The Night Rider (1932)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Leathery western hero Harry Carey is once more suspected of being an outlaw in The Night Rider. The title character is a mysterious figure who has been conducting raids on the local ranchers. Naturally, the townsfolk assume that strong, silent stranger Carey is the elusive Night Rider. Instead, Carey turns out to be an undercover law officer, dedicated to bringing the Rider to justice. A pre-"Gabby" George Hayes turns up as the ostensible comedy relief, who, like Carey, isn't all that he seems. Ironically, leading lady Elinor Fair was at one time the wife of William Boyd, who as Hopalong Cassidy teamed up with Gabby Hayes for a series of popular "B"-westerns in the 1930s and 1940s.

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bad-guy, cowboy, criminal, good-guy, gunfighter, impersonation, infiltration, killing, outlaw [Western], undercover