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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 29, 1975|
|Born:||November 8, 1914||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Forest City, Iowa||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Two cowboys try to protect railroad workers from rampaging Indians.
Government agents Jim Lane (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Sierra Pete (Noah Beery Jr.) are sent to investigate the breakdown of the U.S. Mail delivery in the La Paz country, which is carried by the Overland Company operated by Tom Gilbert (Tom Chatterton) and his daughter Barbara (Helen Parrish.) Aided by their friend, Buckskin Bill Burke (Don Terry), they discover that Frank Chadwick (Noah Beery), using white renegades disguised as Indians, is behind the trouble as he wants the mail franchise owned by Gilbert's stageline.
Two cowboys go undercover to catch a rustler on his way to Mexico.
When a gold strike turns a ghost town into a boom town, Gorman arrives to open his crooked gambling hall and Judge Harkins arrives to bring law and order. Jim Bannister is aiding the Judge by bringing in Gorman's outlaws and to lure Jim into a trap, Gorman's men kidnap the Judge and his daughter for bait.
It's the opening of the Cherokee strip and the Rankins are after a particular section. Frazier is also after the same section and has hired outlaws to make sure he gets it. When Jeff gives Rankin a map, the outlaws kill Rankin, steal the map, and frame Jeff for the murder. Scheduled to be hung the day of the land rush, Jeff's pal Frosty has a plan to free him.
Following 1939's "The Phantom Stage", the last of 12 series westerns made at Universal by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern starring Bob Baker, Universal kicked off a new series of six starring their new series-sign Johnny Mack Brown (who had already starred in three Universal serials with one more to go.) Baker was now odd-man-out at the studio as his contract had been with Trem Carr, and Carr and associate Malvern had moved over to Monogram to begin a series of four "Tailspin Tommy" features. Universal, usually late to the party anyway, added Baker and comedian Fuzzy Knight to the first-six Brown films to form a trio angle along the lines of Republic's highly successful "Three Mesquiteers" series, but there were no continuing roles in these films---they even killed Baker off in the 2nd film---and Baker's 2nd-lead soon went to 3rd-lead (behind Knight) and then to "gone" after the sixth film. When Bob Baker was next seen in a film at Universal, it was as the uncredited bus driver in Abbott and Costello's "Ride 'Em Cowboy" in 1942. From this point onward, Fuzzy Knight was the sidekick in every B-series western made by Universal until they closed shop on series westerns and serial production when they merged with International Pictures to become Universal-International:In this one, Steve Hayden (Johnny Mack Brown), working undercover, comes to Denton to help restore law and order. The men secretly responsible for the lawlessness are Big Bill Tanner (Russell Simpson) and Melenkthy Culp (Clarence Wilson), the town banker. (A pairing made in filmdom heaven since the meaner and more desperate the two become, the more enjoyable they are to watch.) Judith Lantry (Frances Robinson) arrives from back east to check on her ranch holdings ran by her cousin Bill "Cousin Willie" Strong (Fuzzy Knight), and Tanner and Culp, fearful she will discover the faked mortgages they put on her property, send henchman Ortega (Charles Stevens) to do away with her, but Steve saves her life. She and Cousin Willie put Steve in charge of the ranch, and he quickly fires her crooked foreman Lon (Ralph Dunn), and hires Clem Waters (Bob Baker) and a whole new group of cowhands. Steve captures Lon with 200 head of horses belong to Judith, and he confesses and implicates Tanner and Culp.
Bob Carson and sidekick Grizzly take a job driving a stage for a line that is being repeatedly robbed. The culprits place a large box on the stage in which Runt can hide and steal the gold without the driver or guard knowing it. When Bob realizes what is happening, he replaces Runt in the box in hope of catching the outlaws.
Duncan is secretly shipping explosives by ship and needs the Flying U ranch which has shore access. Chip breaks up his murder and robbery attempts and eventually captures two of his henchman. Duncan has to show his hand to rescue his men and now Chip and the posse know who they are after.
Twin brothers Bob and Don Ramsay are on opposite sides of the law. Bob is the Sheriff and Don is the famous outlaw the Black Bandit. When the Black Bandit strikes, he is seen and his look-alike brother Bob arrested. Refusing to implicate his brother, Bob escapes and heads after Don.
Tip Douglas is sent after cattle rustlers, the same rustlers that murdered his father. Posing as a notorious outlaw, he is able to join the gang. Learning that the gang's boss Thorn Evans killed his father, he and sidekick Pepper set a trap when he learns of their next raid.
Scrap Gordon comes along just as the outlaw Cueball and the Marshall kill each other. To bring in the local outlaw gang he joins them posing as Cueball. But when the Sheriff captures him with the gang he now thinks he actually is Cueball and Scrap finds himself slated to be hung for the Marshal's murder.
The government assigns calvary captain Bob Bradley (Bob Baker) to an area where pony express riders are being killed by arrows and their mail is being rifled. Posing as horse buyers, Bob and his pal, Andy Sharpe (Don Barclay), center their investigation around the ranch owned by Don Ricardo Hernandez (Martin Garralaga) where, in addition to learning that the Don has a pretty daughter named Lorita (Cecelia Callejo), he discovers that Jack Sommers (LeRoy Mason) and his lead henchman Phelps (Jack Kirk) are getting possession of the huge ranches, created by Spanish land grants, by having Ramon (Carleton Young), a disloyal Hernandez servant, kill the riders with arrows (hoping the Indians will be blamed) and taking the certificates of registry.
Investigating the rising tide of banditry and rustling in Medicine Hat, U.S. Marshal Bob Randall (Bob Baker) arrives under an assumed name. He meets Anita Benson (Dorothy Fay) who tells him she has come west to save her ranch but her uncle, John Benson (Jack Rockwell), tells her all of her cattle have been stolen. When his father, Sheriff Pope Randall (Forrest Taylor) is killed, Bob sets out to avenge his murder and to help Anita save her ranch.
In a remake of Dawn Trail, Bob Mason is wounded chasing the killers of his father. During his recovery, his nurse is Alice whom his friend Ben plans to marry. He eventually learns the killer was Alice's brother Rudd. But Rudd convinces Ben that Bob is taking Alice away from him. So Ben removes the bullets from Bob's gun just before Bob goes off to face Rudd.
Just after Carson's gang murder members of a wagon train, Rusty and Clem come along and are arrested. Knowing they are innocent Judge Coleman breaks them out and sends them after Carson. They join Carson's gang to learn of their next raid but the Marshal arrests them for the wagon train murders.
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
Buck Saunders organizes the Free Rangers and captures Al Wilkins and his gang. Buck adopts Wilkins young son Jackie who now, sixteen years later, leads the Rangers. But Wilkins, having escaped the hangman, returns to continue his outlaw ways and father and son unknowingly meet again.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
An apprentice witch and three war orphans try to prevent the Nazi invasion of England.
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