The Phantom Plainsmen (1942)

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It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any ... See full summary »


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27 June 2014 | bkoganbing
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| Horses for the Fuehrer
In this film the 3 Mesquiteers are almost up to modern times as they battle a dastardly plot to have Texas horses shipped to Germany for the Fuehrer's army. This one had me reaching because in 1942 the American public had been reading stories for three years of lightning speed triumphs of the Panzers. In the invasion of Poland, the Polish army had cavalry and they were made short work of.

Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, and Rufe Davis are this installment of those guardians of law and order in the west. The guys are working for rancher Charles Miller in 1937 whose son Richard Crane gets a free scholarship to study veterinary medicine in Germany. Too good to be true because the Nazis want him where they can control him. Not to mention have something to hold over his father who will in turn get the other ranchers to sell to the Third Reich which we were not yet at war.

This particular flag waver was too much to swallow even back then let alone now. Still we got to stand up and cheer at how the 3 Mesquiteers foiled a plot for the Reich to get the best cavalry ever.

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