|Battling with Buffalo Bill 1931 N/R, 180 min.|
Genre: Western / Romance
Director: Ray Taylor
Cast: Tom Tyler, Rex Bell, Francis Ford, Bud Osborne, Merrill McCormick, Lucile Browne, William Desmond, George Regas, Yakima Canutt, Chief Thunderbird, Joe Bonomo, Jim Thorpe, Fred Burns, Chief Many Treaties, Matthew Betz
When gold is discovered in a small town in the West, gambler Jim Rodney (Francis Ford) plots to seize the claim. Rodney's henchmen Joe Tampas (Bud Osborne) and Lem Tampas (Merrill McCormick) murder an Indian woman as the means of inciting the Indians and scare away the townsfolk. His plan is working–until Buffalo Bill Cody (Tom Tyler) and his sidekick Dave Archer (Rex Bell) arrive with the U.S. Cavalry, and, after many efforts of Rodney to carry off his plan, Rodney is finally brought to justice.
|The Last Frontier 1932 N/R, 212 min.|
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Storey
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Dorothy Gulliver, Ralph Bushman, William Desmond, Richard Neill, Joe Bonomo, Pete Morrison, Yakima Canutt, LeRoy Mason, Frank Lackteen, Judith Barrie, Ben Corbett
In this 12-episode serial, newspaper editor Tom Kirby (Lon Chaney Jr.), disguising himself as the masked "Black Ghost," takes on outlaw Tiger Morris (Richard Neill) who drives settlers away so he can have gold-laden property for himself. Tom gets help from Western heroes, including Wild Bill Hickock and General Custer. Remake of the 1926 feature-length film.
|The Phantom of the West 1931 N/R, 170 min.|
Director: D. Ross Lederman
Cast: Tom Tyler, William Desmond, Tom Santschi, Dorothy Gulliver, Tom Dugan, Philo McCullough, Frank Lanning, Joe Bonomo, Frank Hagney, Kermit Maynard, Dick Dickinson
The convicted killer of Jim's (Tom Tyler) father escapes from prison, leaving a note to Jim professing his innocence but providing the names of seven men who know the real killer's identity. And the search begins for the killer, with hazards along the way in this 10-episode serial.
|1. Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931)|
2. The Last Frontier (1932)
3. The Phantom of the West (1931)
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