Hot Picks

- There's No Such Thing as Zombies 2020

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Midnight Taxi 2024

- Dogman Territory: Werewolves in the Land Between the Lakes 2024

- Berta 2024

- Spirit of Friendship 2024

- The Lady of the Lake 2024

- DreadClub: Vampire's Verdict 2024

- Love Kills 2024

- Rally Caps 2024

- All Happy Families 2023

- Last Night on Earth 2024

- Revenge Tour 2024

- The Culture of Hip Hop: The Staten Island Story - Part 3 2024

- Jennie, Wife/Child 1968

- Creatures of Habit 2024

- In the Dreams of Those with Unblinking Eyes 2024

- Tell That to the Winter Sea 2024

- The Magic of Santa Claus 2024

- Little Deaths 2023

- Graveyard Shark 2024

- Alien Outbreak 2020

- The Kingdom by the Sea 2024

- Common Law Wife 1963

- Dance Rivals 2024

- The Exorcism 2024

- Inheritance 2024

- Hundreds of Beavers 2023

- The After Dark 2024

- For Prophet 2024

- #ChadGets-TheAxe 2022

- The Guyver 1991

- Double Exposure 2024

- Live One 2024

- Queen Rising 2024

- The G 2023

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Midnight Feature 2024

- Deadland 2023

- The Red Lips of the Octopus 2023

- A Gangster's Kiss 2024

- Homework 1982

- Vindication Swim 2024

- Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire 2024

- As I Believe the World to Be 2023

- 2015: Future Uncertain 2024

- Guy Friends 2024

- A Rocky Mountain Affair 2024

- The Moor 2023

- Insane Like Me? 2024

- Pareidolia 2023

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Lightning Raiders

USA 1945
produced by
Sigmund Neufeld for PRC
directed by Sam Newfield
starring Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Steve Darrell, Mady Lawrence, Henry Hall, I.Stanford Jolley, Karl Hackett, Roy Brent, Marin Sais, Al Ferguson, Budd Buster, Frank Ellis, John L.Cason
written by Elmer Clifton, music by Lee Zahler

Fuzzy, Billy Carson

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

The Addams Family

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

The Munsters

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe

Philo Vance

Quatermass

Robin Hood

The Saint

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

A small town, somewhere out West ... rather an insignificant spot, actually, so a stagecoach delivering the mail, only stops by twice a month. Of late though, the stagecoach is regularly robbed, but the robbers are not out to get their hands on the gold shipment, but want the actual letters to the locals. Now this is bad, because most of the locals expect cheques, assayer's letters, land deeds and the like that will help them carry on, since they are all indebted to the local bank. The local banker Hayden (Steve Darrell) is a generous man however and is quick to extend the locals' leases - but he is in every position to be generous, because he seems to own half the town anyways, and it's only a question of time (and not even all that much time) until he'll own all of it. Of course, it's soon revealed he's in cahoots with the mail robbers, but only to the audience ...

One of the locals, Fuzzy (Al St.John), has called in his good friend Billy Carson (Buster Crabbe) to help investigating the mailrobberies, and Billy and Fuzzy soon stumble upon a stolen mailbags, with all the letters still in there but the cheques and deeds and whatnot gone. They find another clue when one local (Roy Brent) is shot dead after accusing Hayden of blackmail, but there are too many witnesses claiming the killing was just self defense to pin anything on Hayden. But it puts Billy and Fuzzy on the right trail.

Eventually, Billy and Fuzzy try to lure Hayden out into the open by leaving him some letters from their found mailbag every now and again, just to let them know someone's onto him ... but then Fuzzy pretty much spoils the plan when he lets his romantic side take over and hand a loveletter from her boyfriend to a local girl (Mady Lawrence), and before you know it, he's arrested as a mailrobber, but he manages to make an escape.

Billy figures the stolen cheques, deeds and whatnot have to be in Hayden's safe, so Fuzzy creates a distraction by challenging Hayden to a duel of marksmanship, which Fuzzy loses by a landslide ... but it helps Billy to open the safe undisturbed and convince the sheriff (Budd Buster) that Hayden's the baddie of the piece with what he's found. Hayden and company are promptly arrested ...

 

Rather routine B Western rather obviously shot on the cheap and based on a rather unimaginative script - but once again, Buster Crabbe and Al St.John prove themselves to be one of the best cowboy-sidekick duos or their time, basically because Crabbe actually can act and St.John is not only the moron doing funny stuff but actually does his share to move the story along.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
(commissions earned)

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Lightning Raiders
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports?
Find Lightning Raiders here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

In times of uncertainty of a possible zombie outbreak, a woman has to decide between two men - only one of them's one of the undead.

 

There's No Such Thing as Zombies
starring
Luana Ribeira, Rudy Barrow and Rami Hilmi
special appearances by
Debra Lamb and Lynn Lowry

 

directed by
Eddie Bammeke

written by
Michael Haberfelner

produced by
Michael Haberfelner, Luana Ribeira and Eddie Bammeke

 

now streaming at

Amazon

Amazon UK

Vimeo

 

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!