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In the 19th and last of the PRC "Billy the Kid" series (first six with Bob Steele and last 13 with Buster Crabbe), a feud develops between the settlers and the railroad detectives in Red ... See full summary »
Al St. John,
Billy Carson, looking for rustlers, kills Bradley in a gun fight. Arrested, the judge finds him innocent but jails him anyway. When the rustling resumes he is released and posing as a Mexican cattle buyer he hopes to trap the culprits.
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Wishing to settle down, Fuzzy uses his reward money to buy a newspaper. He then raises money for the new telegraph line. When it is stolen, Barlowe incites the towns people to hang him. But his pal Billy Carson is at work to clear him.
Thorne and his gang are wiping out the ranchers. When they get to the Jones ranch they wound Andy. When he dies Billy Carson has his brother Fuzzy become Andy's ghost. They then set out to bring in the gang.
Escaping from the Marshal, Billy and Fuzzy ride to Laramy only to find it a ghost town. Sykes and his gang have driven people away while they look for the gold mine of a man they have ... See full summary »
In the first of the "Billy Carson" series, Mesa City is all set to welcome the new stagecoach coming through on its first trip after Tom Farrell (Frank LaRue),of the Farrell Stagecoach Company has secured permission from the government to run a road through the bad lands. There is a good-natured rivalry between Farrell and Billy Carson ('Buster CRabbe'), who operates the Pony Express,and whose pony-express-road parallels the new stagecoach line. Jim Higgins (John Merton), crooked lawyer in the employ of Del Stone (Charles King), whose plans to grab rich land is thwarted by Farrell's stagecoach line. Stone has four henchmen attack the coach, whose passenger is Sally Farrell (Patti McCarty), Farrell's daughter. Billy, riding his pony express route, cuts in between the pursuing henchies and the stagecoach, and climbs on top of the stagecoach, takes the rifle from the driver, Jed Clark (Hank Bell), and laying flat on the roof fires at and kills two of the bandits and the other two ride ... Written by
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Wednesday 29 September 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. See more »
Devil Riders finds Buster Crabbe with a change of last name, from Bonney to Carson. No longer would his Billy The Kid past and reputation need explanation, from now on Crabbe would be Billy Carson the rest of the series, just your average white hat cowboy hero.
This film has Crabbe riding for the Pony Express, but a new stagecoach line is coming into the area which will eventually mean the end for the Pony Express. No hard feelings, it's just progress.
But some villains want that land the stage goes over and will try to create a feud between the rivals. But when they're up against a genuine cowboy hero, better they not start the whole thing in the first place.
Devil Riders is highlighted by the guest appearance of Tex Williams one of the great country/western performers of his time doing a couple of numbers. It would have been nice if Williams had done his legendary classic Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette. His record of that song which talks plaintively about nicotine addiction was a big seller a few years after Devil Riders came out. Phil Harris had a nice version of that song as well.
Nothing special here are than Billy is a full fledged hero and Tex Williams gives us a couple of songs.
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