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The Vigilante

The Vigilante
Movie Poster
Directed by Wallace Fox
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by Lewis Clay
Arthur Hoerl
George H. Plympton
Starring Ralph Byrd
Ramsay Ames
Lyle Talbot
George Offerman Jr.
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff musical director
Sidney Cutner
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
Edited by Earl Turner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 1947 (1947)
Running time
15 chapters (285 min)
Country United States
Language English

The Vigilante (1947) was the 33rd serial released by Columbia Pictures. It was based on the comic book cowboy, The Vigilante, who first appeared in Action Comics, and starred Ralph Byrd, well known for his central role in the Dick Tracy serials. It was his last ever serial appearance.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production 3
  • Chapter titles 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Plot

The Vigilante, a masked government agent, is assigned to investigate the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", a cursed string of rare blood red pearls sought by a gang led by the unknown X-1 that may have been smuggled into the country.

Greg Sanders (Sanders at that time, later changed to Saunders in the comics), in his civilian guise as an actor, is filming a western on George Pierce's ranch. Pierce is a wealthy rancher and nightclub owner. When Prince Hamil arrives to the ranch, he gives a horse each to Saunders, Pierce, Captain Reilly, Tex Collier and Betty Winslow. But an outlaw gang soon attacks, attempting to steal all five horses. It turns out that each horse has twenty of the pearls hidden in their shoes (five in each) in secret compartments. Edging closer, Sanders learns that Prince Hamil's servant stole the diamonds from his master and smuggled them in on the horses with the intention of passing them on to X-1.

Cast

  • Ralph Byrd as Greg Sanders/The Vigilante
  • Ramsay Ames as Betty Winslow, rodeo star
  • Lyle Talbot as George Pierce
  • Robert Barron as Prince Hamil, dignitary of Aravania. Barron was wrongly listed on-screen as Prince Hassan but referred to as Hamil.
  • Hugh Prosser as Captain Reilly, highway patrol officer
  • Jack Ingram as Silver/henchman X-2
  • Eddie Parker as Doc/henchman X-3
  • Tiny Brauer as Thorne/henchman X-9

Production

The Vigilante was originally a comic book character whose first appearance was in Action Comics (Issue #42, November 1941).[1] He was a singing-cowboy radio performer who doubled as a motorcycle-riding crime-fighter along with a pre-teen Chinese boy, Stuff the Chinatown Kid.

In the serial version, Stuff became a white, draft-age

  • The Vigilante at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Vigilante at AllMovie
  • The Vigilante article at Todd Gault's Movie Serial Experience
  • Comic Book Profiles: The Vigilante - the 1947 Movie Serial

External links

  1. ^ "Action #42 at the Grand Comics Database". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 245.  

References

Source:[2]

  1. The Vigilante Rides Again
  2. Mystery of the White Horses
  3. Double Peril
  4. Desperate Flight
  5. In the Gorilla's Cage
  6. Battling the Unknown
  7. Midnight Rendezvous
  8. Blasted to Eternity
  9. The Fatal Flood
  10. Danger Ahead
  11. X-1 Closes In
  12. Death Rides the Rails
  13. The Trap that Failed
  14. Closing In
  15. The Secret of the Skyroom
Chapter titles
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