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Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

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225 min | Action, Adventure, History

During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", ...See moreDuring the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", Captain Steve Clark (Dennis Moore), is recognized as a Union Secret Service agent by Morel's accomplice Trina Dessard (Virginia Christine), and, with his friend Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer), is ambushed in the baggage car and sent to almost certain death when the car is un-coupled and plunges down the mountainside. Leaping to safety, in order to be around for the next 12 chapters, Idaho and Steve report to Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) in Oro Grande, and Idaho introduces himself as a Wells Fargo detective to Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay), the Oro Grande company agent. Steve and Idaho learn that the Morel raiders are only posing as Confederates, and their headquarters are at Morel's "Golden Eagle" saloon. In a raid on the hideout, Steve's brother Jim (Gene Garrick) is killed by the gang. The next victim is Confederate Army Captain Clay Randolph (Regis Toomey) who has discovered that Morel is connected with a group of Prussian spies and gives Steve a clue before he dies. The clue leads Steve to a San Francisco dive owned by Abel Rackerby (Charles Wagenheim), who, thinking he has Steve in his power, exposes the ring's activities and operation methods. Aided by the San Francisco Secret Service, Steve escapes and returns to Oro Grande, where in Chapter 13, "Golden Vengeance", he and Idaho round up the spies. Written by Les Adams See less
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Luci Ward (original screenplay) | Morgan Cox (original screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox)
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Updated Jul 25, 1944

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Jul 25, 1944 (United States)

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Dennis Moore
Captain Steve Clark Captain Steve Clark   See fewer
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Wanda McKay
Cathy Haines Cathy Haines   See fewer
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Lionel Atwill
Erich von Rugen, alias Alex Morel Erich von Rugen, alias Alex Morel   See fewer
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Joe Sawyer
Idaho Jones Idaho Jones   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Captain Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6] Captain Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6]   See fewer
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Virginia Christine
Countess Elsa von Merck, alias Trina Dressard Countess Elsa von Merck, alias Trina Dressard   See fewer
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Eddy Waller
Doc Blair (as Eddy C. Waller) Doc Blair (as Eddy C. Waller)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Count Manfried von Rinkton, alias Carl Lawton [Chs. 6-7] Count Manfried von Rinkton, alias Carl Lawton [Chs. 6-7]   See fewer
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Addison Richards
Colonel Sewell Colonel Sewell   See fewer
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Charles Wagenheim
Hugo Metzger, alias Abel Rackerby [Chs. 8-9] Hugo Metzger, alias Abel Rackerby [Chs. 8-9]   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
Braddock - Confederate Outlaw Braddock - Confederate Outlaw   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Henchman Rawhide Henchman Rawhide   See fewer
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Jack Rockwell
Bart - Raider Bart - Raider   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Hans Plattner, alias Bill Jasper Hans Plattner, alias Bill Jasper   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Henry / Hank, Saloon Owner Henry / Hank, Saloon Owner   See fewer
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Gene Garrick
Lieutenant Jim Clark aka Jeff Logan Lieutenant Jim Clark aka Jeff Logan   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Ashe
Johnny (uncredited) Johnny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Barron
Cave Henchman (Ch. 6) (uncredited) Cave Henchman (Ch. 6) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Bennett
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Brent
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Bucko
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Roy Bucko
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Omaha Stagecoach Driver (uncredited) Omaha Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slim (uncredited) Slim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Poker-Player (uncredited) Poker-Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cason
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iron Eyes Cody
Indian (archive footage) (uncredited) Indian (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Conrad
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Cooper
Miner (uncredited) Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earle S. Dewey
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited) Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Major Graham - Ch. 1 (uncredited) Major Graham - Ch. 1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Fowler
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Fox
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joel Friedkin
Dan Lane (uncredited) Dan Lane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Raider (uncredited) Raider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Treasury Agent #1 (uncredited) Treasury Agent #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Hannan
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Hart
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Train Vendor (uncredited) Train Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trask (uncredited) Trask (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sec. Fessenden (uncredited) Sec. Fessenden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Townsman in Top Hat (Ch. 11) (uncredited) Townsman in Top Hat (Ch. 11) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Major Norton - Ch. 13 (uncredited) Major Norton - Ch. 13 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred (uncredited) Fred (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sec, Stanton (uncredited) Sec, Stanton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lt, . Martin (uncredited) Lt, . Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henchman (Ch's 2-3) (uncredited) Henchman (Ch's 2-3) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Omaha Agent (uncredited) Omaha Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Major Bell (Ch's 1 & 9) (uncredited) Major Bell (Ch's 1 & 9) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grattan (uncredited) Grattan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rackerby's Clerk (uncredited) Rackerby's Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Telegram Boy (uncredited) Telegram Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Army Sergeant (uncredited) Army Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Murdock (uncredited) Otto Murdock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited) Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dep. Abbott (uncredited) Dep. Abbott (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Jackson (uncredited) Tom Jackson (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 44 votes