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The Phantom of the Range (1936)

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A man has died leaving a fortune somewhere on his ranch. Brandon and his cohorts think a map is hidden in a picture frame. But when they bid on the picture at the auction, newcomer Jerry ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Tom Tyler ...
Jerry Lane
Beth Marion ...
Jeanne Moore
Sammy Cohen ...
Eddie Parsons
Soledad Jiménez ...
Perdita the Housekeeper (as Saladad Jeminez)
Forrest Taylor ...
Brandon
Charles King ...
Henchman Mark Braden
John Elliott ...
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Richard Cramer ...
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A man has died leaving a fortune somewhere on his ranch. Brandon and his cohorts think a map is hidden in a picture frame. But when they bid on the picture at the auction, newcomer Jerry Lane outbids them. He also buys the ranch so they place their housekeeper there to get the picture. And then to keep Jerry out of the way, they frame him for murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE GHOSTLY GUARDIAN OF A HIDDEN TREASURE!


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28 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Das Phantom der Ranch  »

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Hunting the old miser's treasure
29 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Tom Tyler stars in The Phantom Of The Range, a western from poverty row outfit Victory Pictures. In this film Tyler buys the ranch of an old miser whose granddaughter Beth Marion he's taken a liking to. With cash on the barrel head he buys the ranch out from under the old miser's neighbor Forest Taylor.

Taylor has hired a cowboy to ride around in a Ku Klux Klan like bedsheet to scare off any intruders. Sad too for his sake that Tom Tyler doesn't scare or fool so easily.

Sammy Cohen Jewish character actor plays a gentlemen's gentlemen who hires out to Tyler. Soledad Jimenez plays a treacherous housekeeper in Taylor's pay.

The film plays more like a cheap mystery than a western and it had possibilities not to be realized in a poverty row outfit.


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