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His Brother's Ghost (1945)

Approved | | Western | 3 February 1945 (USA)
Thorne and his gang are wiping out the ranchers. When they get to the Jones ranch they wound Andy. When he dies Billy Carson has his brother Fuzzy become Andy's ghost. They then set out to bring in the gang.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

George Wallace Sayre (original story) (as George Milton), Milton Raison (original story) (as George Milton) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy Carson
Al St. John ... Andy Jones / Jonathan Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Charles King ... Thorne
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Doc Packard
Arch Hall Sr. Arch Hall Sr. ... Deputy Sheriff Bentley (as Archie Hall)
Roy Brent Roy Brent ... Murdered Henchman Yaeger
Bud Osborne ... Magill
John Cason ... Henchman Jarrett (as Bob Cason)
Frank McCarroll ... Madison
George Morrell ... Foster
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Thorne and his gang are wiping out the ranchers. When they get to the Jones ranch they wound Andy. When he dies Billy Carson has his brother Fuzzy become Andy's ghost. They then set out to bring in the gang.

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SHADOWS OVER THE VALLEY POINTED TO A HIDDEN MURDER! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der König von Wildwest I. Teil: Der Geisterreiter See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in 1944, not released until 1945. See more »

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In a scene near the end of the picture, Thorne shoots Bentley through a closed window without breaking or even making a hole in it. See more »

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Oh! Home On The Range!
6 February 2014 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

Released in 1945 - His Brother's Ghost is just one of many, many Hollywood B-Westerns that turned me, as a youngster, into a devoted Cowboy-Junkie as I sat for hours in front of the TV set completely fascinated and entertained by these low-budget, rip-roarin' tales of the Old West.

With its simple, straight-forward story that pitted the good guys against the bad guys, His Brother's Ghost also contained elements of comedy which certainly helped to move this gun-happy tale along at a light-hearted pace.

Starring ex-Flash Gordon dude, Buster Crabbe (as good guy, Billy Carson), His Brother's Ghost tells the story of a crooked gang of ruthless marauders who are terrorizing the region by systematically murdering landowners and then taking possession of their ranches and farms.

When these cut-throat bandits kill Andy Jones (Fuzzy's brother), Billy Carson decides to enlist Fuzzy as the ghost of his brother in order to frighten these easily-scared bad guys off.

With this plan set into motion, Billy hopes to expose the gang-leader's identity, and thus bring peace to the valley and restore the stolen property to the rightful owners.

Filmed in b&w, His Brother's Ghost had a very brief running time of only 52 minutes.

This poverty-row picture was directed by Sam Newfield who, throughout the 1930s & 40s, literally turned out hundreds of similar, fast-paced B-Westerns with such titles as Stagecoach Outlaws, Prairie Badmen and Thundering Gunslingers.


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