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Ghost Patrol (1936)

 -  Crime | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  3 August 1936 (USA)
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A professor invents a radium tube that makes internal combustion engines stop running. He and his invention are captured by a gang of robbers. A federal agent is sent to rescue him.

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Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ...
Tim Caverly
Claudia Dell ...
Natalie Brent
Walter Miller ...
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Wheeler Oakman ...
Kincaid
James P. Burtis ...
Henry Brownlee (as Jimmy Burtis)
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Professor Brent
Dick Curtis ...
Henchman Charlie
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A Professor has an invention that will bring down planes causing them to crash and Dawson is forcing him to use it on those carrying money. When Tim arrives to investigate he is mistaken for a noted outlaw. So he assumes that identity to force Dawson to make him a partner. But just as a plane bringing Tim help is arriving, his true identity is revealed and while he is a prisoner, Dawson forces the Professor to start his machine. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The aircraft shown to be taking the team of government agents to Tim's assistance is a single-engine monoplane. However, the aircraft shown to be landing minutes later is a tri-motor transport. See more »

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Version of Sky Bandits (1940) See more »

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My Heart Is Waiting
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Music by Clifford Gates
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The Real McCoy!
16 January 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

When a woman finds out that a plane which has crashed in the forests in Shiloh, she immediately pulls out another clipping about her father inventing a new ray (but not a new Bob) and immediately, not really too sure how, puts the two together that they're related. And she's right! Bag guys have kidnapped her father so that the ray machine (which makes a LOT of noise) can bring planes carrying loot down from the sky (you know this is happening when the plane sound effects go off and on). FORTUNATELY, Tim Mccoy, still wearing the biggest cowboy hat ever known to man, is also going to Shiloh to check things out! Will they figure out the mystery of why planes are going down in the area before the plane full of G.I.'s to help Mccoy in the mystery is affected by the ray? (why would they take a plane in the first place?), will Dad and Daughter reunite? Will Mccoy ever aim his gun? Tune in to find out. Well, you don't have to. It's not much of a movie, lots of implausibilities. Fortunately, Mccoy is always a hoot, and the hybrid of Western / Sci Fi is always interesting.


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