The Masked Rider (1941)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Cowboy star Johnny Mack Brown launched his third season at Universal with the above-average entry The Masked Rider. Moseying into a sleepy South American town in search of jobs, Larry (Brown) and his pal Patches (Fuzzy Knight) are hired by a local mining concern. Our heroes soon discover that the mine's silver shipments are being plundered by a mysterious Masked Rider, who has recently added murder to his itinerary. Larry and Patches vow to expose the Rider's true identity and to stem his crime spree once and for all. Plot and action in The Masked Rider come to an abrupt half at the film's halway point, the better to spotlight the musical contributions of the Guadalajara Trio and the Jose Cansino Dancers; fortunately, this scene is entertaining enough to keep the fans happy while awaiting the next burst of action.

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bad-guy, border [geographic], cowboy, crime-solving, criminal, dance [art], drifter, employment, good-guy, help, investigator, mask [disguise], mine, outlaw [Western], private-detective, silver, solution, songwriter