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Tex Granger: Midnight Rider of the Plains (1948)

Approved | | Action, Western | 1 April 1948 (USA)
Columbia's 36th sound-era serial (following "Brick Bradford" and preceding "Superman") was based on the character featured in "Calling All Boys Magazine" (comic book) and finds Tex Granger ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Robert Kellard ...
Tex Granger, aka 'The Midnight Rider'
Timmy Perkins (as Buzz Henry)
'Marshal' Blaze Talbot
Jack Ingram ...
Reno, Gang Leader
Rance Carson
Terry Frost ...
Luke Adams, Carson Henchman [Chs.1-6]
Jim Diehl ...
Conroy, Carson Henchman
Britt Wood ...
Sandy White
Tiny Brauer ...
Morgan, Carson Henchman (as Bill Brauer)
Duke ...
Duke, the Dog (as Duke the Wonder Dog)


Columbia's 36th sound-era serial (following "Brick Bradford" and preceding "Superman") was based on the character featured in "Calling All Boys Magazine" (comic book) and finds Tex Granger (Robert Kellard) heading toward Three Buttes, when he comes across a young boy, Timmy (Buzz Henry), guarding a gold shipment which he has just rescued from a stagecoach that had been held up by Blaze Talbot (Smith Ballew) and Reno (Jack Ingram.) Tex and Tim turn the gold over to its consignee Rance Carson (I.Stanford Jolley), who uses his loan office to carry out crooked land deals. Tex, persuaded by Helen Kent (Peggy Stewart), purchases the local newspaper. Blaze shows up in town, and Carson has him appointed town marshal, intending to use Blaze as his enforcer, but Blaze has higher aspirations, and soon the town is ablaze with gunfire and plots as Blaze, Carson and Reno and his gang battle each other and the citizens. Tex, mild-mannered newspaper man (one serial ahead of Clark Kent), dons a mask ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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GALLOPING THRILL-HOT ADVENTURE! BLAZING SERIAL GLORY! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Action | Western


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Release Date:

1 April 1948 (USA)  »

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(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: (1) Tex Finds Trouble (2) Rider of Mystery Mesa (3) Dead or Alive (4) Dangerous Trails (5) Renegade Pass (6) A Crooked Deal (7) The Rider Unmasked (8) Mystery of the Silver Ghost (9) The Rider Trapped (10) Midnight Ambush (11) Renegade Roundup (12) Carson's Last Draw (13) Blaze Takes Over (14) Riding Wild (15) The Rider Meets Blaze See more »

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