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Ghost Valley (1932)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 13 May 1932 (USA)
Jerry Long and Jane Worth are heirs to an abandoned mining town. Judge Drake knows there is gold there and wants them to sell. He plans to scare Jane and has hired Jerry, not knowing his ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Allen

Writers:

Adele Buffington (story), Adele Buffington (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ... Jerry Long
Merna Kennedy ... Jane Worth
Kate Campbell Kate Campbell ... Aunt Susan
Mitchell Harris ... Judge Drake
Ted Adams ... Gordon
Harry Bowen ... Marty
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Pawnee
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Storyline

Jerry Long and Jane Worth are heirs to an abandoned mining town. Judge Drake knows there is gold there and wants them to sell. He plans to scare Jane and has hired Jerry, not knowing his true identity, to impersonate the other heir. Jane is quickly scared and is ready to leave, but Jerry doesn't want to and sets out to find the truth. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Chills of a Mystery Shocker, Thrills of a Wild Western Combined in a double-barrelled ACTION ATTRACTION See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Valley See more »

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Budget:

$41,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Pathé Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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This film made RKO the modest profit of $20,000 according to studio records. See more »

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Good Action in a Haunted House-Comedy-Western
16 August 2003 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

Interesting but not very technically sophisticated haunted house-comedy-western set in what appears to be a genuine abandoned town in the American West. Some great riding by hero Tom Keene, good action shots involving an ore cart swung over a canyon. The scenes shot in the ghost town are rather revealing as is the mix between traditional cowboys and modern (1932) automobiles. Probably the most surprising linkage in this movie is when Tom Keene uses a cap to hide his identity when trying to foil to bad guys. I knew that I had seen the technique before -- quite frankly I think it would be a bit absurd to try to walk around or ride a horse with your left hand holding a black cape in front of your face. Then I remembered "Plan Nine From Outer Space" and Bela Lugosi's double doing just that. Would you believe that "Plan Nine" was Tom Keene's last movie! Maybe he shared that technique with Lugosi's double who finished Lugosi's role using the exact same technique. Look for Gabby Hayes (sans bead and with teeth) as the cafe owner. Not a bad story, good action, would have been better probably if made a few years later with better equipment. Recommended.


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