The four Dalton brothers learn that a friend of their father has been murdered by a group of land-grabbers and swindlers. The clean up the gang leaders and members, and then proceed to rob ...
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Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. There is a notable dialogue as ... See full summary »
Promoted and advertised as "The Million Dollar Serial", most of which appears to have been spent on advertising and the most elaborate pressbook ever put out by Universal on a serial (or ... See full summary »
Two bank robbers, Cliff Banks and Sam Baker go their separate ways while being chased by the law. Now fleeing alone, Cliff begins to reflect, via flash back, the various events and unsavory... See full summary »
Sal comes to the Barbary Coast from New England to find out who murdered her brother. She gets a job signing in Dude's saloon, falls in love with Dude, then wonders if he might be involved in the murder.
The four Dalton brothers learn that a friend of their father has been murdered by a group of land-grabbers and swindlers. The clean up the gang leaders and members, and then proceed to rob the bank controlled by the gang. During the robbery, three of the brothers are killed and the fourth is persuaded by his fiancée to give himself up. Written by
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Lon Chaney nearing the end of his Universal contract
1945's "The Daltons Ride Again" was the last of five Westerns that Lon Chaney did during his starring days at Universal during the 1940s. Like all the others, a routine plot gets a decent workout from a fine cast, apart from the sluggish performance of top billed Alan Curtis (a former male model, never much of an actor), with second billed Chaney stealing his scenes as Grat Dalton, Kent Taylor giving all the orders, Noah Beery Jr. his usual amiable self. Completed in late Sept '45, it had already been a lean year for Lon, who only had done Abbott and Costello's "Here Come the Co-Eds," and the final two entries in the Inner Sanctum series, "Strange Confession" and "Pillow of Death," while just ahead lay "House of Dracula," his exit from the studio that employed him for 28 features, 2 shorts, and 2 serials in five years. Freelancing thereafter, Chaney did just four features in two years before his triumphant return to Universal, reprising his 'baby,' The Wolf Man, in 1948's "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein." Three final titles for the studio were 1951's "Flame of Araby" (costume adventure with Maureen O'Hara), 1952's "The Black Castle" (Gothic horror with Boris Karloff), and 1958's "Money, Women and Guns" (an intriguing mystery-Western starring Jock Mahoney and Kim Hunter).
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