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King of the Wild Stallions (1959)

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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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Cast overview:
Randy Burke
Diane Brewster ...
Martha Morse
Emile Meyer ...
Matt Macguire
Jerry Hartleben ...
Bucky Morse
Byron Foulger ...
A.B. Orcutt
Doc Webber
Dan Sheridan ...
Woody Baines
Rory Mallinson ...
Sheriff Cap Fellows


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 <>

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THE COWPOKE: Bullet-hot! THE STORY: Terror-racked! THE HORSE: Maverick-wild! See more »




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The story of a horse and the boy who tames him
25 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing King Of The Wild Stallions years ago on television and then it became unavailable. It's a nice combination of elements of the film Shane and the television series Fury.

It sure is the story of a horse and the boy who loves him. Young Jerry Hartlebren after all the grownups fail captures a wild black stallion who is in the title role. But he keeps it a secret until the horse is ready to be broken. A lot of people would like that stallion including the kingpin rancher in the area Emile Meyer.

Meyer as we know played another kingpin rancher in Shane, the man who intimidated and bullied all around him. He's no better in this film. He's offered a $500.00 reward for the capture of the black stallion.

Which curiously enough is the amount that Hartlebren's mother Diane Brewster needs to keep her place, it's the amount she needs to renew her lease on some government range. Meyer wants that lease and he does just about anything to push Brewster off her place short of hiring a gunfighter as he did in Shane.

Good thing Brewster has her two hands George Montgomery and Edgar Buchanan around to protect her. Especially for Montgomery and Brewster.

King Of The Wild Stallions is a nice family film which I would recommend highly as family entertainment. It's easy to take with nice people as those who triumph in the end. It holds up well after 55 years.

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