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Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stony Brooke returns to his home town only the learn that his father, Sheriff Brooke, has been murdered and that his boyhood friend, Tucson Smith has been convicted and is to hang for the ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis
Certificate: Passed Western
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Dan Burke is after a mail contract and Stevens through his henchman Keno is out to stop him. When Burke's son Larry brings the payroll he is murdered and the Three Mesquiteers blamed. Young... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck
Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis
Certificate: Passed Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
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After a payroll robbery the Mesquiteers catch up with the gang. But the members escape, the gang leader is killed, and they end up with only the leaders young son who is quickly sent to a ... See full summary »

Director: John English
Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Cattle are being routinely stolen from a local ranch, and suspicion centers on a local mountain family.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
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Everyone is looking for a three foot high horse called Brilliant that can lead them to a gold mine. It's owner has been killed and the Three Mesquiteers have been mistakenly arrested for the murder.

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Greedy rancher McGowan wants to have a local wild horse sanctuary closed, so he can capture and sell them while Tucson tries to break up Stony's marriage to a sexy, gold-digging saloon girl.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
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It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of Captain Marvin herding horses which he sells to Kurt Redman. Marvin will not sell any ... See full summary »

Director: John English
Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico, the Three Mesquiteers, are returning from Mexico and are stopped at the border by Army officials, who are attempting to apprehend smugglers who are ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo
Certificate: Passed History | Western
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Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman
Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
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Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
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A banker struggles to keep his bank solvent and his town from going bankrupt after the bank is robbed and all its money taken. The Three Mesquiteers ride into town and set out to help.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, Albert DeMond
Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd
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Stony Brooke / Laredo Kid
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Rico
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Doris Manners
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Danny Burke
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King Barton
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John St. Polis ...
Joseph Manners
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This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state, but Republic, which easily produced the best of the B-westerns, quite often used a title that had nothing to do with the locale of the film. Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico are Texas Rangers unable to enter the territory known as the Panhandle as it is not part of the state, and lawlessness runs rampant there, under the guerrilla leader, King Barton. They discover a young boy, Danny Burke, wounded and left to die by the Barton gang. They nurse him back to health, but he is killed in another raid by the Barton outfit. Stony takes possession of the boy's gun and vows vengeance. Since the strip of land hiding the outlaws is under Federal authority, the Mesquiteers enter the territory with a plan to lure the outlaws across the Texas border. Stony, posing as his look-alike outlaw double known as ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiros das Montanhas Rochosas  »

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Follows Wild Horse Rodeo (1937) See more »

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She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
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Sung a cappella by Robert Livingston
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Trouble In The Panhandle
20 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before we start let me say that this 3 Mesquiteer western goes nowhere near the Rocky Mountains. But a group called The Rocky Mountain Rangers does send a detachment of men to help that other Ranger outfit in Texas deal with the infamous Barton gang. Add to that the 3 Mesquiteers and these outlaws don't have a chance.

The Panhandle has become a no man's land that's run by outlaws chief among them the notorious Barton gang. LeRoy Mason perennial B western villain plays the notorious King Barton, as mean an outlaw as we've ever seen on the big screen or small. The Texas Rangers can't go in there officially, but nothing is going to stop the 3 Mesquiteers especially their young friend Sammy McKim is killed.

Their ace in the hole is the fact that Robert Livingston looks like another notorious outlaw The Laredo Kid. With Duncan Renaldo and Raymond Hatton as backup, Livingston waits to make his move.

This Mesquiteer saga should please fans of all generations.


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