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Chapter 1: A Race With Disaster (#7607), Chapter 2: Flaming Havoc (#7608), Chapter 3: The Menacing Hero (#7609), Chapter 4: The Bridge Of Disaster (#7610), Chapter 5: Hurling To The Depths (#7611), Chapter 6: Death At The Stake (#7612), Chapter 7: The Path Of Peril (#7613), Chapter 8: Imprisoned In Flames (#7614), Chapter 9: HIdden Danger (#7615), Chapter 10: Blazing Wagons (#7616), Chapter 11: The Trail Of Terror (#7617), Chapter 12: In The Claws Of The Cougar (#7618), Chapter 13: The Frenzied Mob (#7619), The Toll Of Treachery (#7620), Chapter 15: The Mail Goes Through (#7621) See more »
Rousing,exciting serial features a likable Chaney Jr.
From Universal pictures came this exciting,rousing action-packed western serial featuring a really likable and easy-going Lon Chaney Jr. as the tough hero.
Chaney plays a western lawman who is commissioned by military officials to discover the reasons behind the delay of frontier mails,the destruction of pony-express equipment, and the killings of express riders and stage-men. With his two pals,amiably portrayed by Noah Beery Jr. and Don Terry,Chaney heads to the frontier express company and quickly finds out outlaws disguised as Indian braves are the cause of the trouble. The mystery (made apparent to viewers) is to find out who is behind the destruction and why.
Action fans will not be disappointed as the story unfolds through 15 cliff-hanging chapters with plenty of gun play,fistfights,stampedes,prairie fires,double-dealing,betrayal and everything else one could want in a western serial.
Both Chaney and Beery Jr. seem like natural horsemen and seem very comfortable with their roles. And Noah Beery Sr. has a wonderful role opposite his son. Viewers will also enjoy substantial roles played by longtime veterans Charles Stevens (as the wiley Puma)and veteran heavy Harry Cording.
True,historical officianadoes may balk at the prescence of the pony express still in operation at a later date but, it doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the film.
Directors Ford Beebe and John Rawlins film some of their best work here and the musical title themes are worth remembering.
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