Ken Williams is determined to discover the identity of the mysterious Rattler, who preys upon railroads and transportation companies like that owned by Jane Corwin. The Rattler is ... See full summary »
Wanting the Lance ranch, Burkett kills Lance and brings in an imposter to pose as the heir Ken Lance. Ken learns of the plan, captures the imposter, and arrives posing as himself. In an ... See full summary »
After Sheriff Ken puts money in the safe, his brother Clem gives Rawhide the combination. With the money gone the disgruntled townsmen make Boots Sheriff and lock up Ken. Clem, now a ... See full summary »
Frazier and his gang are rustling horses. When the wild horse Tarzan frees Frazier's horses. Frazier gets the Sheriff to declare Tarzan an outlaw and have him shot. But Tarzan is Ken's favorite and he now tries to protect him.
US marshals Ken, Hoot and Bob stop a gang dressed as Indians from robbing the stage. After getting repairs at the relay station, but before they get to town, another trap is set, but they ... See full summary »
Bill Dane and Banty quit Kell's outlaw gang. When Dane prevents Kell and his men from getting a bullion shipment, he is made Sheriff. Learning Dane is Sheriff, Kell and gang return, force ... See full summary »
The Governor sends Ken and Hoot to clean up the town of Willow Springs. Finding themselves outnumbered by Duke Wade and his gang, Hoot gets the Governor to release some prisoners into their... See full summary »
US government agents Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson, aka "The Trail Blazers", make a deal with captured outlaw Duke Dillon to catch crooked Indian agent John Hampton, who has been using his ... See full summary »
When Butch Taggart escapes prison, the Marshal sends Lightning Morgan to find him and his hidden gold. He finds the map to the gold on Taggart's boot. Joe Laikon and his men are also after ... See full summary »
Cowhand Ken Clark is stranded in Chicago, and temporarily takes a job as a sharp-shooter entertainer in a night club, with the intention of getting enough money together to get back to his ... See full summary »
"Trail blazers" Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson help out inexperienced sheriff Bob Tyler as smarmy town boss Carson and his gang try to prevent a vitally needed herd of horses from being sold ... See full summary »
Ken Williams is determined to discover the identity of the mysterious Rattler, who preys upon railroads and transportation companies like that owned by Jane Corwin. The Rattler is especially difficult to catch because of his skill at disguising himself as other people. Written by
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Edmund Cobb, the uncredited actor who is easily recognizable to Western fans as the masked Rattler in every chapter, is nowhere to be seen in any other capacity as the story progresses, and when the real Rattler is finally unmasked in the final chapter, he turns out to be a different (credited) actor entirely. See more »
I just purchased Alpha Video's DVD of this serial. The story itself is a good one, though, as usual, there are a few "cheats." These, I suppose, are always to be expected.
I was disappointed, however, by Alpha Video's transfer which obviously came, at least in part, from a beat-up 16mm TV print. Beware - the entire ending for Chapter 2 is missing and there are many "rough spots" throughout the print. Sound quality ranges from mediocre to downright poor.
Even so, I enjoyed the serial - it's very exciting and it's really fun to spot some of the uncredited actors in it, especially Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette, and, if someone else came out with a much better transfer, I would buy it.
I have not seen VCI's tape of this serial nor do I know of any other DVD release of it. Alpha Video's release is not so bad as to be totally avoided, but it is disappointing nonetheless. I had expected better.
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