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Ghost-Town Gold (1936)

Approved | | Action, Western | 26 October 1936 (USA)
The three Mesquiteers try to recover the gold stolen by a gang in its effort to ruin the banker/mayor who ordered them to leave town.

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Complete credited cast:
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Max Terhune ...
Kay Hughes ...
LeRoy Mason ...
Dirk Barrington
Burr Caruth ...
Banker Ben Thornton
Bob Kortman ...
Monk (Barrington's Henchman)
Milburn Morante ...
Jake Rawlins
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Wild Man Kamatski
Don Roberts ...
O'Brien's Manager
F. Herrick Herrick ...
Catlett, the Fight Promoter
Robert C. Thomas ...
Thunderbolt O'Brien, the Champ
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Buck (Barrington's Henchman)
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Barrington's men rob the bank and hide the gold in a ghost town. The ghost town's only citizen finds the gold and tries to use it to bet on a boxing match. Seeing the gold, the Mesquiteers rush to the ghost town and recover the rest of it. They need to get it to the bank before it opens but Barrington's men stand in the way. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Cavaliers of the cactus country---always ready for a fight or a frolick!

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Action | Western

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26 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Bankraub in Prospect  »

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The first appearance of the dummy Elmer in the series. See more »

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When the boxers and promoters are meeting in Barrington's office, there is a cut-in to 'Wild Man' Joe Kamatski sitting down. As there is is a character standing directly in front of him on the master shot, that would preclude any possible close-up. See more »

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[last lines]
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: I don't feel so good myself.
Lullaby Joslin: You don't feel good? What's the matter?
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: Some dern fool said I looked like you.
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Followed by Overland Stage Raiders (1938) See more »

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Composed by Franz Liszt
[Heard under two shootouts]
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Awfully good cast and director in muddled script

The Mesquiteers display a lot of personality, and Tucson Smith in particular displays a lot of his physique, but the script is rather muddled, especially in the big gun battle at the end.

Still, it is the Mesquiteers so it is very much worth watching.

Not just the boys, but the entire cast is first rate, with the great stunt man Yakima Canutt, to name one, getting credit, but being listed last.

Hank Worden, who went on to screen immortality, gets a humorous bit part, uncredited, and other great cowboy players include Earle Hodgins, I. Stanford Jolley, Wally West, Wally Wales, and Edward Peil.

The leading lady, Kay Hughes, is a lovely lass I know nothing about, but she has 28 credits here at IMDb.

There is one error in the IMDb listing of cast members: Elmer, the puppet, is actually listed in the very opening credits, right alongside Max Terhune. And fortunately, in "Ghost Town Gold" Elmer is not as intrusive as sometimes.

I saw this in a rather poor print at YouTube and might have liked it better in a better print. But I liked it and do recommend it.


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