Randall (Glenn Strange) is trying to get the Governor (Karl Hackett) impeached so he can take over control of the state. Knowing the Governor and Billy (Buster Crabbe) are good friends, he has Billy framed for murder. Fuzzy (Al St. John) finds the shell and Billy sees it has a peculiar mark. Now they have to find the owner of that gun.
December 10, 2019 Subject:
Crabbe & St. John - A Bit Better Than "Wild Horse Phantom"
Buster Crabbe gives another decent performance as Billy the Kid, saddled with another stupid comic performance by Al St. John as Fuzzy Jones. Again, you can't blame St. John - he' just doing what the script and director call for - they're the worst offenders here. The writer, Patricia Harper, has penned a script that is not nearly as silly and controlled by St. John's brand of clumsy comedy as we find in "Wild Horse Phantom" which is just pathetic as a western and subpar as a comedy. Marjorie Manners looks good - that's all that's asked of her. Manners appeared in 18 films between 1941-47 - IMDb has no further info on Manners. Regular westerns' denizens - sometimes good guys, sometimes bad guys, all do good jobs here. On the bad side we get Glenn Strange, Charles King, Jack Ingram and Kermit Maynard. On the good side Karl Hackett, Hal Price and Milton Kibbee. For action we get to see Crabbe do a lot of riding, get in a few fights and get shot. Nevertheless, Crabbe shows up at he end wounded, carrying the dead Charles King and saves the day - with St. John's help. Not all bad.
June 3, 2011 Subject:
A Buster & Fuzzy Fest
This 1943 Saturday Matinee' feature from PRC is a highly convuluted piece with too much comedy and not enough real wide open spaces action to sustain itself. It won't make any mind to Buster Crabbe and AL St. John fans, however. This has the usual gang of supporting players from Glenn Strange and Charles King to Karl Hackett and Hank Bell among others going through their professional paces for Sam Newfield to the point that the seams are showing. Well made little nothing. Good picture and sound quality. Enjoy.