Deadwood Dick (1940) Online
Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked villain known as the Skull, who leads a violent, renegade band infamous for its violence against the Deadwood residents' wishes for a statehood status.
|Complete credited cast:|
|Donald Douglas||-||Dick Stanley - aka Deadwood Dick (as Don Douglas)|
|Lorna Gray||-||Anne Butler|
|Harry Harvey||-||Dave Miller|
|Marin Sais||-||Calamity Jane|
|Lane Chandler||-||Wild Bill Hickok [Ch. 1]|
|Jack Ingram||-||Buzz Ricketts - Chief Henchman|
|Charles King||-||Tex - Henchman [Chs. 1-4, 6-9]|
|Ed Cassidy||-||Tennison Drew - Committeeman|
|Robert Fiske||-||Ashton - Committeeman [Chs.1-6]|
|Lee Shumway||-||Bentley - Committeeman|
The story that the Deadwood Dick character in this serial was intended to be black but was played by a white actor to "appease" the studio executives is strictly an "urban legend". There was a real-life black cowboy known as Deadwood Dick, but this serial was based on a completely different figure, a fictional pulp hero named Deadwood Dick from turn-of-the-century dime novels. Hence, there was never any question of making the serial's Deadwood Dick black.
CHAPTER TITLES:: (1) A Wild West Empire; (2) Who Is the Skull?; (3) Pirates of the Plains; (4) The Skull Baits a Trap; (5) Win, Lose or Draw; (6) Buried Alive; (7) The Chariot of Doom; (8) The Secret of Number Ten; (9) The Fatal Warning; (10) Framed for Murder; (11) The Bucket of Death; (12) A Race Against Time; (13) The Arsenal of Revolt; (14) Holding the Fort;(15) The Deadwood Express.