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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Moore
Henchman Canary
Captain Gardner
Mary Russell ...
Orphanage Assistant Mary
Jane Keckley ...
Mrs. Perkins
Tamara Lynn Kauffman ...
Baby Mary
Beverly Luff ...
M.C. / Singer / Dancer
Theodore Frye ...
Apache dancer
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)  »

Also Known As:

Oi treis ippotai  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Save the orphans
31 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See 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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