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Ghost Patrol (1936)

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:
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3 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Natalie walks along a winding desert track and sits on a rock. Tim approaches her along a wide straight road with telegraph poles. See more »


Version of Sky Bandits (1940) See more »


Music by Victor Alix and Léo Pouget
Sam Fox Publ Co.
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No Autrey
23 February 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

The previous year saw the "Phantom Empire" serial. Though it is all but forgotten now, it had a profound effect on movies. It mixed cowboys, radium, planes, scientists. It also had an underground civilization. In short order, studios produced a slew of cowboy science fiction movies, many with titles that copied "phantom" in some way. Most omitted the underground part.

This is one of them, and not particularly bad by the standards of the time. It ends with our cowboy hero and the presumably beautiful and plucky daughter of the just-saved scientist. She doesn't know who he is and says "can you give me your name," which he turns into a proposal.

I watched it only to see the effect of "Phantom." Otherwise, it isn't much of interest.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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