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Come on, Cowboys (1937)

When the circus owner friend of the Mesquiteers is framed for counterfeiting by his unscrupulous partner, the trio pledges to maintain his interests and care for his young daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Blake
Anne Bennett ...
Nancy Harris
Jefferson 'Jeff' Harris (as Edward Cassidy)
Henchman Harry
Bus Passenger Mother
Henchman Jake
George Burton ...
Merrill McCormick ...
Henchman Dan
Loren Riebe ...
Henchman Red


Harris and Rigby own a circus. Rigby is a counterfeiter and frames his partner. The Mesquiteers learn Rigby is the culprit and get a confession from one of his men only to lose the case when the man is murdered in jail. The Mesquiteers try again and send Lullaby to try and win some of the fake bills in a card game. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

24 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avante, Boiadeiro  »

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Did You Know?


Yakima Canutt makes his seventh appearance in a Mesquiteer film in this seventh film in the series. In the first film, "The Three Musketeeers" he was only a stuntmen, but in the next six, he played a different henchman. See more »


Tucson mistakenly addresses Alibi as Stony. See more »


Lullaby Joslin: [about Jeff Harris] Swell guy like that bein' rairoaded!
Tucson Smith: [to Lullaby] Stony
Tucson Smith: , sometimes you say things that make sense.
Lullaby Joslin: Yeah, but not often.
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Followed by Cowboys from Texas (1939) See more »


The Funeral March
(uncredited) (aka Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Minor Op. 5) (1839)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
[Played on record by Willie Fung]
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Three Mesquiteers at the Circus
27 June 2007 | by (Rego Park, NY) – See all my reviews

Rigby, one half of the Rigby-Harris Circus, is running a counterfeiting ring and is trying to buy out his partner so that he can have a front where he has total control of. Harris refuses to sell, so Rigby frames Harris for his crimes and now thinks he has control over the circus. Rigby doesn't realize that Harris' stake in the show is through his visiting daughter Nancy, who Harris has adopted by Stony, Tucson, and Lullaby, who suspect Rigby of being the ringleader. Our three heroes try to get the evidence that will convict Rigby, but have to work against time since Nancy can only be adopted if Stony makes the ultimate sacrifice of (shudder) marrying Nancy's governess Ellen. This entry in the 3 Mesquiteers series is not exactly a winner, but if you like the comedic aspects of the series, you'll enjoy the film nevertheless. The plot really is not fleshed out, Rigby is not the vilest of villains, and action is almost non existent. One of the film's highlights is Corrigan (as Tucson) get into his ape suit to intimidate a henchman. Rating, 5.

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