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Hit the Saddle (1937)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 3 March 1937 (USA)
Greedy rancher McGowan wants to have a local wild horse sanctuary closed, so he can capture and sell them while Tucson tries to break up Stony's marriage to a sexy, gold-digging saloon girl.

Director:

Mack V. Wright

Writers:

Oliver Drake (screenplay), Oliver Drake (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Rita Hayworth ... Rita (as Rita Cansino)
J.P. McGowan ... Rance McGowan
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Miller (as Edward Cassidy)
Sammy McKim ... Tim Miller - Sheriff's Son
Yakima Canutt ... Buck - McGowan Henchman
Harry Tenbrook ... Joe Harvey - McGowan Henchman
F.R. Smith F.R. Smith ... Henchman (as Robert Smith)
Eddie Boland Eddie Boland ... Pete (as Ed Boland)
George Plues George Plues ... McGowan Henchman
Jack Kirk ... Rancher
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Storyline

Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A herd of wild horses can't stop these three daring sons of trouble!

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caballistas de la sierra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of nine Three Mesquiteers appearances of Sammy McKim. See more »

Quotes

Lullaby Joslin: [as Stony goes off with gold-digging saloon girl Rita] Tucson, might be better idea to have a state law protectin' Stony instead of them wild horses.
Tucson Smith: He'll snap out of it. Don't worry.
Lullaby Joslin: With all the he-men around town, don't see what she sees in that young squirt anyhow.
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Connections

Followed by Wild Horse Rodeo (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
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Spanish language folk corrida popular in Mexico
[Instrumental version in saloon danced to by Rita Hayworth]
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Rita Hayworth Horses Around With The Three Mesquiteers
14 April 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Prohibited from taking wild horses off government lands, a villainous rancher uses a trained horse to wreak havoc and clear the way for him to take all the "nuisance" horses he wants. Meanwhile, Ray Corrigan, Bob Livingston, and Max Terhune are at odds over Bob's romance with beautiful gold-digger Rita Hayworth.

This interesting, above average entry in Republic Pictures' Three Mesquiteers series is more offbeat than usual, with the unique premise of a horse being being used as a weapon to kick someone to death, Livingston's brooding performance, and a rare note of discontent among the three friends.

In fact, the story is solid enough to have been turned (with a little work) into an A-list western!

A satisfying climax features good animal footage and a neat stunt in which Yakima Canutt takes a dive off some steep rocks.

My only complaint is that Hayworth's unpleasant character takes the money and runs instead of getting her just desserts. The finale should have shown her in New York, trying and failing to cash Corrigan's rubber check!


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