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Ghost Patrol
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Wyndham Gittens (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 August 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tim McCoy ... Tim Caverly
Claudia Dell ... Natalie Brent
Walter Miller ... Dawson
Wheeler Oakman ... Kincaid
James P. Burtis ... Henry Brownlee (as Jimmy Burtis)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Professor Brent
Dick Curtis ... Henchman Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
May Beatty ... Landlady (uncredited)
C.V. Bussey ... Bill (uncredited)
Jack Casey ... Henchman Mac (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham ... Justice Agent (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Henchman Shorty (uncredited)
John Webb Dillon ... Detective on Plane (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Henchman (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Justice Agent (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Justice Chief Anderson (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman Ramon (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope ... Radio Operator (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Henchman Frank (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Tim Toomey, Gunman in Los Angeles (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Newfield 
 
Writing credits
Wyndham Gittens (screenplay)

Produced by
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer (as Sig Neufeld)
Leslie Simmonds .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh (photography)
 
Film Editing by
John English  (as Jack English)
 
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. O'Connor .... assistant director (as Bill O'Connor)
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ken Strickfaden .... special electronics effects (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joseph O'Donnell .... story editor (as Jos. O'Donnell)
 
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Runtime:
60 min
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2287)

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Continuity: 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 »
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Version of Sky Bandits (1940)See more »
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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
No Autrey, 23 February 2005
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

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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