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The Night Riders ()


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Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight this evil.

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Stony Brooke
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Tucson Smith
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Lullaby Joslin
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Susan Randall
George Douglas ...
Pierce Talbot posing as de Serrano
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Jackson
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Tim Randall
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Sheriff Pratt
Doreen McKay ...
Soledad
Walter Wills ...
Hazleton
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Andrews
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Riverboat Captain Asa Beckett
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Rancher Harper
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Rancher Wilson
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Wilkins
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Allen - A Brawler (as William Nestell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Mob Member at Gate (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ...
Judge (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ...
Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
Art Dillard ...
Mob Member (uncredited)
Curley Dresden ...
Mob Member (uncredited)
Elmer ...
Elmer - Lullaby's Dummy (uncredited)
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Army Enlistee Getting Socked (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
Jane Keckley ...
Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
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Tavern Keeper (uncredited)
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Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
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Aunt Martha (uncredited)
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Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
Eva McKenzie ...
Irate Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
David McKim ...
Messenger (uncredited)
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Mob Member (uncredited)
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Washington Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
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Army Enlistee (uncredited)
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Prison Chaplain (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ...
Federal Man (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ...
President James A. Garfield (uncredited)
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Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
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Aunt Martha (uncredited)
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Angry Riverboat Gambler (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
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Army Enlistee (uncredited)
Nellie Walker ...
Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Sherman

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Betty Burbridge ... (original screen play) &
Stanley Roberts ... (original screen play)
 
William Colt MacDonald ... (based on characters created by)

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William Berke ... associate producer

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William Lava ... (musical score)

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Jack A. Marta ... (photography) (as Jack Marta)

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Lester Orlebeck ... film editor

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Al Wilson ... production manager

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Philip Ford ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Yakima Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... stunts (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... stunts (uncredited)
George Montgomery ... stunt double John Wayne (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Francis Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
Nellie Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight this evil. Written by Ed Stephan

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Taglines SENTINEL OF THE PLAINS! (original ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lone Star Bullets (United States)
  • Die 3 Musketiere der Prärie - Reiter in der Nacht - Western Perlen 31 (Germany)
  • Reiter in der Nacht (Germany)
  • Die 3 Musketiere der Prärie - Reiter in der Nacht (Germany)
  • Terror Reiter Der Nacht (Germany)
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  • 56 min
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Trivia In this picture, the Mesquiteers 3-M Ranch is located in the vicinity of Los Vientos in an unnamed state. In the very next picture of the series, "Three Texas Steers", the 3-M Ranch is located in Mesquite County, Texas. See more »
Goofs In the story, President James Garfield is assassinated on July 2nd, 1881, however the actual date of his assassination was September 19th, 1881. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976). See more »
Quotes [the outlaws are shooting through the windows of the building where the townsmen have holed up]
1st Townsman: Well, they're askin' for it!
2nd Townsman: Yeah. Let's give 'em an answer.
[the townsmen return fire]
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