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Roarin' Lead (1936)

Hackett, the executive of the local Cattleman's association which also runs the local orphanage is using the Association police to rustle cattle and embezzle its funds.


Oliver Drake (story and screenplay), Jack Natteford (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Christine Maple ... Doris Moore
Hooper Atchley ... Hackett
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Canary
George Chesebro ... Captain Gardner
Tommy Bupp ... Bobby
Mary Russell Mary Russell ... Orphanage Assistant Mary
Jane Keckley Jane Keckley ... Mrs. Perkins
Tamara Lynn Kauffman Tamara Lynn Kauffman ... Baby Mary
Beverly Luff Beverly Luff ... M.C. / Singer / Dancer
Theodore Frye Theodore Frye ... Apache dancer
Kathy Frye ... Apache Dancer (as Katherine Frye)
Frank Austin ... Mr. Hiram Perkins


Hackett is out to take over the Cattlemen's Association by bankrupting them. His men rustle the cattle forcing the payouts to the ranchers. The Three Mesquiteers arrive and soon learn that the coward Canary is one of the gang. Stony has a plan that he hopes will get a confession from him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

9 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi treis ippotai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on Christine Maple's fashions and hairstyle, this third entry in the series is the first to deal with the contemporaneous West. See more »


Lullaby Joslin: [on stage with an audience] Well, Elmer, how do you feel?
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: Fine.
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: [looking around] Say, what is this?
Lullaby Joslin: This is the opera house. Whatta yuh think of it.?
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: It ain't so hot. Kinda smells bad in places - especially back there where Mr. Hackett is.
Lullaby Joslin: [the audience laughs derisively at Hackett] Well, Elmer, that's not nice. Don't you realize that Mr. Hackett is one of the biggest executives in this town?
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: Is that so?
Lullaby Joslin: You don't even know what a executive is!
Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: Oh, no? An executive is a man that loses other ...
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Followed by Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) See more »


Listen to the Mocking Bird
(uncredited) (1855)
Lyrics by Septimus Winner
Music by Richard Milburn
[Hummed by the Mequiteer's during their introductory scene.]
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Save the orphans
31 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This 3 Mesquiteer film finds our heroes trying to stop cattle rustling and save an orphanage at the same time. Inconceivable but the same villain wants to close down an orphanage is also behind a lot of cattle rustling and the dastardly deeds are connected.

Ray Corrigan, Robert Livingston, and Max Terhune happen to be the trustees of said orphanage and they put a stop to the closing temporarily. As it turns out the Cattleman's Association provides the funds, but they're going broke as well with all the rustling and the insurance payments going out. Cattle rustling had to be stopped to save the orphanage permanently.

Not one of the better plotted films of the series and I agree with the previous reviewer the gimmick where the beans are spilled is pretty lame.

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