Rangers Dave and Panhandle arrive and are joined by Lawyer Tex to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they jail the ranchers for attacking the sheep men... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This is a silly little B-western from Ken Maynard. The plot is strange and seems more like something you'd see from an old movie serial. It begins with Maynard being ambushed in a canyon. However, a shot rings from out of no where and he's saved. Who did this? It was THE PHANTOM!! Yes, thee is a black cloaked guy running around in the old west! And, it turns out he's got revenge on his mind--but why?! And, how does this all relate to Maynard--a guy who doesn't even know his name or his kinfolk?! You'll see in the reasonably good but very contrived finale.
Maynard seems like an odd sort of western hero in that he sure gets beaten up a lot! You know he's the good guy but certainly not in the mold of Gene Autry or Roy Rogers. No, this is a very fallible hero--and that is the best aspect of the film. But the plot and the idea of a guy running around in a cape is just silly! Not a particularly good film but not terrible--as if this is glowing endorsement!
By the way, when the film begins, get a load of the studio mascot. You just have to see it to understand what I mean.
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