Shannon wants Hank Stoner's land for the vanadium ore it contains. He has chemist Wainwright, who can change the ore into gold, held prisoner. But the Frontier Marshals are on the job. Art ... See full summary »

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Art Davis ...
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Deputy Marshal Bill Boyd
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Marshal Lee Powell
Esther Estrella ...
Betty Wainwright
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Mitchell
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Henchman Ed Blair
Jack Holmes ...
Mr. Wainwright (as Jack M. Holmes)
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Henchman Crandall
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Ace Shannon (as Stanford Jolley)
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Shannon wants Hank Stoner's land for the vanadium ore it contains. He has chemist Wainwright, who can change the ore into gold, held prisoner. But the Frontier Marshals are on the job. Art and Bill have infiltrated the gang and are getting messages to Lee as to the gang's plans. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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It's A Modern Gold Rush... Gangster Style! But Three Ridin' Singin' Fightin' Buckaroos Stop 'Em Cold

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Action | Music | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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4 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Frontier Marshal in Prairie Pals  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Monday 8 July 1946 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »

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I Wish I Knew The Way You Feel
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Sung by Bill 'Cowboy Rambler' Boyd and Art Davis
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Charles King is busy again!
28 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Although the credits don't say so, this one was obviously inspired by many a previous Sam Newfield opus, especially "Ghost Patrol" (1936) in which the screenplay was credited to Wyndham Gittens. The 1936 movie has much to recommend it, but this one has little but curiosity value. The first question we ask is how long this "Bill Boyd" cash-in lasted – and good old IMDb has the answer. Six movies all told – and Bill Boyd was actually his real name! "Prairie Pals" seems to run forever. But it's actually only 56 minutes on the good Alpha DVD. Odd to see Ken Maynard's very recognizable brother, Kermit, who often handled Ken's stunts and later had a short-lived series of his own including 1937's "Valley of Terror", "Roaring Six-Guns", "Whistling Bullets" and "Galloping Dynamite", way down the cast list. But way, way down, you'll also find Al St. John of all people – Fuzzy Q. Jones himself! But as far as I'm concerned, "Prairie Pals" is a Charles King movie – and worth seeing on that account anyway. This movie is available on a watchable Alpha DVD, coupled with an extremely poor episode of the missing 1938 serial, "The Lone Ranger".


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