Yankee Fakir
Theatrical release poster
Directed byW. Lee Wilder
Produced byW. Lee Wilder
Screenplay byRichard S. Conway
Story byMindret Lord
StarringDouglas Fowley
Joan Woodbury
Clem Bevans
Ransom M. Sherman
Frank Reicher
Marc Lawrence
Music byAlexander Laszlo
CinematographyRobert Pittack
Edited byJoseph B. Caplin
W. Lee Wilder Productions
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1947 (1947-04-01)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States

Yankee Fakir is a 1947 American mystery film directed and produced by W. Lee Wilder and written by Richard S. Conway. The film stars Douglas Fowley, Joan Woodbury, Clem Bevans, Ransom M. Sherman, Frank Reicher and Marc Lawrence. The film was released on April 1, 1947, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3]


Two peddlers Mergatroid Barthlomew "Yankee" Davis (Douglas Fowley) and Professor Newton (Ransom M. Sherman) discover a smuggling operation in the fictional town of Mystic, Arizona. Border patrol officer Mason (Forrest Taylor) investigates, while his daughter Mary Mason (Joan Woodbury) runs a boarding house.



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