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Overland Mail (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 22 September 1942 (USA)
Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to find out why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They discover that the culprits are white men disguised as Indians, and they set out to discover who is behind the plot.

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Bill Cody [Chs.1,14]
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Frank Chadwick (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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Charles Darson
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Rose - the Waitress [Chs. 1, 8]
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Lamont [Chs. 7-8]
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Slade - Hired Gunman [Chs. 8-9]
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Mack - Henchman (as Roy Harris)
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Government agents Jim Lane and Sierra Pete are sent to investigate the breakdown of the U.S. Mail delivery in the La Paz country, which is carried by the Overland Company operated by Tom Gilbert and his daughter Barbara. Aided by their friend, Buckskin Bill Burke, they discover that Frank Chadwick, using white renegades disguised as Indians, is behind the trouble as he wants the mail franchise owned by Gilbert's stage line. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Fists crash! Six-guns blaze -- as reckless riders blast redskins and renegades on the blood-red trail of the mail! See more »

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Adventure | Western

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22 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Daimones tis Dyseos  »

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(15 episodes)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Lon Chaney Jr.'s only leading role in a western. See more »

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Edited into The Indian Raiders (1956) See more »

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Surprisingly Good Western Serial
19 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I expected far less when I started watching this serial. Ya know, a typical and rather boring western with a few good scenes - basically I expected just so-so. Well to my surprise this was really good, very entertaining and a story that is interesting. The story took a few twists and turn that were unexpected. There's plenty of action and adventure to see as well.

I got this for Lon Chaney Jr alone. BUT after watching it I found I like the entire cast and the characters they played. It's hard not to like Jim Lane (Chaney) and his two buddies Sierra Pete (Beery Jr) and Buckskin Billy Burke (Terry). These three alone could have had a TV series easily because they are interesting and fun characters. I also liked Barbara Gilbert (Parrish) she showed them she was one tough cookie. :)

Overall a really fun and good western serial that not only fans of Lon Chaney Jr should enjoy but a film for fans of classic westerns.

9/10


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