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The Vanishing Riders (1935)

Passed | | Western | 3 July 1935 (USA)
Sheriff Bill Jones, in the line of duty, kills outlaw Joe Land and adopts his young son, Tim. They come upon a former silver boomtown, reputed to be haunted, whose only inhabitant is Hiram ... See full summary »


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A cowboy whose friend has been swindled out of his ranch and then murdered must take care of the man's son, then he goes after the killers.

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Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Doris Hill


Complete credited cast:
Bill Cody ...
Bill Cody Jr. ...
Tim Lang
Ethel Jackson ...
Joan Stanley
Hal Taliaferro ...
Wolf Lawson (as Wally Wales)
Donald Reed ...
Frank Stanley
Budd Buster ...
Hiram McDuff
Joe Lang
Ace Cain ...
Henchman Kentuck
Colin Chase ...
Henchman Luke


Sheriff Bill Jones, in the line of duty, kills outlaw Joe Land and adopts his young son, Tim. They come upon a former silver boomtown, reputed to be haunted, whose only inhabitant is Hiram McDuff, a friend of Bill's. Ranch owner Joan Stanley hires Bill and Tim. Her father has been killed by the gang of Wolf Larson. By mistake, McDuff hires the Larson gang on as ranch hands for Joan. They plan to steal the stock while Bill is away. Tim overhears the plot and informs Bill. Bill and Tim use ghost makeup, skeleton sheets (even outfitting their horses with skeleton-looking blankets) and tricks to rout the superstitious gang members... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 July 1935 (USA)  »

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Cavaleiro Invisível  »

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Not good even if it is somewhat original.
13 October 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Although there are some interesting aspects to "The Vanishing Riders", exceptionally low production values doom this to the grade-C level at best. The film stars Bill Cody--and, oddly enough, that is his real name! You'd think his having the same name as Buffalo Bill Cody would have been the result of some studio, but according to IMDb that was his name. And, also interesting is that Cody's son, Bill Junior also stars in the film. However, apart from that there really isn't much to recommend this one. The reason is that it's not even good enough for most B-movies--coming from a tiny film studio and starring a bunch of folks who simply cannot act. The overall product is cheap, dull and uninspiring--with no incidental music nor money spent to make it look anything other than a cut-rate production. By the way, about seven minutes was trimmed from this one, though I doubt is anyone would care.

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