The Lone Rider and the Bandit

The Lone Rider and the Bandit is a 1942 American Western film directed by Sam Newfield and written by Sam Robins. The film stars George F. Houston as the Lone Rider, Al St. John as his sidekick "Fuzzy" Jones and Dennis Moore as Sheriff Smoky Moore, with Vickie Lester, Glenn Strange and Jack Ingram. The film was released on January 16, 1942, by Producers Releasing Corporation.[1][2][3]

The Lone Rider and the Bandit
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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Newfield
Screenplay bySam Robins
Produced bySigmund Neufeld
StarringGeorge F. Houston
Al St. John
Dennis Moore
Vickie Lester
Glenn Strange
Jack Ingram
CinematographyJack Greenhalgh
Edited byHolbrook N. Todd
Sigmund Neufeld Productions
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • January 16, 1942 (1942-01-16)
Running time
54 minutes
CountryUnited States

This is the seventh movie in the "Lone Rider" series, which spans seventeen films—eleven starring George Houston, and a further six starring Robert Livingston.[3] In this film, Dennis Moore joins the cast of the series as Sheriff Smoky Moore, and appears with Livingston and Al St. John for the next five films, ending in 1942's Overland Stagecoach.[4]

Houston, once an opera singer, sang three songs in this film: "I'm the Best Man in the West", "Down the Moonlit Trail" and "Rainbow Valley". The songs were written by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter.[2]



See alsoEdit

The "Lone Rider" films starring George Houston:

starring Robert Livingston:


  1. ^ "The Lone Rider and the Bandit (1942) - Overview". Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hans J. Wollstein. "The Lone Rider and the Bandit (1942) - Sam Newfield". AllMovie. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "The Lone Rider and the Bandit". Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Anderson, Chuck. "PRC's Lone Rider Series". The Old Corral. Retrieved January 19, 2020.

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