Winners of the West chapter 13

"Winners of the West" is a 13 chapter serial from Universal Pictures directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor.

Winners of the West (1940 in film) is a Universal Pictures Serial (film). It stars Dick Foran and Anne Nagel in a plot about the construction of a railroad and a local ganglord who opposes it. This was Universal's 115th serial release (the 47th with sound).
The studio had used the name for an earlier silent film serial but there are no plot similarities between the two versions. Columbia's Roar of the Iron Horse is very similar to this serial, however, and the writer George H. Plympton worked on both.


The Hartford Transcontinental Railroad is attempting to build a railroad through "Hell's Gate Pass". However, King Carter, the self-appointed ruler of the land beyod the pass, does not want this to happen. He sends henchmen, including local Native Americans of the United States, to disrupt the construction anyway they can, from sabotage to kidnapping Claire Hartford, the daughter of the company President. The President's assistant, Jeff Ramsay, and his sidekicks, stop King Carter's schemes at every point and eventually defeat him entirely. This opens the area up to new settlers, the first of which is Jeff himself and his new wife Claire.


  • Dick Foran as Jeff Ramsay, employee of the Hartford Transcontinental Railroad
  • Anne Nagel as Claire Hartford, daughter of John Hartford
  • Tom Fadden as Tex Houston, scout and one of Jeff Ramsay's sidekicks
  • James Craig (actor) as Jim Jackson, another of Jeff Ramsay's sidekicks
  • Harry Woods (actor) as King Carter, villain
  • Charles Stevens (actor) as Snakeye, King Carter's lead henchman
  • Edward Keane as John Hartford, President of the Hartford Transcontinental Railroad
  • Trevor Bardette as Raven, one of King Carter's henchmen
  • Edgar Edwards as Tim, one of King Carter's henchmen
  • Edmund Cobb as Maddox, one of King Carter's henchmen
  • William Desmond (actor) as Bill Brine, Railroad Construction foreman
  • Roy Barcroft as Logan, one of King Carter's henchmen



  • Cliff Lyons (actor), riding double for Dick Foran (Jeff Ramsay) and Tom Fadden (Tex Houston)
  • Eddie Parker, fight double for Dick Foran (Jeff Ramsay)
  • Fred Graham (actor), doubling Harry Woods (King Carter)
  • Kermit Maynard
  • Ken Terrell
  • Henry Wills (actor)

Chapter titles

  • 2: The Wreck at Red River Gorge
  • 3: The Bridge of Disaster

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See also

  • List of film serials
  • List of film serials by studio

Category:1940 films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:English-language films
Category:Films directed by Ford Beebe
Category:Films directed by Ray Taylor
Category:Universal Pictures film serials
Category:1940s Western (genre) films

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