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The Phantom of the Range (1936)

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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Jerry Lane
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Jeanne Moore
Sammy Cohen ...
Eddie Parsons
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Perdita the Housekeeper (as Saladad Jeminez)
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Brandon
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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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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast in New York City was Friday 31 December 1948 on WATV. See more »

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Remade as Straight Shooter (1939) See more »

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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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