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The Lone Rider Ambushed (1941)

Approved | | Western | 29 August 1941 (USA)
The Lone Rider Tom assumes a former outlaw's identity (Keno) to learn where the gold from his last big heist is hidden. He tries to get the info from Blackie Dawson, but Blackie gets suspicious.



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Complete credited cast:
Tom Cameron / Keno Harris
Maxine Leslie ...
Blackie Dawson
Charlie Davis
Deputy Sheriff


Tom Cameron, The Lone Rider is an exact double for the just-released outlaw, Keno Harris, who was responsible for a $100,000 robbery, in which the money was never recovered. Tom has the Sheriff re-jail Keno on a trumped-up charge, while he joins up with Keno's old gang in the hopes they will lead him to the money, but his plan has a couple of flaws; none of the gang knows where the money is and now expect the just-arrived "Keno" to lead them to it for their split; and Keno's girl, Linda, begins to grow suspicious of Cameron, as he is nowhere near as "friendly" as Keno used to be, and Linda is clearly a girl willing to be "friendly." Plus, this Keno can sing, which Keno couldn't do before he went to jail. Clearly, a situation the poet Burns had in mind when musing about mice and men. Then, the real Keno shows up and complicates things a bit, especially when he and Tom "swap" places to the extent that the gang eventually - it's complicated - get after the real Keno, thinking he is the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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29 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schrecken über Colorado  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Saturday 10 March 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »


Followed by Wolves of the Range (1943) See more »


The Lone Rider Theme Song
Written by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Sung over the opening credits by George Houston
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The Lone Rier fights himself
4 August 2010 | by (london) – See all my reviews

It seems to be the case that whenever scriptwriters on B Westerns were at a loss as to what to do next they wrote a script where the hero has to play a villain who is a double of himself.These films always seem to play out along well established lines.This film is no different.However it has to be said that the plot as a whole is not particularly well constructed and the lead player seems to have some difficulty in convincing the other baddies let alone the audience that he is who he says he is when he impersonates the baddie.In fact other than a different wardrobe and hairstyle the differences are hard to see.This is a fairly poor outing in this B Western genre from PRC.

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