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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Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
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Director: Howard Bretherton
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Corrupt businessman Mason and larcenous banker Miller combine to rustle the cattle and foreclose on the mortgages of local ranchers to gain control of the valley. but the undercover Riders thwart their plans.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
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Buck poses as a wanted killer and Sandy as a cook as the trio help ranchers stop a ruthless crook from taking over the area s water rights and help an orphaned baby.

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Cast overview:
Raymond Hatton ...
Virginia Carpenter ...
Josie Hall
Murdock MacQuarrie ...
Judge Crail (as Murdock McQuarrie)
Henchman Gus
Tom London ...
Ace, Chief Thug
Howard Masters ...
Tom Cook
Ben Corbett ...
Red Larkin


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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27 March 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lei da Cidade Fantasma  »

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Marshal Bat Madison is obviously a reference to iconic Western lawman Bat Masterson. See more »


Marshal Buck Roberts: [to Tim and Sandy] Well, come on, Rough Riders!
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Rough Riders Theme
composed by Edward Kay
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A top-flight vintage western with charismatic stars.
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this about as good as "B" westerns get. Buck Jones and Tim McCoy made a superb team, with Raymond Hatton as solid support. It was fun to see cowboys who really were at home on a horse. These old westerns might have been simple, but the men who made them were often from the west and it shows in all sorts of little things, from the way they handle the dialog and behave around the the ladies to the way they mount and sit a horse. Such things go beyond acting and give these vintage horse operas a flavor that later, more prestigious, films simply could not match. The plot wasted no time on side issues, and the fact that the three Rough Riders were United States Marshals doing their duty made for clean and straightforward motivation, with the villains forceful and the action fast and furious. I found it fun all the way and would highly recommend it to fans of old westerns or to anyone who might be interested in why they were once so popular.

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