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Overland with Kit Carson (1939)

A mysterious outlaw known as Pegleg dreams of an empire in the vast, rich wilderness west of the Mississippi River. Army Lieurenant David Brent (Richard Fiske) is sent from Washington to ... See full summary »


Joseph F. Poland (screenplay) (as Joseph Poland), Morgan Cox (screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Elliott ... Kit Carson
Iris Meredith ... Carmelita Gonzalez
Richard Fiske ... Lieutenant David Brent
Bobby Clack Bobby Clack ... Andy Gardner
Trevor Bardette ... Arthur Mitchell - Trapper
LeRoy Mason ... John Baxter - Trapper
Olin Francis ... Trapper Pierre
James Craig ... Tennessee - Trapper
Francis Sayles Francis Sayles ... Dr. Parker
Kenneth MacDonald ... Winchester - Trapper
Dick Curtis ... Drake - Henchman
Dick Botiller ... Natchez - Henchman (as Richard Botiller)
Hal Taliaferro ... Jim Stewart
Flo Campbell Flo Campbell ... Ma Stewart
John Tyrrell ... Captain Gilbert (Chs. 8-10)


A mysterious outlaw known as Pegleg dreams of an empire in the vast, rich wilderness west of the Mississippi River. Army Lieurenant David Brent (Richard Fiske) is sent from Washington to persuade Kit Carson (Bill Elliott) to put an end to the reign of terror caused by Pegleg's gang called the Black Raiders. Carson agrees and, in the course of his assignment, he meets and is attracted to Caremelita Gonzales (Iris Meredith), the adopted daughter of a Spanish grandee, Don Jose Gonzales (Frrancisco Moran), who is heading west via a wagon train. Escaping an avalanche started by Perleg's henchmen, Kit captures Natchez (Dick Botiller), a Black Raider, and just as he is about to reveal the real identity of his boss, he is slain by Pegleg. As he seeks the killer, Kit narrowly escapes an Indian ambush and rides to warn the trappers and citizens at Stewart's Post that Pegleg intends to massacre them. The Black Raiders attack the post, but Pegleg, using his true identity, lures Caremelita to "... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Smashing the Wild West's most desperate bandits in the year's most exciting chapter play! See more »


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Release Date:

21 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lutas Sem Tréguas See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1.Doomed Men - 2. Condemned to Die - 3. Fight for Life - 4. The Ride of Terror - 5. The Path of Dom - 6. Rendezvous with Death - 7. The Killer Stallion - 8. The Devil's Nest - 9. Blazing Peril - 10. The Black Raiders - 11. Foiled - 12. The Warning - 13. Terror in the Night - 14. Crumbling Walls - 15. Unmasked. See more »


Edited from End of the Trail (1932) See more »

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Not a peaceable man.....
16 January 2005 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

A group of outlaws known as the Black Raiders are driving out the settlers and trappers in the west so that they can set up their criminal empire. The leader of this group is known only as the Pegleg, who uses the Indians to help his criminal endeavor. The US Government sends scout Kit Carson to investigate along with army officer David Brent and arrive at the trading camp and village of Stewart. Don Jose Gonzalez takes a double interest of the goings on at the fort because a) the raiders stole rifles from his camp, and b) his adopted daughter Carmelita is here. For 15 chapters Kit and Brent avoid the perils hatched by the Pegleg, Raiders, and Indians, before Kit determines that the Pegleg is someone in the camp and sees to trap him and end this crime spree. Good serial with a bit more action than the average Columbia chapter play. The Pegleg is a very sinister villain even though I found his identity easy to figure out. (The actor playing the role does an admirable job here). Besides Elliot, Fisk, Curtis, and Botiller, the rest of the cast seems like cardboard cut outs and at 15 chapters I felt the serial may have gone on a bit too long, but the final few chapters were very good as Carson was coming closer and closer to stopping the Pegleg. Excellent location shooting as well. Rating, based on serials, 7.

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