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Black Bandit (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Music  -  16 September 1938 (USA)
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Twin brothers Bob and Don Ramsay are on opposite sides of the law. Bob is the Sheriff and Don is the famous outlaw the Black Bandit. When the Black Bandit strikes, he is seen and his ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bob Baker ...
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Hal Taliaferro ...
Jack Rockwell ...
Boyd Allen
Forrest Taylor ...
Glenn Strange ...
Luke Johnson
Arthur Van Slyke ...
Dad Ramsay
Carleton Young ...
Henchman Cash
Dick Dickinson ...
Clint Evans
Schuyler Standish ...
Bob Ramsay as a Boy (as Schyler Standish)
Rex Downing ...
Young Don


Twin brothers Bob and Don Ramsay are on opposite sides of the law. Bob is the Sheriff and Don is the famous outlaw the Black Bandit. When the Black Bandit strikes, he is seen and his look-alike brother Bob arrested. Refusing to implicate his brother, Bob escapes and heads after Don. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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You'll be blasted from your seats by this fast-riding, hard-hitting streak of hair-trigger action and sustained suspense. Don't miss it1 See more »


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Edited from The Devil Horse (1932) See more »


I've Got a Cowboy Song For Sale
Written by Fleming Allen
Sung by Bob Baker
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Great Example Of A Lost Genre The-(B-Western)-
2 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bob Baker was never a huge B-Western Star....but his easy going style endeared him to legions of B-Western Fans over the decades........His Dual role in "The Black Bandit"1938, was done by many Western Stars over the years.....What makes this B-Western stand out from all the rest, was a sensable script, and above all, one of the most Pleasant Musical Scores in B-Western History, by Frank Sanucci......Baker's Musical interludes were most enjoyable, and Sanucci used to them to great advantage in scoring the film.....An added plus, was the presence of Veteran Actor Hal Talliaferro, aka: Wally Wales, Floyd Alderson(his real name)....Add Old Pros, Jack Rockwell, Glenn Strange, Carleton Young, and Tom London, and you had the whos who of B-Westerns.......Romance was supplied by the fair Marjorie Reynolds in this above par Universal B-Western.......If you are ever looking for a pleasant and enjoyable Old Time B-Western, you cannot go wrong with the very enjoyable "Black Bandit"---If only it were more available on Video and dvd....With Respect For the Genre----sasheegm-1

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