It is told that Hiram Moore (John Elliott), a miserly rancher, has a treasure hidden on his property and that a map to its location is hidden in his portrait. He dies in debt and prospective buyers are scared away by rumors that the ranch is haunted by his ghost. A spectral rider is seen on the ranch at night. A year after his death, his granddaughter, Jeanne Moore (Beth Marion), arrives from Santa Fe to assert her claim to the property. She meets Jerry Lane (Tom Tyler), who has just sold his ranch and stock, and wants to buy a ranch in the area. At the public auction, Jerry outbids both Jeanne and some crooks who are trying to get the ranch. Jrry invites Jeanne to stay at the ranch, and hires a Cockney, Eddie Parsons (Sammy Cohen), as his valet. Perdita (Soledad Jimenez), the ranch housekeeper is a spy for Brandon (Forrest Taylor), a rival rancher. Pedita helps Brandon steal the portrait, but Eddie, a kleptomaniac, has already swiped the map which was hidden in the portrait frame. ...
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
THE GHOSTLY GUARDIAN OF A HIDDEN TREASURE!
Did You Know?
This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented post-WWII telecasts took place in Washington DC Wednesday 5 November 1947 on WTTG (Channel 5), in New York City Friday 31 December 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), in Los Angeles Tuesday 20 December 1949 on KLAC (Channel 13), and in Chicago Wednesday 8 March 1950 on WGN (Channel 9). See more
The 'dead' Tex assists Shorty to get him on his horse. See more
Remade as Straight Shooter
I 'ates to be a Valet to a Horse
Sung by Sammy Cohen See more