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King of the Wild Stallions (1959)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  17 May 1959 (USA)
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A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.

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Martha Morse, a young widow, must raise $500 within a few days or lose her government-grazing rights and her ranch. Matt MacGuire, an unscrupulous neighboring rancher, blocks all her efforts to raise the money so that he can grab her property. McGuire also seeks a wild black stallion which has been seen roaming the nearby hills. A large reward has been posted for the capture of the horse. He learns that the horse has been captured by Martha's young son, Bucky. Stymied at every turn, Martha turns to her only friends, Randy Burke and his pal Idaho. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Magnificent Mustang.
7 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

King of the Wild Stallions is directed by R.G. Springsteen and written by Ford Beebe. It stars George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer and Jerry Hartleben. A CinemaScope/DeLuxe Color production, music is by Marlin Skiles and cinematography by Carl Guthrie.

A widow and her young son find trouble at their remote ranch, with the land baron vultures circling. But help could come from an unlikely source.

It's indicative of many other family friendly Westerns of the 1950s, but as it happens this is no bad thing where King of the Wild Stallions is concerned. It's a charming film full of likable Western movie character actors who are able to keep the safe formula on the good side of good. It all comes down to goodies doing battle with the baddies, with the added bonus of a jet black equine called Lightning who dominates most of the narrative. The backdrop of Vasquez Rocks is beautifully captured by Guthrie's scope photography, while the action is well marshalled by old pro Springsteen, including a horse fight!

Time to shout for the goodies here, hooray! 7/10


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