The Lone Rider in Ghost Town

The Lone Rider in Ghost Town

Sam Newfield (1941)

U Certificate


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Deemed the best of the 1941 Lone Riders, this was released first to whet the public appetite for a new cowboy hero. In 1944, however, star George Houston died of a heart attack in his mid-forties. The majority of the series was directed by the prolific Sam Newfield, and produced uncoincidentally by his brother Sigmund Neufeld, who happened to be chief of production at PRC. The series waned rapidly in popularity, and the last few were released without the words "Lone Rider" in the actual titles. Although there had been "Lone Riders" before notably in 1930 with Buck Jones after this PRC cheapskate series, the Lone Rider would ride no more.


A heroic cowboy and his sidekick investigate reports of a town that is supposedly haunted, but find it is the hiding place of a band of outlaws who use the rumours of ghosts to scare people away. Western, starring George Houston and Al `Fuzzy' St John.

Cast & Crew

Tom Cameron George Houston
Fuzzy Jones Al `Fuzzy' St John
Helen Clark Alaine Brandes
`Moosehide' Larsen Budd Buster
O'Shea Frank Hagney
Robert Sinclair Alden Chase
Jim Gordon Reed Howes
Roberts Charles King
Director Sam Newfield
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Equity British Films Ltd