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Release Date:
1 July 1933 (USA) See more »
A pack train led by Kit Carson is attacked by Kraft and his Mystery Riders, who want a government shipment of gold carried by the wagons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Mack Brown ... Kit Carson

Betsy King Ross ... Joan Fargo, aka Johnny Fargo

Noah Beery ... Cyrus Kraft (as Noah Berry Sr.)

Noah Beery Jr. ... Nakomas

Tully Marshall ... Jim Bridge [Chs. 1-2]

Edmund Breese ... Matt Fargo [Chs. 1-7, 12]

Al Bridge ... Henchman Reynolds [Chs. 1-7, 10, 12]

Edward Hearn ... Henchman Morgan

Lafe McKee ... Luke Foster

Jack Mower ... Henchman Carter, Posing as Johnny's Benefactor [Chs. 7-9]
Maston Williams ... Henchman Chuck [Chs. 1-5, 10, 12] (as Mastyn Williams)

Lane Chandler ... Army Sergeant [Chs. 10-12]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... Wade (Ch. 6) (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)

Yakima Canutt ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)
Tommy Coats ... Mystery Rider / Townsman / Soldier (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Cheyenne Rider (uncredited)
Ken Cooper ... Cavalry Trooper (Ch. 6) (uncredited)
Jim Corey ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Pete (uncredited)

William Farnum ... Elliott (Ch. 1) (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Wally Howe ... Townsman (uncredited)

Reed Howes ... Duke (uncredited)
DeWitt Jennings ... Army Colonel (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Tracy Layne ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)
William McCall ... Army Officer (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Lew Meehan ... Dave (Ch. 4) (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Trapper / Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Lookout (uncredited)
Archie Ricks ... Townsman (Ch. 11) (uncredited)
Wes Warner ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)

Robert Warwick ... Chief Dark Eagle (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Bill (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Mystery Rider (uncredited)
William Witney ... Settler / Indian / Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by
Colbert Clark 
Armand Schaefer 
Writing credits
Jack Natteford (story and screenplay) &
Barney A. Sarecky (story and screenplay) (as Barney Sarecky) &
Colbert Clark (story and screenplay) &
Wyndham Gittens (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Nat Levine .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Zahler (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller 
William Nobles 
Alvin Wyckoff 
Film Editing by
Earl Turner 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Strohbach .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound engineer
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Coats .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ted Towey .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Wyndham Gittens .... supervising editor
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Return of Kit Carson" - USA (reissue title)
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250 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Chapter Titles: - 1. The Mystery Riders - 2. The White Chief - 3. Hidden Gold - 4. The Silent Doom - 5. Murder Will Out - 6. The Secret of Iron Mountain - 7. The Law of the Lawless - 8. Red Phantoms - 9. The Invisible Enemy - 10.Midnight Magic - 11.Unmasked - 12.The Trail To GlorySee more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Miracle Rider (1935)See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Weak Battle, 15 October 2007
Author: Mike-764 ( from Flushing, NY

Kit Carson is sent to escort a gold wagon train, but Cyrus Kraft (posing under the respectability of a general store owner) has his masked Mystery Riders ambush the train. Carson is led away and returns to find everyone massacred and he framed by Reynolds (a Mystery Rider) as a traitor. One other person survived the massacre and that is Matt Fargo, who hid the gold, but is now a prisoner of Kraft and his men. Kit, Nakomas, (an Indian chief whose father was murdered by Kraft's agent), and Joan Fargo (the 11 year old daughter of the prisoner who is posing as a boy - don't ask) to find Joan's father and recover the gold to clear Kit's name and expose Kraft. Noah Beery, Sr. gives probably his best serial performance here playing Kraft sneaky, clever, cunning, and ruthless, but once you get past his performance, everyone else is pretty weak, which is an improvement over the repetitive storyline and ship-shod production values. The cliffhangers contain numerous cheats or are just plain weak and there are too many recap chapters that take way too long. I have no idea why Joan kept on pretending she was a boy throughout the entire serial, but it only distracted me from the boredom of this serial. Rating, based on serials, 3.

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