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Wild Horse Ambush (1952)

Approved | | Western | 15 April 1952 (USA)
The "Rough Ridin' Kids", really stir up a hornet's nest when they become suspicious of a man named Big John HArkins, who is seen breaking in wild horses which are allegedly slated for the ... See full summary »

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Judy Dawson
James Bell ...
Sheriff Tom White
Richard Avonde ...
Jalisco
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Big John Harkins
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Enrico Espinosa
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Lita Espinosa
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Scott Lee ...
Henchman Shorty
Alex Montoya ...
Pedro
John Daheim ...
Henchman Turk
Ted Cooper ...
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Wayne Burson ...
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The "Rough Ridin' Kids", really stir up a hornet's nest when they become suspicious of a man named Big John HArkins, who is seen breaking in wild horses which are allegedly slated for the fertilizer-and-hide factory. At the same time, large amounts of counterfeit fifty-peso notes begin flooding Arizona near the Mexico border. That brings a Mexican police-chief Juan Reyes, posing as a bandit named Jalisco, to investigate. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Phony Pesos
3 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Wild Horse Ambush is the last of a series of westerns that starred Michael Chapin and Eilene Janssen as a pair of adolescent kids who both assist and annoy Chapin's grandfather James Bell who is the local sheriff of their Southwestern town. Watching this it occurred to me that at the time these films were made they might have made a good series for the kids on television. But Republic's boss Herbert J. Yates was in denial as to the staying power of the box and it cost him his studio in the end.

An engraver from the Mexican mint, Julian Rivero and daughter Movita have been captured and are forced to work at Roy Barcroft's ranch our side of the border turning out 50 peso notes. How they get over the border has to do with a wild horse herd which doesn't need to go through customs.

Mexican cop Richard Avonde is also on the case and cooperation between Mexican authorities, US authorities and the kids lead to the apprehension of the gang. The kids do work very much on their own.

Wild Horse Ambush is a nice family film which would still be liked by those in the age bracket of Michael and Eilene.


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