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The Vanishing Riders (1935)

Passed | | Western | 3 July 1935 (USA)
Sheriff Bill Jones, in the line of duty, kills outlaw Joe Land and adopts his young son, Tim. They come upon a former silver boomtown, reputed to be haunted, whose only inhabitant is Hiram ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert F. Hill (as Bob Hill)

Writer:

Oliver Drake
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Cody ... Bill Jones
Bill Cody Jr. ... Tim Lang
Ethel Jackson Ethel Jackson ... Joan Stanley
Hal Taliaferro ... Wolf Lawson (as Wally Wales)
Donald Reed ... Frank Stanley
Budd Buster ... Hiram McDuff
Roger Williams ... Joe Lang
Ace Cain Ace Cain ... Kentuck - Henchman
Colin Chase ... Luke - Henchman
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Sheriff Bill Jones, in the line of duty, kills outlaw Joe Land and adopts his young son, Tim. They come upon a former silver boomtown, reputed to be haunted, whose only inhabitant is Hiram McDuff, a friend of Bill's. Ranch owner Joan Stanley hires Bill and Tim. Her father has been killed by the gang of Wolf Larson. By mistake, McDuff hires the Larson gang on as ranch hands for Joan. They plan to steal the stock while Bill is away. Tim overhears the plot and informs Bill. Bill and Tim use ghost makeup, skeleton sheets (even outfitting their horses with skeleton-looking blankets) and tricks to rout the superstitious gang members... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

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Passed
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in the New York City area Thursday 25 November 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), and in Cincinnati Wednesday 21 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7). See more »

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We're The Bandoliers
Written by Oliver Drake
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Lame
18 January 2018 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Lame oater even by matinee standards. There's little action, no suspense, and hokey scenes building up 10-year old Cody Jr. In fact, it's really the aggressive youngster who thwarts the baddies, while Dad (Cody Sr.) amiably gives up the spotlight. Then too, judging from all the rope tying and twirling, one might think somebody had a big interest in hemp rather than in westerns. There is some hard riding, and a humorous turn from old goat Buster. Also, the spooky dress-up scenes are pretty well done thanks mainly to the costuming and lighting. Nonetheless, events are limply directed with scenes following one another in no particular order. All in all, the hour looks like an effort at literally putting together a kids' western that failed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro Invisível See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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