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Wild Horse Phantom (1944)

A lawman stages a prison break so a gang of imprisoned robbers will lead him to their hidden loot.



(original story and screenplay) (as George Milton), (original story and screenplay) (as George Milton)

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Cast overview:
Falcon ...
Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Marian Garnet (as Elaine Morey)
Link Daggett - Gang Leader
Ed Garnet
Banker Clipp Walters
Robert Meredith ...
Tom Hanlon
Kallen - Henchman
Moffett - Henchman
Lucas - Henchman (as Bob Cason)
Prison Warden


Billy Carson gets the Governor to let Daggett and his gang escape from prison in hopes that they will lead him to the money they got when they robbed the bank. Billy and Fuzzy trail the gang to an old mine, but it looks like Billy's plan will fail when Daggett is unable to remember where he hid the money. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

28 October 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Gespenst des wilden Pferdes  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Sunday 27 February 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Although four men break out of prison, stock footage of five riders is used for the getaway sequence. See more »


References The Devil Bat (1940) See more »

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Great Atmosphere, Definitely Worth A Look
11 October 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Wild Horse Phantom starts off in modern times with a prison break for Kermit Maynard and his gang of heavies. In one of those strange time warps popular in the forties, they're dropped off by the getaway car into a frontier western setting where the rest of the movie takes place amidst oil lamps and horses.

Following the outlaws to a dark mine where the gang's loot is stashed, Billy and Fuzzy encounter a possibly insane cackling miner and other creepy plot devices in their quest to apprehend the escaped convicts and recover the money before the local bank forecloses on the property of the local ranchers from whom the cash had been stolen.

One of the best (and best known) of Producers Releasing Corporation's Billy Carson series, this is the only episode set in contemporary times.

Aided by better than usual writing and direction, Buster Crabbe and Al St. John are at the top of their game here.

The film's highlight has Fuzzy being attacked by the title prop from the P.R.C. produced Bela Lugosi vehicle, The Devil Bat. Fuzzy bites it in the butt!

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