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Ghost-Town Gold (1936)

The three Mesquiteers try to recover the gold stolen by a gang in its effort to ruin the banker/mayor who ordered them to leave town.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

John Rathmell (screenplay), Oliver Drake (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Kay Hughes ... Sabina Thornton
LeRoy Mason ... Dirk Barrington
Burr Caruth Burr Caruth ... Banker Ben Thornton
Bob Kortman ... Monk (Barrington's Henchman)
Milburn Morante ... Jake Rawlins
Frank Hagney ... Wild Man Kamatski
Don Roberts Don Roberts ... O'Brien's Manager
F. Herrick Herrick F. Herrick Herrick ... Catlett, the Fight Promoter
Robert C. Thomas Robert C. Thomas ... Thunderbolt O'Brien, the Champ
Yakima Canutt ... Buck (Barrington's Henchman)
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Storyline

Barrington's men rob the bank and hide the gold in a ghost town. The ghost town's only citizen finds the gold and tries to use it to bet on a boxing match. Seeing the gold, the Mesquiteers rush to the ghost town and recover the rest of it. They need to get it to the bank before it opens but Barrington's men stand in the way. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

Cavaliers of the cactus country---always ready for a fight or a frolick!

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bankraub in Prospect See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kay Hughes, who played Marian Bryant, the sister of a gassed World War I veteran in the series' first entry, is recycled here as Sabina Thornton, the daughter of the town banker. See more »

Goofs

When the boxers and promoters are meeting in Barrington's office, there is a cut-in to 'Wild Man' Joe Kamatski sitting down. As there is is a character standing directly in front of him on the master shot, that would preclude any possible close-up. See more »

Quotes

Lullaby Joslin: [riding hard] We'll never make it! It's almost ten.
Stony Brooke: We've got to make it!
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Connections

Followed by Gunsmoke Ranch (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Preludes
(uncredited) (1854)
Composed by Franz Liszt
[Heard under two shootouts]
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Stock "Three Mesquiteers" Western
29 December 2005 | by donnielee46See all my reviews

Played to death on New York's Channel 13 cowboy theater shows in the 1950's, "Ghost Town Gold" became one of my favorite "Three Mequiteers" westerns...right up there with "Riders of the Whistling Skull." Typical Robert Livingston - "Crash" Corrigan - Max Terhune fare with lots of action and shoot 'em up, made even more appealing with the addition of Kay Hughes as the love interest and a crazy old miner that "haunts" the ghost town using ghostly booby traps and weird sound effects to protect "his" gold. I loved it as a kid and tried to locate it for years...finally finding the videotape...and re-living my misspent youth!


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