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The Phantom Plainsmen (1942)

Approved | | Western | 16 June 1942 (USA)
It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any ... See full summary »

Director:

John English

Writers:

Robert Yost (screenplay), Barry Shipman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Tucson Smith
Tom Tyler ... Stony Brooke
Rufe Davis ... Lullaby Joslin
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Colonel Eric Hartwig (as Robert O. Davis)
Lois Collier ... Judy Barrett
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... Cap Marvin
Alex Callam ... Kurt Redman
Monte Montague ... Muller
Henry Rowland Henry Rowland ... Lindrick
Richard Crane ... Tad Marvin
Jack Kirk ... Joe
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It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any horses to any army, but the boys find out that Redman is a German agent shipping the horses directly to the Third Reich. When Marvin tries to stop Redman, his son Tad, who is studying medicine in Germany, is arrested and held hostage. Marvin must fire the boys as the sneaky German agents take over the ranch, but the boys will not give up their attempt to stop them. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abutres das Planícies See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Thundering Trails (1943) See more »

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A period piece
10 June 2005 | by hmpulhamSee all my reviews

"The Phantom Plainsman" is an example of the Saturday afternoon kids film. These "B-Oaters" served the purpose, at the time, of supplying product to theaters in small towns and rural areas. The fact that it was made by Republic Pictures, usually meant that at least the production values would be decent -- and they were. As with their serials, Republic Pictures placed action over script, and this film's script is silly; without any trace of imagination. I don't know how to rate a film like this. It was made for a young audience, who'd never seen television, and wanted to see an action packed Western at their local movie theater. I'd ask the question; did "The Phantom Plainsman," entertain the kids of 1942? I'd guess the answer would be -- yes, it did.


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