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California Mail (1936)

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Bids submitted to win the U.S. Mail contract for their stagecoach lines are entered by both singing cowboy Bill Harkins and the Banton brothers, Roy and Bart. During a stagecoach race to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Foran ...
Bill Harkins (as Dick Foran {the Singing Cowboy})
Linda Perry ...
Mary Tolliver
Smoke ...
Smoke (as 'Smoke' the Wonder Horse)
Edmund Cobb ...
Roy Banton (as Ed Cobb)
Milton Kibbee ...
Bart Banton
Tom Brower ...
Sam Harkins
Jim Farley ...
Dan Tolliver (as James Farley)
Edward Keane ...
Thompson
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Deputy Pete Nelson (as Ben Hendricks)
Wilfred Lucas ...
Sheriff
Cliff Saum ...
Man Taking Bets
Gene Alsace ...
Jim
Glenn Strange ...
Bud (as Glen Strange)
Bob Woodward ...
Frank Wyatt
Fred Burns ...
Hank Ferguson
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Bids submitted to win the U.S. Mail contract for their stagecoach lines are entered by both singing cowboy Bill Harkins and the Banton brothers, Roy and Bart. During a stagecoach race to determine who is awarded the contract, Roy, fueled by his greed as well as his desire for Bill's lady friend, resorts to sabotaging his rival's rig in order to win. Bill, having an idea who is behind a recent rash of stagecoach robberies, devises a plan to catch the highwaymen but not before he is himself arrested for robbery and murder, having been seen committing the crime by impartial eye witnesses. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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14 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mala da Califórnia  »

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Horse Takes Care Of Business
26 May 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After seeing California Mail, I'm convinced Trigger might be the smartest palomino in the west, but certainly not the most dangerous. That title would belong to Smokey, the trusty steed that Dick Foran rides in this film.

When Foran wasn't doing parts in A films like The Petrified Forest or spoofing himself in Boy Meets Girl, he was Warner Brothers singing cowboy and was starring in a series of B westerns like this one. Here he and his father Tom Brower own a stage line that is trying to get a mail contract. But they're up against some unscrupulous brothers in Edmund Cobb and Milton Kibbee.

Nothing special in this one save the horse. Foran sings a couple of nice, but forgettable cowboy ballads and has a pretty leading lady in Linda Perry. But his horse is one dangerous animal, he dispatches more bad guys than Foran does. Trigger aided Roy Rogers, but Smoke was taking care of business all on his own.

To see what I mean, catch California Mail the next time it's on.


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