Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Dead Again 2021

- Inheritance 2021

- The Man with No Pants 2021

- The Old Man Movie 2019

- Heavy Duty Lovers 2021

- Madame Claude 1977

- Underground Inc: The Rise & Fall of Alternative Rock 2019

- Someone Somewhere 2019

- Iron City Asskickers 1998

- Buoyancy 2020

- Southland Tales 2006

- Canaan Land 2020

- My Secret Billionaire 2021

- Being Dead 2020

- Heart Wreck 2021

- The Ballad of Captain Vengence 2020

- Versus 2000

- Dead Air 2021

- Nuns: An Italian Horror Story 2020

- X 2019

- Dramatica Diablos - The Rotten Fruit of Eden 2021

- The Act of Reading 2019

- Playdurizm 2020

- The El Duce Tapes 2019

- Erotophono- philiac: Documents of a Lust Murderer 2021

- Witches Night 2021

- Paradise Cove 2021

- Magic Island 2020

- Butchers 2020

- Nothing Else 2021

- ... As If They Were Angels 2018

- Zegen 1987

- Shellfish 2021

- The Mimic 2020

- The Astrology of Pandemics 2021

- Tale of Tails - Pilot 2021

- All Too Human 2018

- Vigilante 1982

- Smothered 2019

- Mother's Day Memories 2019

- Invasion Ireland 2013

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Desert Phantom

USA 1936
produced by
A.W. Hackel for Supreme Pictures
directed by S. Roy Luby
starring Johnny Mack Brown, Sheila Manors (= Sheila Bromley), Ted Adams, Karl Hackett, Hal Price, Nelson McDowell, Charlie King, Roger Williams, Art Dillard, Al Taylor, Forrest Taylor, Frank Ball, George Morrell
screenplay by Earle Snell, based on a story by E.B.Mann

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Billy Donovan (Johnny Mack Brown) travels texas as a travelling ammonitions-salesman, wearing all fancy cityboy cloths, but in his little sideshow he proves to be an expert marksman ... which impresses Jean (Sheila Manners) enough hire him as her new ranchhand - officially, but really she wants him to figure out the mystery of the phantom of her ranch, that killed her brother a couple of years ago ... & she just refuses to believe that it really was a (genuine) phantom.

Donovan happily accepts, since he has a score to settle with local badman Salizar (Ted Adams), who has killed his sister & brother-in-law, anyways. However, even upon arrival, Donovan sees a spectre-like figure wandering about Jean's ranch - but upon his investigations finds only Jean & her paralyzed stepfather (Karl Hackett) on the premises -, plus Donovan is shot at but can't find out where from. This however makes Conovan only more determined to figure outt he mystery ofthe phantom.

Soon, Donovan spots a man on the farmland, whom he follows to a mine, & following him through the mineshafts, he soon discovers there is a secret entrance to Jean's ranchhouse. However, Donovan doesn't find the stranger there, only Jean's paralyzed stepfather ... who is soon found out not to be paralyzed at all, his sleepwalking gave him away, but he claims he was just dreaming about walking about & didn'T know he really could ... an excuse so feeble it's bound to be true ...

Meanwhile, Salizar has kidnapped Jean & plans to force her to marry him ... but in the wedding gown he gives her to wear, she finds a map leading to a goldmine ...

Soon, Bonovan comes to the rescue, he frees Jean & takes Salizar prisoner. On the way to town they meet Jim Day (Hal Price), owner of the local saloon, & as it turns out, deputy sheriff, & he offers to take Salizar to town for them ...

Naturally, it isn't long before Salizar is free again, makes a visit to Jean's farm & threatens everyone in sight ... but Donovan is able to disarm him & challanges him to a fair duel. Salizar, believing himself  the quickest draw in the West, happily accepts, but has to find outthat Donovan draws even quicker ... & he dies, congratulating Donovan.

But that's not the end of it, since Donovan is convinced Salizar was working for someone else, & since he has figured outt he secret mineshaft leading to Jean's house anyways, he & Jean lie in wait next to the secret entrance ... & it's not long before the real villain shows up ... Jim Day himself, who has found a goldmine on Jean's land & now desperately tried to drive her off her ranch ... Naturally int he end he's overcome by Donovan

 

Nice B-Western, from a time when these films would quite regularly transcend their genre boundaries - so this one incorporates a murder mystery with horror-elements into its plot as if it would belong there ... & it works quite well, even if the solution to the mystery is given away way too soon.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Desert Phantom
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Desert Phantom here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Desert Phantom at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD