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Prairie Pals (1942)

Shannon wants Hank Stoner's land for the vanadium ore it contains. He has chemist Wainwright, who can change the ore into gold, held prisoner. But the Frontier Marshals are on the job. Art ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Peter Stewart)

Writer:

Patricia Harper (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill 'Cowboy Rambler' Boyd ... Deputy Marshal Bill Boyd
Art Davis ... Deputy Marshal Art Davis
Lee Powell ... Marshal Lee Powell
Esther Estrella ... Betty Wainwright
Charles King ... Mitchell
John Merton ... Henchman Ed Blair
Jack Holmes Jack Holmes ... Mr. Wainwright (as Jack M. Holmes)
Kermit Maynard ... Henchman Crandall
I. Stanford Jolley ... Ace Shannon (as Stanford Jolley)
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Shannon wants Hank Stoner's land for the vanadium ore it contains. He has chemist Wainwright, who can change the ore into gold, held prisoner. But the Frontier Marshals are on the job. Art and Bill have infiltrated the gang and are getting messages to Lee as to the gang's plans. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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IT'S BLACKOUT FOR BANDITS When These Prairie Pals Hit The Trail (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frontier Marshal in Prairie Pals See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Monday 8 July 1946 on WNBT (Channel 4). In Detroit it first aired Saturday 7 August 1948 on WWJ (Channel 4), in Atlanta Tuesday 19 July 1949 on WAGA (Channel 5), in Albuquerque Tuesday 6 September 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Saturday 17 September 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish I Knew The Way You Feel
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Sung by Bill 'Cowboy Rambler' Boyd and Art Davis
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Alchemy
23 September 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Before writing this review I took a look at Vanadium in Wikipedia and found that it is rarely found as a stand alone element. That it has many industrial uses, but did not find that it is used to manufacture gold which is also an element in our periodic table. So this entire film was so much fertilizer.

But the plot here is that some outlaws have captured a chemist and they have him working on trying to turn Vanadium into gold. A plot straight out of the Middle Ages for an American western where the villains are trying a hand at alchemy.

That's the mission the Frontier Marshals have to rescue the chemist from the outlaw's alchemy. Bill Boyd and Art Davis go undercover where these two break into song at some of the craziest moments. Lee Powell who didn't sing works from the outside.

Be assured justice was done, but not to the viewing movie going public who had to endure this claptrap.


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