The Phantom of the Range (1936)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Release Date - Nov 28, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Filmed back-to-back with Rip Roarin' Buckaroo, this low-budget Western starred the darkly handsome Tom Tyler as Jerry Lane, a drifter who comes to the aid of a beleaguered female would-be rancher. Arriving from Santa Fe to establish her claim to her late grandfather's property, Jeanne Moore (Beth Marion) finds the place apparently haunted by old Hiram Moore's ghost. It is all a ruse, of course, concocted by greedy neighbor Brandon (Forrest Taylor), who wants the old man's treasure -- a half-million dollars in gold hidden somewhere on the property. Jerry Lane outbids both Jeanne and Brandon at the auction, hires a cockney butler, Eddie (Sammy Cohen), and invites Jeanne to stay at the ranch. One of Brandon's accomplices, Perdita (Soledad Jiminez), infiltrates the household in the guise of a maid, but it is Eddie who finally locates the treasure, which a magnanimous Jerry insists rightfully belongs to Jeanne.

Characteristics

Keywords

bad-guy, butler, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, foreclosure, ghost, good-guy, heir, land-scheme, poverty, rescue, robbery, romance, treasure