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Deadwood Dick (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 19 July 1940 (USA)
Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked ... See full summary »

Director:

James W. Horne

Writers:

Wyndham Gittens (screenplay), Morgan Cox (screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald Douglas ... Dick Stanley - aka Deadwood Dick (as Don Douglas)
Lorna Gray ... Anne Butler
Harry Harvey ... Dave Miller
Marin Sais ... Calamity Jane
Lane Chandler ... Wild Bill Hickok [Ch. 1]
Jack Ingram ... Buzz Ricketts - Chief Henchman
Charles King ... Tex - Henchman [Chs. 1-4, 6-9]
Ed Cassidy ... Tennison Drew - Committeeman
Robert Fiske ... Ashton - Committeeman [Chs.1-6]
Lee Shumway ... Bentley - Committeeman
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Storyline

Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked villain known as the Skull, who leads a violent, renegade band infamous for its violence against the Deadwood residents' wishes for a statehood status. Written by GusF

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The saga of the West's most-fearless bandit-tamer! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The story that the Deadwood Dick character in this serial was intended to be black but was played by a white actor to "appease" the studio executives is strictly an "urban legend". There was a real-life black cowboy known as Deadwood Dick, but this serial was based on a completely different figure, a fictional pulp hero named Deadwood Dick from turn-of-the-century dime novels. Hence, there was never any question of making the serial's Deadwood Dick black. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 14: You can see the rope guiding the burning wagon. See more »

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Humor Laced Action Western
24 January 2001 | by antonio1952See all my reviews

Deadwood Dick is available from collectors at The Serial Squadron. It pits Deadwood Dick against the evil Skull in a fast paced western of 15 chapters. It features Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock characters as well. This a very good effort from Columbia studios and is directed by Laurel and Hardy director James Horne. There is humor but it goes hand in hand with the action.


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