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Ghost Town Law (1942)

Approved | | Western | 27 March 1942 (USA)
When two of their Marshal friends are killed, the Rough Riders are sent to investigate. They have to find the killers in a ghost town where the houses and an old mine are interconnected by secret passages and tunnels.

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(as Howard P. Bretherton)

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(original screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)
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Raymond Hatton ...
Virginia Carpenter ...
Josie Hall
Murdock MacQuarrie ...
Judge Crail (as Murdock McQuarrie)
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Henchman Gus
Tom London ...
Ace, Chief Thug
Howard Masters ...
Tom Cook
Ben Corbett ...
Red Larkin
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Marshall Tim McCall is called in from Wyoming when two lawmen friends of his are murdered in cold blood. The two marshals were on the trail of a desperado and followed him to a deserted ghost town. Unfortunately the town is inhabited not by supernatural spirits, but by a gang of vicious outlaws headed by a ruthless thug named Ace. McCall is joined by fellow marshals Sandy Hopkins Buck Roberts, who feigns amnesia when he comes to town, but the town has additional visitors: pretty and spunky Josie Hall, who wants to visit her aunt and brother living in an old dark mansion in the area, ranch foreman Tom Cook, who is attracted to Josie but doesn't seem to be foreman of anything, Pawnee, an enigmatic Indian, and Judge Crail,, a larcenous crook who wants to gain control of the deserted gold mine running underneath the property. The grounds of the ramshackle town and the spooky mansion are honeycombed with interconnecting tunnels and passageways, which present the Rogh Riders with one of ... Written by duke1029

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Ghostly killers, haunted mines, nights of terror....in the Rough Riders' ace adventure! See more »

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Western

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27 March 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lei da Cidade Fantasma  »

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Trivia

Pickwick, the name given to the decaying mansion, is obviously a satiric reference to Pickfair, the vintage mansion then inhabited by long-retired actress Mary Pickford and her husband Buddy Rogers. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Buck Roberts: [ssrcastically as a backhanded complenent to Pawnee] Must keep you pretty busy keepin' all that stuff polished up!
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Followed by Dawn on the Great Divide (1942) See more »

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Rough Riders Theme
composed by Edward Kay
heard at end
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Interesting Rough Riders western with haunted house elements.
25 January 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

A Rough Riders film. Interesting B western that contains some haunted house elements. Well acted (Buck doesn't do quite as well as the others), decent plot involving bad guys hiding out in the ghost town of Pickwick, Nevada, sometime after 1880. Some exciting chase scenes & shoot-outs near the end. Both Tim & Buck were in their early 50s here & instead of the two of them together, the Rough Riders probably could have used a younger romantic interest to complete the usual trio formula.


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