Dusty Smith arrives and takes a job on a ranch that is losing cattle to rustlers. When the rustlers strike again the cattle cannot be found but Dusty shoots one of the rustlers. Arrested ... See full summary »
Dusty Smith arrives and takes a job on a ranch that is losing cattle to rustlers. When the rustlers strike again the cattle cannot be found but Dusty shoots one of the rustlers. Arrested for murder, Dusty is broken out of jail and the real outlaws put in the cell. Dusty then has them released figuring they will lead him to the hideout and the missing cattle. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Two Reno's and two Browns are one too many of each...,
...so the actress named Browne and the horse named Reno had to change their names.
When actress Reno Browne (birth name Josephine Ruth Clark [1921-1991])was signed to play opposite Johnny Mack Brown in "Under Arizona Skies' (Monogram, 1946), producer Scott Dunlap decided that Reno Browne needed a name change and, thusly, Reno Browne became Reno Blair, and remained Reno Blair in all six of the films she made with Johnny Mack Brown.
Although his horse was never billed, Johnny Mack Brown rode a horse named "Reno" in most of the Universal westerns he made in 1940-43 and also in the twenty-two westerns he had starred in at Monogram from 1943 to the date in 1946 when production begin on "Under Arizona Skies." Credited or not, in most of these films Brown, at some point, made mention that his horse's name was "Reno". Dunlap also decided that seeing Reno on the credits as the name of the actress, and hearing "Reno" in the film as the name of the horse, might be a bit confusing for some people and, consequently, either the hoss or the actress had to give up the name of Reno. Fair is Fair, plus Reno Browne/Blair was fonder of the name Reno then she had been of Browne, so "Reno" the Horse had his name changed to "Rebel." And "Rebel" remained the name of Johnny Mack Brown's horse through the remaining 42 westerns Brown made for Monogram from mid-1946 through 1952. And the newly-named Reno Blair went back to being Reno Browne after finishing the six films with Johnny Mack Brown.
And, while it should go without saying it but it won't, the horse named "Rebel" ridden by Johnny Mack Brown was not the horse named "Rebel" ridden by Reb Russell in the mid-30's.
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