Phantom Rancher (1940) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Ken Mitchell arrives to take possession of a ranch left to him by his Uncle Jim. He meets and falls in love with Ann Markham, whose father has been killed by gunmen of rancher Collins, who schemes to gain possession of all the surrounding ranches by foreclosing on their mortgages. Ken is distrusted as his Uncle was unpopular with the local ranchers. Knowing who killed Markham, Ken disguises himself as a masked rider and interrupts Collins' plots continually. As himself, he pretends to go along with the Collins plot to drive a herd of cattle over certain lands, ruining the pastures and, as the masked rider, he visits the ranchers to give them the money needed to pay of their mortgages

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
  • Ken Mitchell arrives to take over the ranch of his murdered uncle. He learns Collins is after the valley ranches and his men are the murderers. Ken wants to help the ranchers but his uncle was hated and they will not accept any charity from a Mitchell. So as Mitchell he threatens to foreclose on the mortgages he holds while at night he becomes the masked Phantom Rancher giving them the money they need.

    - Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>
  • Cowboy puts on a black mask and a black outfit to fight a gang of land-grabbing crooks.

    - Written by <BrianVN@earthlink.net>


A cowboy inherits a ranch and the bad reputation that goes with it.

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