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Deadwood Dick (serial)

Deadwood Dick
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Directed by James W. Horne
Produced by Larry Darmour
Written by Wyndham Gittens
Morgan B. Cox
George H. Plympton
John Cutting
Screenplay and history
Starring Don Douglas
Lorna Gray
Harry Harvey
Marin Sais
Music by Lee Zahler
Cinematography James S. Brown Jr.
Black and white
Editing by Dwight Caldwell
Earl Turner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) July 19, 1940
Running time 15 chapters
285 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Deadwood Dick (1940) was the 11th serial released by Columbia Pictures.

Plot

Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in a reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of the Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked villain known as the Skull, who leads a violent, renegade band which is infamous for its violence against the Deadwood residents wishes for a statehood status. Our hero soon discovers that the Skull terrorises the town to prevent statehood being achieved, in order to build his own empire in the vast territory. But Dick suspects that one of his fellow committeemen might be responsible for the string of criminal acts. It takes him fifteen episodes and about forty choreographed slugfests to finally uncover the truth and reward the Skull's villainy with an exemplary punishment.

Cast

Don Douglas Dick Stanley/Deadwood Dick
Lorna Gray Anne Butler
Harry Harvey Dave Miller, Stanley's assistant
Marin Sais Calamity Jane
Lane Chandler Wild Bill Hickok
Jack Ingram Buzz Ricketts, Chief henchman
Charles King Tex, henchman
Ed Cassidy Committeeman Tennison Drew
Robert Fiske Committeeman Ashton
Lee Shumway Committeeman Bentley
Roy Barcroft Marshal Jim Bridges' imposter
Yakima Canutt Henchman
Horace B. Carpenter     Older Townsman
Edmund Cobb Committeeman Steele
Jim Corey Steve, henchman
Kenne Duncan 'Two-Gun', henchman
Al Ferguson Mike, henchman
Fern Emmett Miranda, henchman
Franklyn Farnum Clayton, henchman
Helen Gibson Townswoman
Joseph W. Girard Government Referee
Chuck Hamilton Henchman
Edward Hearn Committeeman Tom Sharp
Fred Kelsey Bottles, bartender
Eddie Laughton Henchman
Tom London Jake, henchman
Murdock MacQuarrie Kenyon
Arthur Millett Judge
Bud Osborne Strong, stage driver
Edward Peil Sr. Committeeman Sears
Forrest Taylor The Skull (when in costume only)
Blackie Whiteford Henchman

Chapter titles

  1. A Wild West Empire
  2. Who is the Skull?
  3. Pirates of the Plains
  4. The Skull Baits a Trap
  5. Win Lose for Draw
  6. Buried Alive
  7. The Chariot of Doom
  8. The Secret of Number Ten
  9. The Fatal Warning
  10. Framed for Murder
  11. The Bucket of Death
  12. A Race Against Time
  13. The Arsenal of Revolt
  14. Holding the Fort
  15. The Deadwood Express

External links

  • AllRovi
  • Internet Movie Database
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