Raiders of Ghost City
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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.
Near the end of the Civil War, Secretary of the Treasury William P. Fessenden (George Irving) sends Secret Service agent Steve Clark (Dennis Moore) to investigate attacks on Union gold shipments near Oro Grande, California by what appears to be a band of renegade Confederate soldiers. Clark travels under an assumed name, but on the train is recognised by two Prussian agents, Countess Elsa von Merck (Virginia Christine), who claims to be Trina Dessard, a travelling singer (no, she doesn't sing), and Erich von Rugen (Lionel Atwill), alias Alex Morel, proprietor of the Golden Eagle saloon in Oro Grande. Morel is the real leader of the raiders, and the gold is being stolen so Prussia can expand their empire into North America.
Despite the attempts of the Prussians to stop him, Clark reaches Oro Grande, with help from Wells Fargo detective Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer). Jones is investigating the death of their agent in Oro Grande, whose daughter, Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay) is now running the office. Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) shows up fairly often to send telegrams, but the wires have been tapped and the messages decoded by Friedrich Lentz (George J. Lewis) in the basement of Morel's saloon. Morel's henchmen include Edmund Cobb, Jack Ingram, and Jack Rockwell, while in the Wells Fargo office are telegrapher Dan Lane (Joel Friedkin) and Bill Jasper (Ernie Adams).Read more ›
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.Read more ›
the serial has a balance of action and story. Each chapter is short so one does not get bored with the story line with much talking.
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Great serial, higher than average production values, OK copying.Published 3 months ago by Donald L. Davis
I love to watch the old serials although the were made before i was born. its fun to watch the fight scenes and seeing the wooden sets smashed to little piecesPublished 4 months ago by Timothy R. Bailey
Good chapter play very entering, good western serial, enjoyable cast.Published 17 months ago by paul c. courtney
After the 2 original reviews of this Serial from VCI, there probably doesn't need to be a whole lot more said. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by midflamagi
Great serials with solid actors and good direction.
The plot for people with an understanding of historical context was credible and believable