The Lady and the Monster (1944) A millionaire’s brain is preserved after his death, and telepathically begins to take control of those around him.
The McCandles ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little Jacob McCandles and hold him for a million dollar ransom. There is only one man who is brave enough and smart enough to bring him back and that man is Big Jake.
Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won’t pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious “night riders” to fight this evil.