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Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Dennis Moore , Wanda McKay , Lewis D. Collins , Ray Taylor  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer, Regis Toomey
  • Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor
  • Writers: Morgan Cox, Luci Ward
  • Producers: Ray Taylor, Morgan Cox
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: VCI Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2006
  • Run Time: 225 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000G0O56Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #437,412 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Raiders of Ghost City" on IMDb

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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. A Union Secret Service Agent (Dennis Moore) with the aid of his faithful side-kick and a pretty Wells Fargo agent (Wanda McKay) overcome the gold raiders and even rounds up a group of Prussian spies! Bonus Features: Scene Selection| Bios| Serial Trailers. Specs: 1-DVD9 + 1-DVD5; Dolby Digital; 225 minutes; B&W; 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - NR; Year - 1944; SRP - $29.99.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Lost Gem! December 14, 2007
I ordered Raiders of the Ghost city with the hopes of seeing a classic western with more of adventure feel. In that respect I was not disappointed. Raiders of Ghost City was a fun filled serial with plenty of action and cliffhanger endings. The stunts were well staged and set up nicely. Everything that I look for in a well made serial.

The only problem with the film was the poor transfer. Now I'm not going to say that the DVD is not worth buying because it is a great movie and I don't see any other companies out there releasing this film. So we have what we're stuck with. The picture was entirely in a sepia tone regardless of the fact that I know that is not what the movie was filmed in. Easy fix though as I turned down the color on my TV greatly for a more black and white look. The picture was also out of frame a bit leaving out some of the credits and written intros. There also were some washing out of the picture causing large white spots where nothing could be seen as to what was going on.

However if you like this kind of movie and I know I do then those little imperfections are still worth sitting through. Especially since you can't find this any place else. At least the cost for the DVD is not too much considering the quality.
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VCI Entertainment and Universal Pictures present..."Raiders of Ghost City" (1944) (Dolby digitally remastered), a 13 Chapter cliffhanger from an action packed Universal serial era featuring an outstanding cast with Lewis D. Collins and Ray Taylor at the helm....our story begins in early spring 1865 the war between the states is drawing towards it weary close...what plans are in place for shipping gold for the union during the Civil there corruption afoot and will some secret Prussian organization led by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill) take the gold and blame it on the Confederates...will our hero Capt. Steve Clark (Dennis Moore) and Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer) be in harems way when their rail car is suddenly uncoupled and crashes down a mountainside...who is this mysterious wells fargo agent Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay) why has she been assigned to such a dangerous case, doesn't she know the dangers that lie ahead...never fear the writers from Universal Pictures have everything under out for the heavies Jack Ingram, Edmund Cobb and Jack Rockwell do their level best to bring havoc playing spies, smugglers, high-jackers and just all around nasty people...hopefully they will never see the light of day in another Universal serial...don't leave the theater until the final chapter is over and done with "Golden Vengeance"....just remember double thrills, chills, mystery and suspense...hitting the bull's eye with excitement...don't miss a single spine thrilling episode..return next week to this local theater for another episode of action and adventure that will keep you thrilled until the next chapter.

Under director's Lewis D. Collins and Ray Taylor, associate producers Morgan B. Cox and Ray Taylor, original screenplay by Luci Ward and Morgan B.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story Believable Plot March 24, 2013
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Great serials with solid actors and good direction.
The plot for people with an understanding of historical context was credible and believable
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