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The Night Rider (1932)

Passed  -  Western  -  22 August 1932 (USA)
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Officer John Brown is after the outlaw known as the Night Rider. Posing as Jim Blake he takes a job on the Rogers ranch. He finds the secret passage from the Rogers mine to the Rogers house... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
John Brown / Jim Blake
Barbara Rogers
Altoonie (as George F. Hayes)
Julian Rivero ...
Manuel Alonzo Valdez
J. Carlton Wetherby ...
Dan Rogers (as Jack Weatherby)
Nadja ...
Saloon Dancer Tula
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Jeff Barton
Walter Shumway ...
Sheriff Lynn Ricker
Bob Kortman ...
Cliff Lyons ...
Bert Logan


Officer John Brown is after the outlaw known as the Night Rider. Posing as Jim Blake he takes a job on the Rogers ranch. He finds the secret passage from the Rogers mine to the Rogers house used by the Night Rider and also a note written by the Night Rider to his henchmen. Practicing his hand writing, he has a plan to trap him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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22 August 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandoleiro da Noite  »

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Remade as The Range Busters (1940) See more »

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Good because it lacks the singing and glitz of later westerns, but also awfully dull.
24 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Harry Carey Sr. plays a newcomer to town and the viewer is led to believe he MIGHT just be the so-called 'Night Rider'--a bandit who dresses a bit like Zorro. Along the way, he makes friends with Manuel and Altoona (Gabby Hayes). And, in the end, the REAL identity of the bandit becomes known.

In some ways, I liked this film. It certainly lacked the glamor, singing and fancy duds you'd see in a Gene Autry or Roy Rogers film--and I liked that. But it was also incredibly slow, low energy and Carey was no longer the handsome silent cowboy and simply seemed too old for such a virile role. Not a terrible film--though a few of the actors were amazingly bad! At best a time-passer.

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