- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 1, 2011
- Originally Released: 1942
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Tom Cameron, aka The Lone Rider, and his pal "Fuzzy" ride out to Gunsmoke Valley looking to buy a ranch. They thwart a lynch mob attempting to hang ranch owner Jack Stewart for cattle rustling. When another attempt on Stewart's life is successful, Cameron himself is jailed. With Fuzzy's aid, Cameron escapes and seeks refuge at a nearby mission. Disguised as a padre the Lone Rider hunts for clues to disclose the identity of the true killers.
Former opera singer George Houston would play the Lone Rider in eleven Producer Distribution Corporation productions before being replaced by Robert Livingston. It's curious that this series was named The Lone Rider as he always had a constant companion and sidekick in Al "Fuzzy" St. John. Sometimes he even had two pals, such as in this film where "Fuzzy" is joined by Dennis "Smokey" Moore.
Blonde, tough-looking Claire Rochelle played the main villain(ess) in this low-budget Western, an entry in PRC's "The Lone Rider" series starring former opera-singer George Houston. Houston and pal Al St. John come to the aid of their old friend Sheriff Smoky (Dennis Moore), who is having trouble with a power hungry cattle rancher, Huxley (Charles "Slim" Whitaker). The crooning "Lone Rider" and his sidekick go up against Huxley's powerful ally, bandit leader Nora Mason (Rochelle) and her chief lieutenant (Archie Hall), an outlaw disguised as a monk. Nora is a cattle rustler, a fact she hides from her friend, innocent Kate Stewart (Wanda McKay), whose brother (Karl Hackett) is killed by rancher Huxley. A necklace belonging to the wife of a notorious outlaw finally reveals Nora's real identity. The stalwart Houston, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, sang "Ride, Cowboy, Ride," "There's Only One Rose in Texas," and "We Will Meet in the Valley," all composed by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter.