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A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
A serial killer stalks an exotic dancer in New Orleans.
Clever gunfighter tangles with a gleefully corrupt family over control of a border town.
Mark Stevens, Forrest Tucker, Gale Robbins, Vaughn Taylor, John Ward. Two brothers on opposite sides of the law become embroiled in an Arizona range war between cattlemen and farmers.
Billy the Kid sets out for vengeance on the men who killed his mentor.
When they''''re put in a small-town jail, two sisters fight to expose prison corruption.
A seismologist discovers a new element that could destroy the world.
When an electric shock turns one of them into a psychic, the Bowery Boys invade Las Vegas.
Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble.
A cattleman''s dream of law and order is threatened by the ambitions of a ruthless rival.
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 gunfighter mends his ways to help save an innocent young girl.
A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
Paul Lartal leads a troop of legionnaires into ambush at the hands of Omar Ben Calif. Returning later at the request of Princess Morjana he is led to the hidden city of Madara, currently harrassed by the evil Crito. Lartal must do in the bad guys (which includes participating in a bare chested spear-throwing contest), save the city and comfort the Princess.
Territorial Ranger Gene Autry (Gene Autry) is ordered to protect crusading publisher John Randolph (William Fawcett) and his printer Smiley Burnette (Smiley Burnette) from Art Selbey (Robert Livingston) and Clint Raybold (Gregg Barton), who are using Indian raids as a cover-up for their activities. Randolph is killed by Gene's outlaw brother, using the name of Jack Austin (Richard Crane), who is working for Selby. Believing Gene responsible for her father's death, Ann Randolph (Gail Davis), gets a warrant issued for his arrest. Gene convinces Marshal Hackett (House Peters, Jr.) of his innocence and that he can deliver the real killers, and persuades his mis-led brother Jack to help him capture Selby.
A cavalry officer sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles.
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
A rancher vs. homesteader war will prevent cattle buyer Autry from getting his cows. Complicating things is Ruttledge's scheme to run a railroad through the land.
Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) and his friend Dave Connors (Rand Brooks) survey the range for a railroad line, and are ordered to get out of the territory. The entire town and most of the land around it are owned by retired cattleman Martin (Hugh Prosser), who allows his oldest daughter, Clara (Peggy Stewart), who, unknown to Martin, has been milking the town dry with the aid of her fiancee (Bruce Edwards), over the objections of her sister Frances (Noel Neill.) Clara knows that the coming of the railroad will bring an end to her rule of the territory.
Army Lieutenant Devlin (Bill Elliott) is ordered to take Sgt. Frick(Myron Healey), Corporal Johnson(Robert Bray) and some troopers to break up a gang of gunmen hired by Frank Bullitt(Richard Reeves), leader of the cattlemen, to drive homesteaders from the range. Devlin's troop captures Bullitt and three of the hired killers: Fane(Gregg Barton), Karns (Denver Pyle) and Nixon (eugene Roth.) En route to Fort Jeffrey with the prisoners, the troop overtakes a wagon carrying Della Watson (Phyllis Coates) and her grandmother (Florence Lake), and Devlin reluctantly agrees to let the two women accompany his party. Meanwhile, Bullitt's foreman, Massey (Robert Wilke),has sent more gunmen to free the prisoners, and the disgruntled Lt. Frick has sold out to Bullitt.
Tom Moody is a champion rodeo rider who sees real potential in newcomer Bart Eaton. However, while Bart may have a knack for riding a bull, he's not much for loyalty, and he betrays his mentor by stealing his girlfriend, Judy Bream. Tom wallows in self-pity until the death of his buddy Dan Bream, a
Matt Boone (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) kills Bull Clark (Ray Bennett) in self defense in a crooked poker game, and leaves Waco as he is certain he would not get a fair trial. He joins an outlaw gang led by Curly Ivers (I. Stanford Jolley), whose lieutenant is Lou Garcia (Paul Fierro), a killer. Following a bank holdup in Pecos, Matt is captured. Two of Waco's leading citizens, Richards (Terry Frost) and Farley (Pierce Lyden), pay the Pecos sheriff (Russ Whiteman) the reward Waco had posted for Matt and bring him back to Waco. There, they tell him they want him to be the sheriff and drive out the lawless element. Matt has trouble with Kathy Clark (Pamela Blake) and her cowhands but she soon realizes that Matt is not a killer, and is a honest lawmen. The Texas Rangers capture Ivers and his gang, except for Garcia who has sworn to kill Matt before he is ever captured. Ivers warns Matt of Garcia. Matt takes off his badge, opens Ivers' cell and starts out to find Garcia. Ivers gives Matt wrong directions and then Ivers prepares to shoot Garcia when he comes looking for Matt. Garcia shoots Ivers and Matt, arriving back in town, kills Garcia. Ivers dies after wishing future happiness for Matt and Cathy.
