Ghost Patrol (1936)

Tim McCoy, Claudia Dell
Sam Newfield
Romance, Western, Sci-Fi
Battling outlaw killers armed with a deadly electric ray! Long before there was Cowboys and Aliens, Ghost Patrol set the standard for the genre-defying Science Fiction/Western hybrid with a high-flying, rootin'-tootin' tale of a professor in the wild west who invents a radium tube that makes internal combustion engines stop running. When the professor is kidnapped by nefarious outlaw Dawson (D.W. Griffith regular Walter Miller), who plans to use the newfangled contraption to carry money, it's up to dashing Federal Agent Tim Caverly (beloved Western star Tim McCoy) to disguise himself as an outlaw and infiltrate Dawson's gang in order to foil their dastardly plans. (BW)