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Valley of Hunted Men (1942)

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It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his ... See full summary »

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Tom Tyler ...
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Edward Van Sloan ...
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Nazi posing as Paul Schiller
Anna Marie Stewart ...
Edythe Elliott ...
Arno Frey ...
Richard K. French ...
Franz Toller (as Richard French)
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Kruger (as Robert Stevenson)
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It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his uncle Dr. Steiner is developing a chemical that will extract rubber from a local plant. The Nazis are out to stop the project and they get the fake Schiller to sabotage the Doctor's formula. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Three Mesquiteers ride herd on range saboteurs!

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Western

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13 November 1942 (USA)  »

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De fordømtes Dal  »

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My favorite World War II propaganda Western.
23 February 2004 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a good example of a World War II propaganda Western. I gave The Valley of Hunted Men a vote of 4, but it is really a 10 in my book. I am a fan of Three Mesquiteer films and evil Nazi films and this Western brings the two together. It stars Bob Steele, who you may remember as Duffy on F-Troop, Tom Tyler, who has over 100 Westerns to his credit in the three decades between 1924 and 1953, and Jimmy Dodd, who you may remember from the original Mickey Mouse Club. But what makes this Western special for me is Dutch actor Roland Varno's role as the leader of the Nazi killers. Roland Varno made a career of playing Nazis and he did it so well. This movie has an action packed first half but then the pace slows quite a bit. I have only seen this film twice but I would love to see it on DVD. It intrigues me also as a film that could have been much better if it had been done outside of the Three Mesquiteer series as a straight propaganda film with the escaped Nazis terrorizing the West.


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