The brother (House Peters, Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Wild Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is welcomed by law-abiding cattleman MacKenzie (Jack Ingram) and his daughter Kathy (Phyllis Coates.) The leader of the ruthless cattle interests are townsman Austin (Arthur Space) and his henchmen Red (Myron Healey), Link (Robert Wilke) and Albord (Terry Frost.) Bill has the idea of putting up barbed wire to keep the herds from been driven over the land cultivated by the farmers. He, aided by Tad Sloan (Fuzzy Knight), produces the wire by make-shift methods, but it proves effective. The cattleman charge in court that the wire is dangerous to their herds but lose the case. Austin orders his men to seize Bill, bale him in strands of the wire, and throw him on the stage of the town hall during a fall festival. Bill doesn't take kindly to this and it precipitates open war.
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge.
The story begins in 1865, during the Civil War, when Captain Cyrus Harding (Richard Crane), prisoner of the Confederates, escapes in an enemy baloon with war correspondent Gideon Spilett (Hugh Prosser); Jack Pencroft (Marshall Reed), a sailor; Herbert "Bert" Brown (Ralph Hodges), Pencroft's adopted son, and Neb (Bernard Hamilton), Harding's black servant. A sailor with an adopted son and a servant in jail with his master is rather mysterious in itself. Hey, move on, it's a Katzman serial from Columbia. The baloon drifts in space for days and finally lands on a desert island. Also landing, in a better aircraft, is Rulu (Karen Randle, a former Miss Oklahoma in the Miss America pagent), a visitor from Mercury who seeks a radio-active material that will enable her to manufacture an explosive that will destroy the world or, at least, the portion known as Earth. Since it is in the 1860's and she has a spacecraft that will make the journey from Mercury to Earth, and all of the earthlings are riding horses or walking, her problem with Earth is none too clear, other than possibly hacked about not winning the Miss America contest. Harding and his hardy crew fight 15 chapters of battles against the island's natives, some passing-by pirates led by reliable Gene Roth, and Rulu and her Mercury henchmen, wearing the same headgear that "The Spider" wore in two previous Columbia serials, indicating the costume department went overboard on black headcoverings with spider webs on them earlier in the decade. Harding and his men are frequently aided by Captain Nemo, a man of mystery in charge of the only submarine (the Nautilus) around at the time other than the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac." Rulu, who also has the power to put grown men into a trance and does so a couple of times, including the native chief and all of his warriors, finally has enough of all the problems, but has gathered up enough "radio-active" material to at least destroy the island and does so.
During the Civil War, U.S.Army scouts Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and "Cougar" Claggett (Pat Buttram) are detailed to Utah to bring in Confederate guerilla raider Wade McQuarrie (Jim Davis) who is interfering with Federal supply lines. They track the raiders to Gateway, a frontier post commanded by Colonel Middler (Edgar Dearing) who has a daughter, Dell (Gail Davis) and a son, Walt (Bob Steele). Walt secretly supports McQuarrie's actions. Gene and Dell are captured by McQuarrie but escape.
Marshal Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) and his pal, Texas (Fuzzy Knight), come to the aid of Joyce Westbrook (Phyllis Coates) after her father (Steve Clark) is killed by henchmen of a mysterious Mr. Blackwell, who is after the stage line contract left to Joyce. She tries to get a government mail contract, but one of the conditions is that her stage line must be proven safe. Whip, Texas and Ted Crosby (Lee Roberts) have several battles with the outlaws, and Whip learns that attorney Kingsley (John Hart) is one of the plotters and, with the help of the postmaster (William Fawcett), he discovers that Mr. Blackwell is really Sheriff Bill Preston (Pierce Lyden).
The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are.
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released and struggles to adjust to the outside world.
Rich Lois Frazer, divorcing her fortune-hunter husband, finds he's bought a gun. Suspecting he plans to kill her, she calls in her lover, who just happens to be Homicide Lieutenant Ed Cullen. When Ed arrives, the gun gets used...and because of his relationship with Lois, Ed is compelled to compound a felony. The good news: Ed himself is assigned to the case. The bad news: Ed's hotshot younger brother Andy, a new- minted detective, is also on the case...and anxious to prove himself.
