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Death Rides the Plains (1943)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 7 May 1943 (USA)
Gowdey's scheme is to repeatedly sell a ranch by mail and to tell the buyer to bring the money in cash. His men then kill the buyer and keep the cash. But when he sells a ranch to Luke ... See full summary »


Sam Newfield


Patricia Harper (story), Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay) (as Joe O'Donnell)




Cast overview:
Robert Livingston ... Rocky Cameron alias The Lone Rider (as Bob Livingston)
Al St. John ... Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Patti McCarty Patti McCarty ... Virginia Marshall (as Nita Doret)
Ray Bennett ... Ben Gowdey
I. Stanford Jolley ... Henchman Rogan
George Chesebro ... Henchman Trent
John Elliott ... James Marshall
Kermit Maynard ... Henchman Jed
Slim Whitaker ... Sheriff
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Edward Simms


Gowdey's scheme is to repeatedly sell a ranch by mail and to tell the buyer to bring the money in cash. His men then kill the buyer and keep the cash. But when he sells a ranch to Luke Jones, Jones asks his cousin Fuzzy to join him and Fuzzy brings Rocky Cameron and that spells trouble for Gowdey. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

7 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D√∂dsryttarna See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Saturday 5 October 1946 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »


Although the story is taking place in a much earlier time frame, the leading lady wears nothing but contemporary 1943 clothes, hats, knee-length skirts, sling pumps, and, of course, hairstyle, quite a sight while she tries to manage a speeding buckboard. See more »


Follows The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury (1941) See more »

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Lone Rider and Fuzzy Ride Again
18 August 2004 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Ben Gowdey is running a scheme where he is selling a ranch for a ridiculous sum, and when people come to buy the ranch, they are ambushed, killed, and have their money stolen by Gowdey's gun hands. Fuzzy comes to the ranch, after he learns that his cousin Luke purchased it, but when he arrives, he's told by Gowdey's men that they never heard of a Luke Jones. Meanwhile, another prospective buyer, Marshall, is ambushed by Gowdey's men, but is saved by the Lone Rider before he can be finished off. Marshall has his daughter, Virginia, come to town with the money and arranges it to be kept with the Lone Rider for safe keeping, but later Marshall is murdered by a henchman of Gowdey's and the blame is placed on the Lone Rider's identity, Rocky Cameron and Fuzzy. The only way to save themselves is to prevent the next buyer from falling into Gowdey's trap. An OK B-western with an pretty good plot for PRC. Much of the film is saved Fuzzy St. John's antics (like many other PRC productions)and the rest of the cast and production are nothing to rave about. Always find it strange, that Livingston spends more time as Rocky rather than the Lone Rider, but I'm not complaining. Rating, based on b-westerns, 5.

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