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The Saddle Buster (1932)

Passed  -  Western  -  19 March 1932 (USA)
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Having proved he can ride a bucking bronco with the best of them, young drifter Montana is hired on at Dan Hearn's rodeo ranch. Montana is in for a rougher ride than he figured on when both... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ...
Montana aka Monty
Helen Foster ...
'Sunny' Hurn
Marie Quillan ...
Rita
Robert Frazer ...
Rance
Richard Carlyle ...
Bible Jude
Charles Quigley ...
Ranch hand
Fred Burns ...
Dan Hurn
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Having proved he can ride a bucking bronco with the best of them, young drifter Montana is hired on at Dan Hearn's rodeo ranch. Montana is in for a rougher ride than he figured on when both Dan's daughter Sunny and his top female rodeo rider Rita take a shine to him. The pressure really is turned on when ace saddle buster Rance, jealous over Rita's attention to Montana, goads Montana into riding Wild Fury, a man-killing stallion nobody has ever successfully ridden before. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Western

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19 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Montana Rides  »

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$38,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Girl of My Heart
Composer unknown
Played on guitar by a ranch hand and sung by the ranch hands
Reprised a cappella by the black cook
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Excellent and unique

Tom Keene is a western hero of whom I had not seen much until recently, with Turner Classic Movies showing about four one morning in December of 2003. I do hope there will be more.

This particular movie made me a fan of Keene and of RKO westerns with one viewing.

"Saddle Buster" is, literally, unique. There is a cast of excellent characters, a story quite unlike any other B western I can call to mind, and it is presented beautifully.

What makes it unique is what is NOT there as much as what is. I won't mention what is missing and perhaps spoil it for any first-time viewers.

I urge all western fans to watch it. I just wish I had recorded it to be able to see it again.


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