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The Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)

 -  Western  -  4 January 1937 (USA)
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A supernatural western! The Three Mesquiteers accompany an archeological expedition to a lost Indian city of gold called Lukachuke.



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Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ...
Ray Corrigan ...
Max Terhune ...
Mary Russell ...
Betty Marsh
Roger Williams ...
Fern Emmett ...
C. Montague Shaw ...
Professor Flaxon
Yakima Canutt ...
John Ward ...
Professor Brewster
George Godfrey ...
Professor Fronc
Earle Ross ...
Professor Cleary
Frank Ellis ...
Chief Thundercloud ...
High Priest (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
John Van Pelt ...
Professor Marsh


After a member of an archeological expedition is murdered, Stony convinces the other two reluctant Mesquiteers to accompany them. After another member is killed it becomes apparent that Rutledge and the Indian Otah are the culprits, but they are now in Indian territory without food and water. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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A new-action-filled yarn with your three prairie pals. Thrill to their daring deeds as they track down a killer through a hail of poison arrows and hot lead! (original poster) See more »








Release Date:

4 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Caveira que Assobia  »

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| (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in eight days. See more »


Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Sung by Frank Ellis while night-herding
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3 Mesquiteers Show the Future of Republic
31 August 2003 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

The Three Mesquiteers (Stony, Tucson, & Lullaby) ride with a band of explorers searching for Professor Marsh an archeologist, the father of the female lead, who has discovered a lost city with hidden treasure, but who has been held by a prisoner by an Indian tribe, who has killed Marsh's partner, through a traitor amid the archeology party. Its up to the Mesquiteers to discover the villain among them and save the party from thirst and the murderous rampage of the tribe. Very enjoyable 3M film with nice emphasis of the comradery between the three friends, and also gives a nice glimpse of the style Republic used in their westerns and serials set out west. Wright's direction is quicker than what else I've seen of him, but he rushes through the end which is the drawback of the film. Nice location shooting in Nevada, and a good supporting cast make this one a winner. Rating, based on B westerns, 9.

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