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Night Raiders (1952)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  3 February 1952 (USA)
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Whip arrives to investigate why night raiders are ransacking cabins but taking nothing. He recognizes the saloon owner as the man that went to prison for a robbery committed five years ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Whip Wilson ...
Fuzzy Knight ...
Tex
Lois Hall ...
Laura Davis
Tommy Farrell ...
Jim Dugan
Terry Frost ...
Mike Lorch
Lane Bradford ...
Henchman Talbot
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Sheriff Ernie Hodkins
Steve Clark ...
Charley Davis
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Henchman Cherokee
Boyd Stockman ...
Henchman Al
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Whip arrives to investigate why night raiders are ransacking cabins but taking nothing. He recognizes the saloon owner as the man that went to prison for a robbery committed five years earlier in which the money was never recovered. He then learns the Sheriff was his partner in that robbery but escaped. It appears the Sheriff has hidden the money and Whip now tries to trick him to revealing it's location. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Final film of director Howard Bretherton. See more »

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Familiar Title Music
23 January 2015 | by (Tyneside, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Watching this old picture on TV I was surprised to hear the title music which was more familiar as the theme for the Dale Robertson TV western series 'Tales of Wells Fargo'. I believe two different themes were used

  • one by Harry Warren - for this long-running TV show and the Night


Raiders title music was presumably adapted for one of them. Perhaps the film itself is only a B picture although with a somewhat unusual plot but at least the music is worthy of better things. Raoul Kraushaar composed the music for Night Raiders which was released a few years before Tales of Wells Fargo appeared. Strange how music can stir memories after fifty years.


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