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Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, History | 25 July 1944 (USA)
During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »


Luci Ward (original screenplay), Morgan Cox (original screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Moore ... Captain Steve Clark
Wanda McKay ... Cathy Haines
Lionel Atwill ... Erich von Rugen - alias Alex Morel
Joe Sawyer ... Idaho Jones
Regis Toomey ... Captain Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6]
Virginia Christine ... Countess Elsa von Merck - alias Trina Dressard
Eddy Waller ... Doc Blair (as Eddy C. Waller)
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Count Manfried von Rinkton - alias Carl Lawton [Chs. 6-7]
Addison Richards ... Colonel Sewell
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Hugo Metzger - alias Abel Rackerby [Chs. 8-9]
Jack Ingram ... Braddock - Confederate Outlaw
Edmund Cobb ... Rawhide - Henchman
Jack Rockwell ... Bart - Raider
Ernie Adams ... Hans Plattner - alias Bill Jasper
George Eldredge ... Henry / Hank - Saloon Owner


During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", Captain Steve Clark (Dennis Moore), is recognized as a Union Secret Service agent by Morel's accomplice Trina Dessard (Virginia Christine), and, with his friend Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer), is ambushed in the baggage car and sent to almost certain death when the car is un-coupled and plunges down the mountainside. Leaping to safety, in order to be around for the next 12 chapters, Idaho and Steve report to Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) in Oro Grande, and Idaho introduces himself as a Wells Fargo detective to Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay), the Oro Grande company agent. Steve and Idaho learn that the Morel raiders are only posing as Confederates, and their headquarters are at Morel's "Golden Eagle" saloon. In a raid on the hideout, Steve's brother Jim (Gene ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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13 CHAPTERS OF GUN-BLAZING THRILLS! (original posters - all caps)


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This was Lionel Atwell's first serial. See more »


Whenever Trina (Virginia Christine) is shown playing the piano, she is only going thru the motions and never touches the keys, but you can still hear the piano playing. See more »


Telegrapher Dan: You know, I'm disappointed, I am. I've been expecting fireworks ever since Captain Clark buried his brother.
Hans Plattner, alias Bill Jasper: Maybe you ain't lookin' in the right direction.
Telegrapher Dan: Why? What are you getting at, Bill?
Hans Plattner, alias Bill Jasper: Have you seen Cathy around lately? Where's Idaho and Captain Clark?
Telegrapher Dan: What them three up to?
Hans Plattner, alias Bill Jasper: They're watchin' Morel's Golden Eagle.
Telegrapher Dan: Golden Eagle! Why, who are they after?
Hans Plattner, alias Bill Jasper: I wish I knew, Dan, I sure do. But I'm certain of one thing, you were mentionin' fireworks... Well, they're lightin' the fuse!
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Chapter eight title is spelled out with bones. See more »


Edited from Badlands of Dakota (1941) See more »

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Release Date:

25 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raiders of Ghost City See more »

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Technical Specs


(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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