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Song of the Saddle (1936)

Frank Sr. sells his supplies to Hook, but then Hook has the Bannion Boys bushwhack his wagon to get the money back. Frank is murdered, but Junior gets away. He comes back 10 years later to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Wilson Jr. aka The Singing Kid
Alma Lloyd ...
Jen Coburn
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Phineas Hook
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Frank Wilson Sr.
Eddie Shubert ...
Jake Bannion
George Ernest ...
Little Frankie
Monte Montague ...
Simon Bannion
Victor Potel ...
Little Casino
Kenneth Harlan ...
Marshal Bill Graves
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Mrs. Coburn (as Myrtle Steadman)
Pat West ...
Curley
Jim Farley ...
Tom Coburn (as James Farley)
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Porter (as Bob Osborne)
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José
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Jen as a Child
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Frank Sr. sells his supplies to Hook, but then Hook has the Bannion Boys bushwhack his wagon to get the money back. Frank is murdered, but Junior gets away. He comes back 10 years later to settle the score as the Singing Cowboy. He finds that Hook is still doing his dirty deeds on the unsuspecting people. Along the way, Frank meets the lovely Jen, who came out in the same wagon train 10 years before. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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THE SCREEN'S BEST-WEST ACTION STAR! (re-release ad - all caps) See more »


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28 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Destino Vingador  »

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Sam Rice and Nick Copeland are in studio records as "Immigrants," but do not appear in the film. See more »

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Version of Wagon Wheels West (1943) See more »

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Underneath a Western Sky
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome and Ted Fio Rito (uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening credits, as background music and at the end
Sung by George Ernest during the wagon train scene
Played by the Sons of the Pioneers and sung by Dick Foran at the barbecue
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Patience And Care
22 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Song Of The Saddle is a nice adaption of The Count Of Monte Cristo set in the old Hollywood west. I wonder how many viewers in 1936 caught on that this was inspired by the classic Dumas revenge tale.

Addison Richards and son George Earnest are pioneers heading west when they meet up with Charles Middleton and henchmen. Middleton who was the ultimate screen villain as Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon is as pitiless here as he is in that serial. He sells Richards supplies and then kills him for them back and whatever else he can rob. But the boy survives takes names and numbers.

When he grows up to be Dick Foran he comes back and he's not just going to kill these guys. No Foran has a rather intricate scheme of revenge going for him and he executes it with patience and care.

Foran sings a couple of nice, but forgettable western ballads. The action here is on the plot, done with far more care than normally given B pictures of any kind. You really have to see this one to appreciate how he accomplishes his mission.

Like another pulp hero, Foran loves it when a plan comes together.


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