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The Phantom of the Range (1936)

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57 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

It is told that Hiram Moore (John Elliott), a miserly rancher, has a treasure hidden on his property and that a map to its location is hidden in his portrait. He dies in debt and prospective buyers are scared away by rumors that the ranch ...See moreIt is told that Hiram Moore (John Elliott), a miserly rancher, has a treasure hidden on his property and that a map to its location is hidden in his portrait. He dies in debt and prospective buyers are scared away by rumors that the ranch is haunted by his ghost. A spectral rider is seen on the ranch at night. A year after his death, his granddaughter, Jeanne Moore (Beth Marion), arrives from Santa Fe to assert her claim to the property. She meets Jerry Lane (Tom Tyler), who has just sold his ranch and stock, and wants to buy a ranch in the area. At the public auction, Jerry outbids both Jeanne and some crooks who are trying to get the ranch. Jrry invites Jeanne to stay at the ranch, and hires a Cockney, Eddie Parsons (Sammy Cohen), as his valet. Perdita (Soledad Jimenez), the ranch housekeeper is a spy for Brandon (Forrest Taylor), a rival rancher. Pedita helps Brandon steal the portrait, but Eddie, a kleptomaniac, has already swiped the map which was hidden in the portrait frame. Accordinng to the map, the treasure is buried at Tower Rock and can only be found under the light of a full moon. The moon turns full a week later. Tex, a gang member who has been impersonating the ghostly rider for Brandon, threatens to tell Jerry the truth. He is shot by Brandon's foreman, Mark Graydon (Charles King) and Brandon frames Jerry for the murder. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Robert F. Hill (as Bob Hill)
Writer
Basil Dickey (original story and screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
William Hyer (photography) (as Bill Hyer)
Editor
Charles Henkel Jr. (as Charles Henkel)
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Updated Nov 28, 1936

Release date
Nov 28, 1936 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Tom Tyler
Jerry Lane Jerry Lane   See fewer
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Beth Marion
Jeanne Moore Jeanne Moore   See fewer
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Sammy Cohen
Eddie Parsons Eddie Parsons   See fewer
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Soledad Jiménez
Perdita the Housekeeper Perdita the Housekeeper   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Brandon Brandon   See fewer
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Charles King
Henchman Mark Graydo Henchman Mark Graydo   See fewer
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John Elliott
Hiram Moore Hiram Moore   See fewer
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Richard Cramer
Sheriff (as Dick Cramer) Sheriff (as Dick Cramer)   See fewer
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Victor Adamson
Employment Office Clerk (uncredited) Employment Office Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Evans
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Man at Auction (uncredited) Man at Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert F. Hill
Auctioneer Robert (uncredited) Auctioneer Robert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Luther
Cowhand at the Auction (uncredited) Cowhand at the Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde McClary
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Phelps
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Pope
Rancher Anson (uncredited) Rancher Anson (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 50 votes