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The Phantom Plainsmen (1942)

 -  Western  -  16 June 1942 (USA)
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It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any ... See full summary »

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Tom Tyler ...
Rufe Davis ...
Rudolph Anders ...
Colonel Eric Hartwig (as Robert O. Davis)
Lois Collier ...
Judy Barrett
Charles Miller ...
Cap Marvin
Alex Callam ...
Kurt Redman
Monte Montague ...
Muller
Henry Rowland ...
Lindrick
Richard Crane ...
Tad Marvin
Jack Kirk ...
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It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any horses to any army, but the boys find out that Redman is a German agent shipping the horses directly to the Third Reich. When Marvin tries to stop Redman, his son Tad, who is studying medicine in Germany, is arrested and held hostage. Marvin must fire the boys as the sneaky German agents take over the ranch, but the boys will not give up their attempt to stop them. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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16 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Abutres das Planícies  »

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Horses for the Fuehrer
27 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this film the 3 Mesquiteers are almost up to modern times as they battle a dastardly plot to have Texas horses shipped to Germany for the Fuehrer's army. This one had me reaching because in 1942 the American public had been reading stories for three years of lightning speed triumphs of the Panzers. In the invasion of Poland, the Polish army had cavalry and they were made short work of.

Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, and Rufe Davis are this installment of those guardians of law and order in the west. The guys are working for rancher Charles Miller in 1937 whose son Richard Crane gets a free scholarship to study veterinary medicine in Germany. Too good to be true because the Nazis want him where they can control him. Not to mention have something to hold over his father who will in turn get the other ranchers to sell to the Third Reich which we were not yet at war.

This particular flag waver was too much to swallow even back then let alone now. Still we got to stand up and cheer at how the 3 Mesquiteers foiled a plot for the Reich to get the best cavalry ever.


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