A crooked rancher frames the boys on a rehabilitation ranch for a series of crimes.
Mayor Autrey sends for a wagon train of women to settle in his town, but baddies Guilford and Rawlings plot to hijack the train and sell the ladies to love-hungry miners instead.
A swindler forges documents to make himself the owner of an entire state.
While robbing the stage with Jeff Johnson (Tommy Farrell), outlaws Jordan (Terry Frost) and Wilkins (Zon Murray) kill the stage guard and leave Jeff unconscious on the trail, to be picked up by pursuing U.S. Marshals Tom Yeager (Whip Wilson) and "Hungry" Rogers. Posing as an outlaw, Tom is put in the same cell with Jeff, and, with Hungry's help, stages a jailbreak and takes Jeff with him on the latter's promise to lead him to an outlaw gang head by the supposedly-dead Bill Moore (Stanley Price). They find the gang led by Anne Moore (Phyllis Coates), who passes on the instructions of her infamous father. Wilkins, after an unsuccessful attempt to ambush Tom, is taken to jail where the gabby sheriff informs him of the two marshal's true identities. Tom and Anne take the loot from a staged-bank robbery to Moore, where Tom arrests him and Anne and declares that Moore is an imposter. Meanwhile, Jordan visits Wilkins in jail and learns about Tom being a lawman, and sets a trap for him.
Two ex-Navy buddies travel to a tropical island to help search for a fugitive Nazi and a fortune in diamonds stolen by him during WWII, and encounter multiple dangers at the hand of a gang also seeking the treasure for the island's corrupt governor.
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors?
Billy the Kid (Murphy) becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife (Storm) with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
Columbia's 43rd serial finds Lex Luthor (Lyle Talbot), secretly the Atom Man, blackmailing the city of Metropolis by threatening to destroy the entire community. Perry White (Pierre Watkin), editor of "The Daily Planet", assigns Lois Lane (Noel Neill), Jimmy Olson (Tommy Bond) and Clark Kent/Superman (Kirk Alyn)to cover the story. Luthor invents a number of deadly devices to plague the city, including a disintegrating machine which can reduce people to their basic atoms and reassemble them in another place. But Superman manages to thwart each scheme. Since Kryptonite can rob Superman of his powers, Luthor decides to create a synthetic Kryptonite and putters about obtaining the necessary ingredients: plutonium, radium and the undefined 'etc.'(in order to keep viewers from trying this at home.) Luthor places the Kryptonite at the launching of a ship, with Superman in attendance. He is exposed to the Kryptonite and passes out. Superman is taken off in an ambulance driven by Luthor's henchmen, and he is now under the control of Luthor. Superman is placed in a device, a lever is pulled, and the Man of Steel vanishes into "The Empty Doom." With eight chapters remaining, the odds are high he will return. Most of chapter 7 is a repeat of the origin story from chapter 1 of Columbia's first "Superman" serial, and this serial also finds a way to work in stock footage from Ken Maynard's 1936 "Avenging Waters," minus ol' Ken and his hoss Tarzan.
Fictionalized account of the legendary racehorse's training and triumphs.
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) find a dog, Daisy (played by Daisy), grieving for its lost master. Cisco senses a plot when he later learns that the missing man, Paul Mason (John James), recently discovered a gold lode in the nearby hills. The trail leads to the owner of a gambling hall, Lon Lansdell (John Litel). Linda Mason (Barbara Billingsley), searching for her lost brother, is met when she arrives by Cisco, who tries to hell her the true story as he sees it, but she prefers to believe Landell's version of her brother's disappearance. Lansdell leads Linda to her brother, and she is used in an attempt to make Mason disclose the location of his gold strike. But Cisco and Pancho are close by.
Lash and Fuzzy sent to help John Watson with his stage line arrive to find him murdered. Recognizing the outlaws they trail them to their leader Baxter. But before Baxter can tell who the big boss is he is shot. After getting the stage through to assure the mail contract, Lash now realizes who the boss is.
Dean takes over as Sheriff of Red Gap and makes everyone check their guns at his office. But he is in trouble as Taggert's men continue their lawlessness and the crooked judge Hammond lets them go when they are caught.
Homesteaders are moving onto the ranchers grazing land and Eddie has been sent to stop a range war between the two sides. Thayer is after the land and has his men out trying to start that war. When his henchman Dorgan kills Sawyer, Sawyer's son goes for revenge, When Eddie tries to stop him, Dorgan shoots another man and Eddie is accused and finds himself about to be hung.
