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 ...
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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