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Writers:
Oliver Drake (original story)
Oliver Drake (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 January 1937 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
YOUR FAVORITE TRIO OF TROUBLE-SHOOTERS BRING NEW THRILLS TO THE OLD WEST! (original poster-all uppercase letters) See more »
Plot:
A supernatural western! The Three Mesquiteers accompany an archeological expedition to a lost Indian city of gold called Lukachuke. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 Mesquiteers Show the Future of Republic See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Mary Russell ... Betty Marsh
Roger Williams ... Rutledge
Fern Emmett ... Henrietta
C. Montague Shaw ... Professor Flaxon
Yakima Canutt ... Otah
John Ward ... Professor Brewster
George Godfrey ... Professor Fronc
Earle Ross ... Professor Cleary
Frank Ellis ... Coggins
Chief Thundercloud ... High Priest (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
John Van Pelt ... Professor Marsh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian (uncredited)
Ken Cooper ... Indian (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Spectator (uncredited)
Elmer ... Elmer - Lullaby's Dummy (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Deputy (uncredited)
Tracy Layne ... Rancher (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Sheriff Tex Blaine (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... Indian (uncredited)
Wally West ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Mack V. Wright 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oliver Drake  original story
Oliver Drake  screenplay (as Olive Drake)
William Colt MacDonald  novel
Bernard McConville  original story
John Rathmell  screenplay

Produced by
Nat Levine .... producer
Sol C. Siegel .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta (photography) (as Jack Marta)
 
Film Editing by
Tony Martinelli 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Germonprez .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry Jones .... sound engineer
John Stransky Jr. .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: Ray Corrigan (uncredited)
Ken Cooper .... stunt double: Bob Livingston (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Murray Seldeen .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Harry Grey .... musical supervisor
Jacques Aubran .... music arranger (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Cy Feuer .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Karl Hajos .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Kay .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Hugo Riesenfeld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leon Rosebrook .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Tamkin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walter Compton .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
58 min | USA:53 min (edited version)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
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Shot in eight days.See more »
Soundtrack:
Bury Me Not on the Lone PrairieSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
3 Mesquiteers Show the Future of Republic, 31 August 2003
Author: Mike-764 (michaelnella@yahoo.com) from Flushing, NY

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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