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Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, History | 25 July 1944 (USA)
During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »

Writers:

Luci Ward (original screenplay), Morgan Cox (original screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Moore ... Capt. Steve Clark
Wanda McKay ... Cathy Haines
Lionel Atwill ... Erich von Rugen - alias Alex Morel
Joe Sawyer ... Idaho Jones
Regis Toomey ... Capt. Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6]
Virginia Christine ... Countess Elsa von Merck - alias Trina Dressard
Eddy Waller ... Doc Blair (as Eddy C. Waller)
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Count Manfried von Rinkton - alias Carl Lawton [Chs. 6-7]
Addison Richards ... Col. Sewell
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Hugo Metzger - alias Abel Rackerby [Chs. 8-9]
Jack Ingram ... Braddock - Confederate Outlaw
Edmund Cobb ... Rawhide - Henchman
Jack Rockwell ... Bart - Raider
Ernie Adams ... Hans Plattner - alias Bill Jasper
George Eldredge ... Henry / Hank - Saloon Owner
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Storyline

During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", Captain Steve Clark (Dennis Moore), is recognized as a Union Secret Service agent by Morel's accomplice Trina Dessard (Virginia Christine), and, with his friend Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer), is ambushed in the baggage car and sent to almost certain death when the car is un-coupled and plunges down the mountainside. Leaping to safety, in order to be around for the next 12 chapters, Idaho and Steve report to Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) in Oro Grande, and Idaho introduces himself as a Wells Fargo detective to Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay), the Oro Grande company agent. Steve and Idaho learn that the Morel raiders are only posing as Confederates, and their headquarters are at Morel's "Golden Eagle" saloon. In a raid on the hideout, Steve's brother Jim (Gene ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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13 CHAPTERS OF GUN-BLAZING THRILLS! (original posters - all caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les pillards de la ville fantôme See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This story takes place April 9, 1865 to April 15, 1865. The parts in this movie about the Civil War ending and Lincoln's assassination would be accurate. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Chapter 3, the stagecoach falls over onto its side. Seconds later it's shown back up and rolling off a cliff. Repeated again in Chapter 4. See more »

Quotes

[posing as Charles Mason, Captain Clark escapes an attempt on his life]
Countess Elsa von Merck, alias Trina Dressard: Mr. Mason, I just wanted you to tell you how glad I am that you're safe.
Captain Steve Clark: Why, thank you, Ms. Dessard. I feel pretty good about it myself.
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Crazy Credits

Chapter eight title is spelled out with bones. See more »

Connections

Edited from Badlands of Dakota (1941) See more »

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