Republic Pictures present "CARSON CITY RAIDERS" (1948) (56 mins/B&W) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- relive those thrilling days when Allan Rocky Lane took us down the dusty trails with hard riding and straight shooting hitting the bull's eye with excitement every time ... the Allan Rocky Lane series of B-Westerns were a staple of Saturday matinees in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s ... Lane's best known and most popular series, a total of thirty eight Allan 'Rocky' Lane features, all but six of which co-starred Eddy Waller as old timer 'Nugget Clark' ... The "Rocky Lane Series" would open with Rocky riding his horse Black Jack as their names appear on the screen, then moving on to the rest of the cast, director, screenwriter and cinematographer and other credits ... don't miss any of the Allan Rocky Lane features loaded with action that will leave you wanting more of his B-Western adventures.
Under Yakima Canutt (Director), Gordon Kay (Producer), Earle Snell (Screenwriter), William Bradford (Cinematographer), Tony Martinell (Editor) ------ the cast includes Allan Lane (Rocky Lane), Black Jack (Rocky's Horse), Eddy Waller (Nugget Clark), Frank Reicher (Razor the Barber), Beverly Jons (Mildred Drew), Harold Landon (Jimmy Davis), Steve Darrell( Tom Drew/Fargo Jack), Harold Goodwin (Dave Starky), Dale Van Sickel (Henchman Brennan), Tom Chatterton (John Davis), Edmund Cobb (Old Sheriff), Holly Bane (Joe), Robert J. Wilke (Ed Noble) ------ take note "Carson City Raiders" was the 5th feature in The 'Rocky Lane' Series at Republic, with quality in screenplay and direction ... our plot line has hero Rocky Lane out to help Eddy Waller (Nugget Clark) in saving his freight line ... Harold Goodwin is impersonating the outlaw Steve Darrell, but we know better ... who is behind the gang of stagecoach robbers, will we find out the true identity of the local Sheriff ... director Yakima Canutt keeps Earl Snell's screenplay moving in a triumphant gallop ... there's plenty of action and fancy stunt work to entertain the fans with a protracted fisticuffs near the end between Rocky and the boss outlaw ... Rocky astride his stallion, Black Jack, chasing the outlaws was always a high point of the Allan Rocky Lane features ---- they just don't make 'em like this anymore and Republic Pictures was one of the leaders of exciting B-Westerns and Serials.
Special Footnote, actor Allan Lane looked to better roles, he signed with Republic in 1940 ... after struggling a bit in his initial films, hit pay dirt after teaming with Linda Stirling in the popular serial "The Tiger Woman" (1944) ... his own serials with "Daredevils of the Red Circle" (1939) and "King of the Royal Mounted" (1940), Mountie Dave King proved popular and, around this time, he started gaining added attention as a photogenic and very personable cowboy star, with his trusty steed "Blackjack," ... Lane managed to churn out a bucketful of oaters every year beginning with "Silver City Kid" (1944)), for nearly a decade, trading blows with the bad guy Roy Barcroft and seeing justice prevail ... best remembered these days for his dashing good looks and saddle appeal on film ... it's no small wonder that Allan Rocky Lane's name was at the top of the list, working with the top directors of the day Howard P. Bretherton, Spencer Gordon Bennett, Joseph Kane, Wallace A. Grissell, Leslie Selander and R.G. Springsteen all under Republic Pictures banner.
1. Allan Lane (aka: Harry Leonard Albershart)
Date of birth: 22 September 1909 - Mishawaka, Indiana
Date of death: 27 October 1973 - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Great job releasing "Carson City Raiders" (1948) - Allan Rocky Lane , the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage serial era of the '20s, '30s & '40s and B-Westerns ... order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on VHS, stay tuned once again for top notch action mixed with deadly adventure --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out VCI Entertainment where they are experts in releasing B-Westerns and Serials ---Western Classics, all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 56 min on VHS ~ Republic Video ~ (2/01/1999)