“Phantom Patrol” is a 1936 American Western film directed by Charles Hutchison. The movie features Rex Lease, Dorothy Gulliver, and William Farnum in the lead roles.
The story follows the Texas Rangers, who are on the hunt for a band of cattle rustlers who have been stealing livestock from local ranchers. The group of Rangers is led by Captain John Cummings (played by William Farnum), who is determined to bring the rustlers to justice. However, the rustlers are led by a cunning and mysterious figure known only as “The Phantom,” who always manages to elude the Rangers and leave no trace of his activities.
As the Rangers investigate the rustlers’ latest theft, they discover that The Phantom has a spy in their midst. They begin to suspect that one of their own is working with the rustlers, and tensions rise as they try to identify the traitor and bring The Phantom to justice.
The movie features several thrilling action sequences, including a dramatic chase scene and a final showdown between the Rangers and the rustlers. Along the way, Captain Cummings also finds himself drawn to a local rancher’s daughter, Sally (played by Dorothy Gulliver), adding a romantic subplot to the story.
In the end, the Rangers are able to uncover the identity of The Phantom and bring him to justice, with Captain Cummings and Sally’s relationship also reaching a satisfying conclusion.
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