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George H. Plympton (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 April 1939 (USA) See more »
Lightning Bill Carson and sidekick Magpie are after Burrows, the man that killed a friend of theirs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tim McCoy ... 'Lightning' Bill Carson

Joan Barclay ... Molly Arden

Ben Corbett ... Magpie McGillicuddy

Forrest Taylor ... Jim Burrows

Ted Adams ... Reno
Avando Reynaldo ... Rita

Bob Terry ... Mort Burrows

Dave O'Brien ... Ed Arden

Frank Ellis ... Henchman Al

Reed Howes ... Ace the Card Sharp

Slim Whitaker ... Henchman Durkin (as Slim Whittaker)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Adamson ... Barfly (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ... Henchman (uncredited)
Clyde McClary ... Gambler (uncredited)

Milburn Morante ... Gambler (uncredited)

George Morrell ... Bartender (uncredited)
James Sheridan ... Henchman (uncredited)
Frank Wayne ... Gambler (uncredited)

Wally West ... Shack Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Writing credits
George H. Plympton (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Cinematography by
Marcel Le Picard (photographed by) (as Marcel Pickard)
Film Editing by
Holbrook N. Todd  (as Holbrook Todd)
Set Decoration by
Fred Preble 
Production Management
E.W. Rote .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Sternbach .... assistant director
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound
Carl Mathews .... stunt double (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harvey Gould .... camera operator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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57 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #5245)

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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 16 September 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post WWII NYC television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Sunday 12 December 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Saturday 15 October 1949 on KFI (Channel 9).See more »


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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
barely worth one's time and/or money, 2 April 2003
Author: KDWms from Pocono Summit, PA

McCoy and his sidekick pursue a wealthy man, who eventually confesses responsibility for the death of McCoy's fellow Ranger, and who - during the movie - intimidates the locals, with the help of his son and cronies. Currently, a brother and sister are the main focus of the villain and his gang. Gold is probable on land that the siblings have partially paid Mr. Moneybags for. This makes him NOT want to complete the sale. To gather information about the bad guy, McCoy adopts the guise of a gambler and a miscreant, himself, known as The Phantom. In my opinion, most of these old, black-and-white westerns are pretty much the same - a few are real bad, and the vast majority are barely worth one's time and/or money. I think that Texas Wildcats is among the latter.

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