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Daredevils of the West (1943)

Passed | | Western | 1 May 1943 (USA)
Foster (Charles Miller (IV)', owner of the local stagecoach line in Canyon City in the 1880s, has received a Federal Franchise Commission grant and is rushing to complete a new road through... See full summary »

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June Foster
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Red Kelly
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Ward - Henchman
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Martin Dexter
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Silas Higby
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Turner - Henchman (as George Lewis)
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Col. Andrews [Ch. 1, 12]
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Sheriff Watson [Ch. 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12]
Charles Miller ...
Foster [Ch. 1]
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Sen. Garfield [Ch. 8]
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Indian Scout [Ch. 1,5]
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Territorial Commissioner [Ch. 9, 10]
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George Hooker [Ch. 9] (as Ken Duncan)
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Jack - Henchman [Ch. 9]

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Foster (Charles Miller (IV)', owner of the local stagecoach line in Canyon City in the 1880s, has received a Federal Franchise Commission grant and is rushing to complete a new road through the lawless Comanche Strip with the aid of his daughter, June (Kay Aldridge), and his construction foreman "Red" Kelly (Eddie Acuff). Unbeknownst to them, their supposed friend, land-and-cattle dealer Martin Dexter (Robert Frazer), and the town lawyer, Silas Higby (Ted Adams), have plans of their own; should Foster's road see completion, homesteaders would occupy the strip and ruin Dexter's plans to buy the 500,000 acres for cattle-grazing land. Dester hires a band of renegade Indians to attack the road crew. Indian scout Jim Brady (Budd Buster)sees a supply wagon driver by "Red" and June being cased by the renegades, alerts the work-camp crew and then rides to summon Captain Duke Cameron (Allan Lane) and his U.S. Cavalry troop but, before they arrive, Foster has been killed along with many of his ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RENEGADE INDIANS...STRIKE FROM AMBUSH AGAINST THESE FEARLESS TRAILBLAZING WESTERN PIONEERS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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1 May 1943 (USA)  »

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La tribu misteriosa  »

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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Edward Todd, assigned to co-edit this serial with Tony Martinelli, died suddenly during the filming, on February 2, 1943, prior to any assembly, and was replaced by Wallace Grissell. Todd had been co-editor on 24 previous Republic serials, beginning with Dick Tracy (1937). He was not, as some contributor has assumed, an uncredited editor of this serial. He had been assigned to do so but died before any editing had begun. See more »

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[first lines]
Red Kelly - the foreman: Is everything loaded, Red?
June Foster: That's the last of 'em, Miss June. When you're ready, we'll be headed back for the camp.
June Foster: I have to wait for the stage from Pine Junction. It's bringing in some mail for Father.
Red Kelly - the foreman: And here it comes, right on the minute! That's the Foster Stage Company for you.
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Edited into Man with the Steel Whip (1954) See more »

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Camptown Races
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as piano background music in Chapter 12
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I've finally seen it!
21 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can now say I've seen every single Republic serial!

There really wasn't much plot to this serial - I can't even remember what it was that the bad guys were trying to do or why they were bad. Thats OK, because its a serial with nonstop action that never lets up.

Everyone in this serial seemed to have a lot of barrels lying around with "Explosives" or "Powder" written on the side. You know what that means! :-) There are some renegade Indians that are told one of the most outrageous lines I've heard in a serial: "Remember, white people must die". The fights seemed extra long in this serial as compared to other Republics. It contains that sequence where the wagon with the explosives goes off as it rolls down a path along a cliff side. Its contains the locked in the jail cell while the jail is on fire sequence. It also has two times where the pin comes out of that swivel thing on the front of a wagon so it ends up rolling off the edge of a cliff. I mean where you see it approach the edge and go over from the point of view of someone in the wagon. There's a cave with a fire pit and more too!

I can only hope that it will one day be available for home viewing.


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