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The Phantom Stage

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Genre  Music, Western
Screenplay  George Waggner
Language  English
Director  George Waggner
Music director  Frank Sanucci
Duration  
Country  USA
The Phantom Stage movie poster

Writer  George Waggner (screenplay)
Release date  January 1, 1939 (1939-01-01) (USA)
Cast  Bob Baker, Marjorie Reynolds, George Cleveland, Forrest Taylor, Ernie Adams, Reed Howes
Similar movies  Related George Waggner movies

The Phantom Stage was a 1939 "B" movie directed by George Waggner starring Bob Baker as a singing cowboy.

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Synopsis

Bob Carson (Bob Baker) and his sidekick Grizzly (George Cleveland) hear that a stagecoach owned by Mary (Marjorie Reynolds) is being mysteriously robbed of gold shipments. The gold is placed in the strongbox, but has vanished when the stagecoach arrives at its destination. Carson takes on the job of driving the stage. It turns out that a local bad guy has a small accomplice who hides in a case that is shipped on the stage, and slips out to steal the gold from the strongbox during the journey, then retreats to the case. At the other end, the case is taken away but the strongbox is empty. Carson works out the trick, hides in the case, is discovered, escapes, and the villain is captured. With the problem solved, Carson marries Mary.

Production

The Phantom Stage was the last of Universal's singing cowboy movies featuring Bob Baker.

Reception

A reviewer said of the gold theft approach, "... this plot element is handled in so ludicrous a manner that Bob Baker's musical interludes actually come as a relief!"

References

The Phantom Stage Wikipedia
The Phantom Stage IMDb The Phantom Stage themoviedb.org