"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."
When Hadley finds gold on his land, Kirby kills him and then goes after Hadley's ranch. After Eddie Dean foils Kirby's robbery attempt, Kirby forces the assistant land agent Tuttle to sell the ranch to him. But Eddie learns of the forgery thru Tuttle's boss and goes after Kirby.
The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run huge gambling debts. When Carlos' sister who is half owner arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy finds a clue and this leads him to Calhoun's offshore gambling ship.
The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills his wife by giving her one of the beast's feathers, causing the creature to track her down and slaughter her. Now Dr. Forbes uses this twisted knowledge to extract revenge upon his enemies by placing one of the serpent's feathers on his intended victim and letting the beast loose to wreak havoc.
Eddie and his sidekicks have been called in to help get a new telegraph line through. Dawson and his men along with his stooge Judge are out to stop them. When Eddie and the boys catch three of Dawson's men destroying telegraph equipment, the Judge releases them and this leads to the showdown between the two sides.
The Cisco Kid sets out to find the outlaws behind a daring stagecoach robbery.
Range detectives Johnny Bronton (Johnny Mack Brown) and Tucson Smith (Raymond Hatton) are out to trap and bring to justice a band of smugglers who have been bringing silver across the Mexican border illegally. Their task is complicated when the smugglers kidnap Keanne Willoughby (Jan Bryant), the daughter of a rancher whose land the smugglers are using for their activities.
The Cisco Kid sets out to expose a crooked police chief.
Cattleman Agent Mason arrives to help find rustlers. A letter to the Sheriff and a fake scar gets him identified as a wanted murderer and attracts the attention of the gang leader. But when he is named the new boss of the gang, dissension arises between the leader and the rustlers and Mason must now try to bring them all in.
Wells Fargo sends Johnny Macklin (Johnny Mack Brown) to Rimrock to investigate stage hold-ups and general lawlessness which, according to local agent Tom Jamieson (Steve Clark)is caused by saloon owner Steve Corbin (Tristram Coffin) and his henchmen Duke Sprague (Marshall Reed) and Ace Jenkins (Terry Forst.) When Steve kills a man he had cheated in a poker game, the Rimrock Chronicle, owned by Idaho Jim Foster (Raymond Hatton)and edited by his daughter, Diane (Reno Browne as Reno Blair), starts a vigilante movement to clean up the town. Jamieson, also the mayor, swears Johnny in as the town marshal. Johnny lets henchman Slats Harper overhear information about a fictitious gold shipment, and traps some of Steve's men when they attempt a hold-up. Steve packs the jury and his men are set free. Saloon singer Kitty Malone (Claudia Drake), who is in love with Steve, becomes jealous of Flo Vickers (Christine McIntyre), and warns Johnny that three gunmen have been imported to kill him. Flo tells Steve that Kitty is an informant, and Steve plans a double murder of Kitty and Johnny.
The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who looks very much like Roy. Roy, of course, also exists in the present for Dale. Songs include "Go West, Young Man," "Lady Who Wouldn't Say Yes," and "Belle of the El Dorado."
This George Morris story (screenplay by George Wallace Sayre) was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond), a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson (Ralph Morgan), to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their new-borns. The babies are then offered for adoptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister (Teala Loring) of his wife (Jayne Hazard). There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved.
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
A radio station page tries to solve a singer''''s murder.
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
A small-town doctor tries to help a beautiful woman with a deranged husband.
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
Bringing a herd of cattle to Dave Crockett, Billy halts before going through the pass where many herds have been rustled. He is right as there are two men after Crockett's ranch and packing plant which will be theirs if Crockett fails to pay off his note. When their attempt to get Crockett's son in financial trouble is broken up by Billy and their men fail to rustle the herd, they then poison the water hole.
A girl who is having a hard time finding a job gets involved with a record mix up and falls in love with a handsome band leader.
As Jim Wiley, a stageline troubleshooter, arrives he is shot and relieved of his identification papers. Thinking him dead, those against the stage line construction send an imposter in his place to slow down the work. But Jim survives and now believed to be the outlaw that shot him, gets a job on the construction crew in an effort to find the big boss behind all the trouble.
Gaucho escapes from Braden's gang only to be shot by them. The Mesquiteers drive away the outlaws and take his money on to his mother. But Isabella thinks Tucson is her long lost son and they don't have the heart to tell her he is dead.
A cowboy turns bad for revenge, but cant stomach his new evil ways.
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