Ken Maynard in “Phantom Rancher”

April 9, 2013

As faithful readers know, I’m a sucker for any western with the word “phantom” in it.

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A horror western?  Naw.  Someone plugs old man Markham and Ken Mitchell (guess who?) takes an interest.

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What’s a fellah to do, if not put on a black mask?

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The year was 1938.  Right around the same time that another man destined to wear a mask climbed into the cinematic saddle.

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Starrett.  Charles Starrett.

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