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Tombstone Canyon (1932)

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Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.



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Cecilia Parker ...
Jenny Lee (as Cecelia Parker)
Sheldon Lewis ...
Matt Daley
Frank Brownlee ...
Alf Sykes
Newt (as Jack Clifford)
George Gerwing ...
Clem Sykes (as Geo. Gerwing)
Lafe McKee ...
Colonel Lee
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Replaced by Bob Burns (credit only)


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 <>

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Packing a long-barreled Colt and a dynamite wallop, Ken Mason rides herd on a desperate gang in the lone gulch. See more »






Release Date:

25 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Fantasma do Desfiladeiro  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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D for Dull
17 April 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

After one of the greatest studio logos I've ever seen (check out those whirling hooters!) and getting all hyped about that, the next hour is a pretty boring escapade. Ken Maynard, who's shirt seems to be saying "look at my buttons and my armpits!" stars as Ken, a cowboy new to town, but has a lot of clothes stashed away somewhere, who is looking to find out who is his father. There are a lot of mysterious deaths going on, by one "Phantom Killer", who wanders around canyons in, yes, a cape and big hat (he looks like the V for Vendetta guy), and everyone in town thinks that Ken is the Phantom. It's up to Ken to prove them wrong and find out who his father is! Gee. One guess. This is SLOW. The plot just creeps along, not giving us a lot of suspense. The acting is OK, but the guy playing the sheriff seems to be sleepwalking through this role. As proved before in other movies, Ken Maynard is not much of an action star, as his fight scenes sure are flat. There are MUCH MUCH better westerns out there.

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