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Billy Carson (Buster Crabbe) deliberately lets bankrobber Daggett (Kermit Maynard) & his gang - Kallen (Frank Ellis), Lucas (John
L.Cason) & Marcus (Frank McCarroll) - break out of jail so they can
lead him & his sidekick Fuzzy (Al St.John ) to the place where they
have hidden the loot from their last caqper, incidently the money of some
poor farmers whose banker Walters (Hal Price) now pressures them nto repay
their debts or take over their farms ... even though it was his bank that
was robbed in the first place.
Incidently Daggett has hidden the money
in the abandoned Wild Horse mine & when trying to retrieve it he has
more than a little problem to remember which shaft it was in ... &
Fuzzy & Billy are only a few feet away, lieing in waiting.
But as if
that wasn't all, the mine seems to be haunted, as a maniacal laugh scares
the living shit out of good & bad guys alike.
Eventually, Billy can
trace down the source of the maniacal laughter, Ed Garnet (Budd Buster),
the owner of the mine & incidently one of the farmers who have been
robbed & are now in danger of being dispossessed by Walters ... &
he is planning to get his hands on the money Daggett has stolen ...
wherever it might be ...
Eventually, after he had a fight with the Devil
Bat (yes, the actual prop from the Lugosi flick from 1941), Fuzzy
does find the money Daggett is so desperately looking for, but is soon
relieved of it again by Garnet. Daggett meanwhile gets more & more
nervous as these shafts all look alike & he couldn't find the money if
his life depended on it ... & somehow, he thinks it does, as he gets
triggerhappy & starts killing his own gang, fist Marcus, then Kallen
... then though Billy intervenes, but after an extended chase & fight
he is defeated by Daggett who already gets ready to shoot him ...but
Daggett is shot by Kallen with virtually his last breath ...
that's left to do is to convince Garnet to hand him over the money, &
bring it to the bank, only minutes before the farmers would have been
(legally) dispossessed by Walters ...
One of the most
interesting movies of the Fuzzy/Billy Carson
series, as it crosses genre boundaries rather with ease, starting with a
gangster-flick like jailbreak (the escapees even get away in a car), then
putting their Western characters in a horror scenario. Ok, so it's by now
means a great film despite all that, but it's an entertaining hour of