across the Texas border. Stony, posing as his look-alike outlaw double known as The Laredo Kid, stages a jail break to free King Barton's younger brother Jim (Dennis Moore) from a Texas jail and insinuates himself into the gang. Barton has been forcing a Panhandle gunsmith named Manners (John St. Polis) to provide weapons for him, and Manners' daughter, Doris (Rosella Towne), is antagonistic toward Stony, whom she believes to be The Laredo Kid. Stony soon convinces her of his true identity. The plot to lure the Barton gang into Texas is progressing nicely until the real Laredo Kid shows up and exposes Stony.
By the time U.S. Marshal Tex Reed (Tex Ritter) and his pal, Slim Chance (Slim Andrews as "Arkansas Slim" Andrews), arrive in town , a gang of horse thieves have killed the sheriff and his deputy and have stolen all the horses that Jeff Manners (Dennis Moore) needs to fulfill his contract with the U. S. Cavalry. The gang has control of town politics also, and are about to close the school where Jeff's sister, Mary (Dorothy Fay) teaches. Tex tells the mayor, Jim Rader (Jim Pierce), the school is to be kept open, and when he beats gang member Bart Griffin (Warner Richmond in a fight, Rader and Griffin decide to get Tex out of the way. They frame Jeff for the murder of Luke Evans and then tell Jeff that Tex is coming to arrest him, hoping that Jeff will kill Tex. When Jeff finds out that Tex knows he has been framed, the two join forces in time to stop another horse raid in which Slim is injured. With the aid of Buck (Chuck Morrison), a gang member befriended by Tex, they get back the original stolen herd and kill or jail the gang members. Filmed in and around Prescott, Arizona, home of Dorothy Fay (Southworth), Ritter's leading lady and future-and-only wife. Fay's younger brother, Tommy Southworth, also has a small role in the film, and the music is provided by two Arizona radio bands led by Art Wilcox and Romaine LOUDERMILK, who is not the same as writer Romaine H. LOWDERMILK, despite the source that seems to think so.
Street kids sent to a better environment in the country get caught in a haunted house.
A street tough searches for evidence to get his brother out of prison.
A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson (Lorna Gray) is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan (Frankie Darro), and his janitor pal, Jeff (Mantan Moreland), solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police.
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
Two young brothers are separated when their wagon train is attacked and their parents killed. One brother Cherokee is raised by Indians and the other, the Kansas Kid, by the outlaw gang leader Buff. Twenty years later they unknowingly meet again when the Kid goes after wagons being guided by Cherokee.
A prison chaplain tries to help a young innocent and prevent a breakout.
A cargo pilot fights to protect a payroll shipment from thieves.
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
On his last day as a Mounted Traffic Officer, Jack saves Ellen from a serious accident and then he catches a bank robber. His Brother Dave was part of the gang and Dave takes them to Jack's ranch. When Jack arrives he is made a prisoner. The gangleader Rod then kills Dave, ties up Jack, sets the house on fire and flees. Luckily Ellen arrives to free Jack and he heads out after Rod.
Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk.
A radio commentator avenges an old wrong by blowing the whistle on Hollywood scandals.
A flight carrying government agents and gangsters must land in a dust storm.
A hockey star goes blind and has to fight for a new life.
A flyer sacrifices everything to open a transpacific airline.
A disgraced jockey's son fights to clear the family name.
Before he was murdered Grandpa Martin found a gold mine. He failed to record it and now everyone is looking for Martin's old horse that can lead them to it. When Autry arrives to investigate, he is accused of the murder and finds the Sheriff after him.
John Mason is hit with a bullet. Alice who nurses him turns out to be the sister of the man Mason is looking for, the man who gunned down his father.
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Justice is relative in the Wild West town of Redemption, but that doesn't stop remorseful outlaw Frank Hardin from trying to undo the damage when his gang robs an innocent Mexican family, kidnaps their daughter and sells her into prostitution. Trouble is, someone else has their sights set on recover
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In Neanderthal days, an outcast girl is adopted by a rival tribe.
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In this short western, a gunman attempts to avoid trouble in a new town. Vitaphone Release 1226A.
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.
In this short film, an out-of-work man finds himself falsely accused of murder. Vitaphone Release B41.
This short film focuses on Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson the night before he would meet his fate in battle. Vitaphone Release 7792-7793.
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