Haunted Ranch (1943)

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Both the Range Buster and Rance and his outlaw gang are looking for stolen gold bullion. To scare people away from the ranch where the gold is hidden, Rance has his man imitating ghosts. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
David Sharpe ...
Max Terhune ...
'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune)
Elmer ...
Julie Duncan ...
Helen Weston
Rance Austin (as Glen Strange)
Henchman Chuck
Bud Osborne ...
Henchman Ed
Rex Lease ...
Deputy Rex Lease
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Sam (as Snowflake)
Budd Buster ...
Tex Palmer ...
Henchman Danny
Steve Clark ...
Marshal Hammond (as Steve Clarke)


Both the Range Buster and Rance and his outlaw gang are looking for stolen gold bullion. To scare people away from the ranch where the gold is hidden, Rance has his man imitating ghosts. The gold is in a steel cased organ but a certain combination of organ stops need to be pulled to obtain the gold. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western | Mystery





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19 February 1943 (USA)  »

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During the card-playing scene, the shadow of an overhead microphone is visible on the wall behind Alibi. See more »


[while heading for their long-overdue vacation, the Range Busters pursue and capture a murderous outlaw]
'Alibi' Terhune: First it's bank robbers and now it's bushwhackers. Ain't we ever gonna finish our vacation?
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Where the Prairie Hills Meet the Sky
Words and Music by John 'Dusty' King (as John King)
Performed by John 'Dusty' King (uncredited)
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Stolen Loot on a Haunted Ranch
9 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Range Busters pause to replace a member as David Sharpe decides to enlist in the Spanish American War. Rex Lease however is Johnny-on-the- spot to replace him as they search for stolen bullion on a haunted ranch.

One of the heirs is shot and killed, but before he dies spills the fact that stolen gold bullion from his uncle's gang is hidden on the ranch. Dusty King decides to impersonate the deceased heir and meets his 'cousin' Julie Duncan who is the other heir.

Glenn Strange and the rest of the gang is also looking for the stolen loot on that ranch. They've frightened off ranch hands with all kinds of tales and fake demonstrations of demon spirits. But our Range Busters don't believe in that nonsense.

This is Monogram Pictures so don't expect much, but production values were more than normally threadbare in this western where nobody with any brains would be taken in by the haunting.

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