5.7/10
32
2 user 2 critic

Bronco Buster (1952)

Approved | | Western | 1 May 1952 (USA)
A veteran rodeo rider takes on a young apprentice in order to "teach him the ropes", and winds up competing against him.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Unjustly accused of robbing the train he was riding home, Bill Doolin re-joins his old gang, participates in other robberies and becomes a wanted outlaw.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best
Horizons West (1952)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the Alamo siege, John Stroud is sent to Ox Bow to protect the townsfolk but, following a massacre, he infiltrates Jess Wade's gang of turncoat renegades supporting the Mexicans.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Mexican revolution of 1910, an American prospector gets involved with the revolutionaries after a corrupt Mexican official confiscates his mine.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Van Heflin, Julie Adams, Abbe Lane
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random
Seminole (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A cavalry lieutenant on trial for murder recounts his efforts make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn
Westbound (1959)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Tom Moody
...
Bart Eaton
...
Judy Bream
...
Dan Bream
...
Dobie Carson
Dan Poore ...
Dick Elliott
Casey Tibbs ...
Rodeo Rider
Pete Crump ...
Rodeo Rider
Bill Williams ...
Rodeo Rider
Jerry Ambler ...
Rodeo Rider
Manuel Enos ...
Rodeo Rider
Edit

Storyline

A veteran rodeo rider takes on a young apprentice in order to "teach him the ropes", and winds up competing against him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rodeo | horse | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Thrill Story of the Rodeo's Glory Riders!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desafio  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In July 1951, Hollywood Reporter reported that Universal had set Budd Boetticher as director of Son of Ali Baba (1952), but replaced him with Kurt Neumann when Boetticher moved over to Bronco Buster (1952). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Get a Life (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Rodeo, Oh!
Written by Chill Wills
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Real-life rodeo stars
3 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

The first of the films of Boetticher to win real praise, Bronco Buster has an ease about it that prefigures the majestic Westerns he was to make with Randolph Scott later in the decade. Even the rivalry between the Lund and Brady characters, as they compete in the ring and out of it for the Hand of Holden, prefigures that between Scott and the series of amiable villains Boetticher confronts him with in classic films like 'Ride lonesome'(1959) and Comanche Station (1960). Lund is quietly effective in the Scott role while Brady is more hammy as the 'villain'. Real-life rodeo stars Casey Tibbs, Pete Crump, Bill Williams and Jerry Ambler supply strong support. But in Boetticher's hands it is less the actuality of the rodeo that matters than its closeness to the bullring and the metaphor of the closed circle that is so powerfully present in Boetticher's movies. The result is an assured film.

Phil Hardy


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page