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Phantom of the Plains (1945)

Approved | | Western | 7 September 1945 (USA)
Red Ryder and Little Beaver return to Blue Springs and learn that the Duchess, Red's aunt, is going to sell her stagecoach line and marry a snooty Englishman Talbot Champneys, who is really... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Earle Snell (original screenplay), Charles Kenyon (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ... Red Ryder (as Wild Bill Elliott)
Robert Blake ... Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Alice Fleming ... The Duchess - Red's Aunt
Ian Keith ... Talbot Wilberforce Champneys - aka Fancy Charlie
William Haade ... Ace Hanlon
Virginia Christine ... Celeste
Bud Geary ... Pete Burdette - Henchman
Henry Hall ... Jim - Banker
Fred Graham ... Chuck - Henchman
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff
Jack Rockwell ... Buck - Stage Driver
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Red Ryder and Little Beaver return to Blue Springs and learn that the Duchess, Red's aunt, is going to sell her stagecoach line and marry a snooty Englishman Talbot Champneys, who is really Fancy Charlie, who has the nasty habit of marrying rich women and then killing them for their fortune. The concerned Red thinks everything is okay until he sees Champneys mistreating Red's horse, Thunder, and he then decides to investigate Champneys because, as he tells Little Beaver, no true Englishman would mistreat a horse. Realizing that he doesn't have much time with Red snooping around, the western Bluebeard persuades the Duchess to return to England with him, meet him at the railroad station to be married and, oh yes, bring her money with her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Manhunt See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Red Ryder's going to have an uncle
21 November 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

English actor and Cecil B. DeMille favorite Ian Keith plays an Englishman out west who Bill Elliott has found out has wooed and will be wedding the Duchess. Alice Fleming usually a very shrewd woman has fallen for this guy who Red Ryder suspects is not all he seems.

Turns out to be right and saloon keeper William Haade has some history with a guy he calls Fancy Charlie. Keith is most definitely not the titled Englishman he claims. But the prospect of bilking the Duchess is something he makes common cause with Keith about.

Virginia Christine is also in this as Keith's phony French maid. The last 10 minutes or so features a most exciting stagecoach chase with Red Ryder chasing down the coach where the kidnapped Duchess is.

A good one from the Red Ryder series.


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