WriterLewis Clay, Royal K. Cole, Harry L. Fraser, Arthur Hoerl, George H. Plympton Release date1 April 1948
TaglineGALLOPING THRILL-HOT ADVENTURE! BLAZING SERIAL GLORY!
Tex Granger is a 1948 Columbia movie serial featuring the title character as a masked cowboy referred to as The Midnight Rider of the Plains in the serial's subtitle. It was based on a character from the comic Calling All Boys while the plot was taken from The Last Frontier (1926), which was itself based on the novel of the same name by Courtney Ryley Cooper. Tex Granger was the 36th of the 57 serials released by Columbia.
History of comics on film part 9 5 tex granger midnight rider of the plains
When Tex Granger rides into Three Buttes, Helen Kent persuades him to buy the local newspaper. However, loan shark Rance Carson appoints the bandit Blaze Talbot as town marshal to act as his enforcer and soon the town is in chaos. With fighting between rival gangs, Tex dons a mask to become The Midnight Rider of the Plains and bring the criminals to justice.
Robert Kellard as Tex Granger, new owner of the town newspaper and secretly also The Midnight Rider of the Plains
Peggy Stewart as Helen Kent
Robert 'Buzz' Henry as Timmy Perkins, a young boy
Smith Ballew as Blaze Talbot, bandit appointed as marshal by Carson
Jack Ingram as Reno, bandit working with Blaze Talbot
I. Stanford Jolley as Rance Carson, the villainous loan shark
Terry Frost as Luke Adams, one of Carson's henchmen