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Lightning Carson Rides Again (1938)

Approved | | Western | 10 October 1938 (USA)
Lightning Carson's nephew has been falsely accused of murder. To get in with the gang, Lightning poses as a Mexican. He also appears as himself making his costume changes at his sister's ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writer:

Isadore Bernstein (story and screenplay) (as E.R. O'Dasi)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ... Lightning Bill Carson aka Jose Fernandez (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
Joan Barclay ... Sally - Paul Smith's Sweetheart
Ted Adams ... Chuck
Bob Terry ... Paul Smith - Carson's Nephew
Forrest Taylor ... Gunfight Henchman
Ben Corbett ... Henchman Shorty
Slim Whitaker ... Saloon Owner (as Slim Whittiker)
Frank Wayne Frank Wayne ... Bank Cashier
Jane Keckley Jane Keckley ... Katherine Smith, Carson's Sister (as Jane Keckly)
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Gray -Banker
Reed Howes ... Henchman Jim
Frank LaRue ... Sheriff Armstrong
James Flavin ... Justice Department Agent (as James Flaven)
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Storyline

Lightning Carson's nephew has been falsely accused of murder. To get in with the gang, Lightning poses as a Mexican. He also appears as himself making his costume changes at his sister's ranch. Just as he about to bring in the gang, a henchman finds evidence of his masquerade and arrives to expose the hoax. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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A Fast-Moving Drama Of The West...Teeming With Action, Adventure And Thrills! See more »

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Western

Certificate:

Approved
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Saturday 3 June May 1944 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); post WWII television viewers got their first look at it in both New York City and Baltimore Sunday 19 December 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and on WMAR (Channel 2). See more »

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Follows Lightnin' Bill Carson (1936) See more »

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Routine B western
19 January 2019 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

The ambition is draining out of these under the supervision of Sam Katzman and this one is a no frills B western without the stunt action or panorama shots that distinguish the best.

Col. Tim in his repeater character of Lightning Bill Carson is all set to go on a fishing vacation (weak comedy with James Flaven - sic) from the Justice Department when he learns that his nephew Terry is wanted for robbery and murder back home.

McCoy shows up in his plausible Mexican character. He even gets to share the last few steps of her routine with the saloon dancer. He has some fun with this - after the shot of the menacing looking henchmen at the card table saying "You are sure these are honest men, Señor?" He actually plays his age and his moves are plausible. Barclay is Terry's squeeze.

Tim's accepted as a suitable fence for the stolen bank notes remarkable easily and joins the gang for their big Sunday robbery to meet the unknown boss.

Short on action - the ten o'clock shoot out with the bad hat waiting outside the saloon occurs off screen - and having music only under the titles and a final gallop. A couple of optical effects, no songs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1938 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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