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Phantom Ranger (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 27 May 1938 (USA)
A Treasury Department engraver is being held captive by a counterfeiting gang that wants him to make counterfeit plates for them. A lawman is sent to rescue him.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Stanley Roberts (story), Joseph O'Donnell (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tim McCoy ... Tim Hayes
Suzanne Kaaren ... Joan Doyle (as Suzanne Karen)
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Sharpe
John St. Polis ... Pat Doyle
John Merton ... Henchman Bud
Edward Earle ... Matthews
Robert Frazer ... Chief McGregor
Harry Strang ... Henchman Jeff
Charles King ... Henchman Dan
Richard Cramer ... Barton (as Dick Cramer)
Tom London ... Reynolds
Bruce Warren Bruce Warren ... Rogers
Robert McKenzie ... Saloon-Owner Charlie (as Bob McKenzie)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Telegraph Operator
Donald Dean Donald Dean ... Singer
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Sharpe has kidnaped an engraver and is flooding the country with counterfeit bills. The FBI spots a town in miniature on a bill and sends in Tim Hayes. Tim starts out by robbing Sharpe's men of the phony bills. Then he enters as a friend proposing to get rid of the money for Sharpe but instead planning to bring in his men to round them up. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Fantasma da Planície See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film in New York City occurred Sunday 9 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Philadelphia Wednesday 6 October 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

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a western, with counterfeit money
13 June 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Mint worker Pat Doyle (John St. Polis) is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws, and forced to make counterfeit bill blanks for a gang of thieves. Tim Hayes (Tim McCoy) is sent to track down where the bills are coming from. It all runs like an episode of "Dragnet", but its okay. Some terrible acting by Doyle's "wife" (Suzanne Kaaaren) when she goes storming into the Bureau's office and demands action. The usual oat-burner horse chases, as they go after the gang. Filmed at Corriganville... if you haven't read up on it or visited, it has a fun history, and now its a county park! The actors and director (Sam Newfield) had all started in silents, so they knew the business well enough. Newfield and his brother were the big cheeses at PRC Pictures for a time. The usual western. It's a very okay shortie, at 53 minutes. It's exactly what you think its going to be.


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