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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
Eddie Acuff ...
Red Kelly
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Henchman Ward
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Martin Dexter
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Silas Higby
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Henchman Turner (as George Lewis)
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Colonel Andrews [Ch. 1, 12]
Jack Rockwell ...
Sheriff Watson [Ch. 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12]
Charles Miller ...
Foster [Ch. 1]
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Senator Garfield [Ch. 8]
Budd Buster ...
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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Henchman Jack [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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Western

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1 May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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This film was once considered lost. It's only been publicly screened in the U.S. three times in recent years. Through special arrangement with Brigham Young University, Paramount Pictures and Swank Films, it was first shown at SerialFest in Newtown, PA, in the spring of 2008. In October 2009 it was run a second time at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, CA. It was also shown at the Memphis Film Festival in Olive Branch, MS, June 3-5 of 2010. The serial was introduced and personally projected by BYU archivist James D'Arc. In 2011 Serial Squadron released the film on DVD. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Edited into Man with the Steel Whip (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Susannah
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as piano background music in Chapter 11
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Serial update
9 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Serial Squadron is currently holding a pledge drive for Daredevils of the West along with three other vintage serials.BYU has provided a copy to the Squadron for restoration.The process includes replacing missing dialog using professional actors.When the required number of pledges are reached,restoration will begin. Presently this serial exists only in the form of four fragmented chapters for the general public. Another entry,depending on pledges ,is the very popular Drums of Fu Manchu.An almost pristine print has been provided to the Squadron for restoration.Depending on pledges,a Blu-ray and / or regular DVD edition will be available.For complete information go to serialsquadron.com. These serials were made during the golden years when Republic Pictures were at their peak. Drums of Fu Manchu,a fifteen chapter concerns the evil Dr. Fu Manchu who strives to be supreme ruler of the world. DVD prints are available now but leave a lot to be desired.Daredevils star the popular western action actor Allan Lane and serial queen Kaye Aldridge. Update....As of January 2011,this serial has been completely restored and will be ready for shipment! For complete details go to serial squadron.com


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