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The Mysterious Rider (1942)

Escaping from the Marshal, Billy and Fuzzy ride to Laramy only to find it a ghost town. Sykes and his gang have driven people away while they look for the gold mine of a man they have ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

Writer:

Sam Robins (original screenplay) (as Steve Braxton)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy the Kid - posing as Bill Andrews
Al St. John ... Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Caroline Burke ... Martha Kincaid
John Merton ... Dalton Sykes
Edwin Brian Edwin Brian ... Johnny Kincaid (as Edwin Brien)
Jack Ingram ... Trigger Larson - Henchman
Slim Whitaker ... Rufe - Henchman
Kermit Maynard ... Joe - Henchman
Ted Adams ... Replaced by Karl Hackett (credit only)
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Storyline

Escaping from the Marshal, Billy and Fuzzy ride to Laramy only to find it a ghost town. Sykes and his gang have driven people away while they look for the gold mine of a man they have killed. Billy hopes to straighten things out, but is in more trouble when his true identity becomes known. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

THERE'S A RIOT ON THE RANGE...AS BUSTIN' BUSTER UNLIMBERS HIS ARTILLERY ON HIS FOES! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Panhandle Trail See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(re-release) (edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The town in this film is not Laramie, Wyoming and Laramie, Wyoming was not the ghost town that the video viewers and reviewers of the edited-title-changed version seem to believe. The name of the fictional town is Laramy and it is in the Texas panhandle; consequently, the changed title, "Panhandle Trail", is not a misnomer. See more »

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Fuzzy Clown his way through
11 June 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Residents of the town of Laramie, Wyoming which has had a colorful history with its origins beginning as an end of track station for the Union Pacific will be amused that at one time the place became a ghost town. The population was driven off by outlaws who wanted a free hand in finding what was supposed one big gold strike. At least that's what the story in this Billy The Kid western.

Buster Crabbe and Fuzzy St. John fleeing themselves from the law stop to aid a brother and sister going back to Laramie, not knowing the town is now empty and among the missing is their father who sent for them. In fact he's dead and the outlaws want to get their hands on a map leading to the strike.

A weak story is enlivened by the clownish antics of Fuzzy St. John who knew more ways to milk a scene than any other western sidekick. Also the title is once again a misnomer since the Oklahoma panhandle is nowhere near nor is the world panhandle is not even mentioned.


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