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The Phantom Rider (1936)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 6 July 1936 (USA)
A 15-episode serial in which Buck Grant, the Phantom Rider, helps rancher, Mary Grayson, fight off a band of outlaws out to seize her property


Ray Taylor


Basil Dickey (story and screenplay), Ella O'Neill (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Buck Jones ... Buck Grant
Marla Shelton ... Mary Grayson
Diana Gibson ... Helen Moore
Harry Woods ... Harvey Delaney
Frank LaRue ... Judge Holmes
George Cooper ... Spooky
Eddie Gribbon ... Sherrif Mark
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Agent Shorty (Ch. 1)
Helen Shipman Helen Shipman ... Lizzie
Hal Taliaferro ... Henchman Lew (as Wally Wales)
Joey Ray Joey Ray ... Steve Scott
Lafe McKee ... Jeff Grayson (Ch. 2)
Jim Mason ... Henchman Dirk (as James Mason)
Charles King ... Henchman Keeler
Clem Bevans ... Mr. Hudson (Ch's 11-13)


A 15-episode serial in which Buck Grant, the Phantom Rider, helps rancher, Mary Grayson, fight off a band of outlaws out to seize her property

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Now he's here in the mightiest Western-action serial of his thrill-packed career! See more »


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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Dynamite!
  • 2. The Maddened Herd
  • 3. The Brink of Disaster
  • 4. The Phantom Rides
  • 5. Trapped by Outlaws
  • 6. Shot Down
  • 7. Stark Terror
  • 8. The Night Attack
  • 9. The Indian Raid
  • 10. Human Targets
  • 11. The Shaft of Doom
  • 12. Flaming Gold
  • 13. Crashing Timbers
  • 14. The Last Chance
  • 15. The Outlaw's Vengeance
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Chapter 11 foreword states that the outlaws send the renegade Indians out to capture Buck and Mary. Wrong! They are there quite by accident, Buck sees a calf stuck in the side of a well and rides to free him, Mary espies Buck and races to meet him but is pitched from her horse. Buck picks her up and sets her down on the stoop and tends to her sprained ankle, seeing the Indians approaching they take refuge in a closet. The Indians and outlaws enter the cabin with no knowledge that Buck and Mary are there 'til much later. See more »


The Old Chisholm Trail
Performed by Cactus Mack and His Saddle Tramps
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Buck Jones is The Phantom Rider
18 May 2019 | by rpmollyandmeSee all my reviews

Buck dresses up like a Ghost Rider helping families being harassed by bad guys

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Release Date:

6 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Cavaleiro Fantasma See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(15 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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