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Tombstone Canyon (1932)

Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.

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Alan James

Writer:

Claude Rister (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ken Maynard ... Ken
Cecilia Parker ... Jenny Lee (as Cecelia Parker)
Sheldon Lewis ... Matt Daley
Frank Brownlee ... Alf Sykes
Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford ... Newt (as Jack Clifford)
George Gerwing George Gerwing ... Clem Sykes (as Geo. Gerwing)
Lafe McKee ... Col. Lee
Edward Peil Sr. ... Replaced by Bob Burns (credit only)
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Traveling thru Tombstone Canyon, Ken is aided by the mysterious Phantom when a gang attacks him. He later finds the man that was going to tell him of his true identity murdered. Alf Sykes was the murderer and when the Phantom kills one of his men he blaims Ken. Planning to hang Ken, Sykes lets him out of his cell and then shoots the Sheriff. But Ken escapes and with everyone after him heads for Tombstone Canyon where both his identity and the Phantom's will be revealed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Packing a long-barreled Colt and a dynamite wallop, Ken Mason rides herd on a desperate gang in the lone gulch. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Fantasma do Desfiladeiro See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Chicago Sunday 12 February 1950 on WGN (Channel 9), in Baltimore Saturday 24 June 1950 on WMAR (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Saturday 14 October 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13), and in New York City 9 December 1950 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Ken's Parentage
14 April 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Some elements of melodrama and even Gothic horror are part of this poverty row western starring Ken Maynard entitled Tombstone Canyon.

Ken's been sent for by a rancher who knows something of his parentage which Ken is unaware of. Growing up in an orphanage Ken has no clue of his background.

There's a fellow who for years has a hideout in Tombstone Canyon where he does a whole Zorro act terrorizing one outfit run by Frank Brownlee and his son George Gerwing. But he's got a hideous look to him, more the Phantom of the Opera unmasked than Zorro. And he's as touched as the Phantom was living down in those catacombs of the Paris sewers.

A whole lot of killings, a manhunt for Maynard who is blamed for all of them including a sympathetic sheriff before Ken puts it all together about himself and the Phantom.

A bit of an unusual western for the Saturday matinée kid crowd, but entertaining.


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