The Medico Rides

  • Title: The Medico Rides
  • Author: James L. Rubel
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press, NY
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Binding: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Print: 1st
  • Version: U.S.

With Puff Gordon, the villainous cattle rustler, safe in the arms of the law, Cliff Monroe, the fighting medico, thought that peace had finally come to Painted Springs. But he did not think so for long.

A phantom killer whose mount seemed twelve feet high caused thousands of cattle to stampede and started a new reign of terror on the range. By the use of his wits and a pair of guns that could shoot fast and straight, the medico solves the mystery of the phantom killer and once more brings peace to Painted Springs.

This book was the basis for the 1941 Western film “Thunder Over The Prairie” directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Charles Starrett, Cliff Edwards, Eileen O’Hearn, and Stanley Brown.

This is the second of a three-film series starring Charles Starrett as “The Medico” (based on the Frontier Doctor character, Cliff Monroe, created by James L. Rubel).

The Medico Rides was subsequently published in the U.K. a year after it’s release in the U.S.

  • Title: The Medico Rides
  • Author: James L. Rubel
  • Publisher: Mills and Boon’s, U.K.
  • Publication Date: 1936
  • Binding: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Print: 2nd
  • Version: U.K. / Europe