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Come on, Cowboys (1937)

When the circus owner friend of the Mesquiteers is framed for counterfeiting by his unscrupulous partner, the trio pledges to maintain his interests and care for his young daughter.


Joseph Kane


Betty Burbridge (original screenplay), William Colt MacDonald (based on characters created by)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Maxine Doyle ... Ellen Reed
Willie Fung ... Fong
Edward Peil Sr. ... Thomas Rigby
Horace Murphy ... Judge Blake
Anne Bennett Anne Bennett ... Nancy Harris
Ed Cassidy ... Jefferson 'Jeff' Harris (as Edward Cassidy)
Roger Williams ... Henchman Harry
Fern Emmett ... Bus Passenger Mother
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Jake
George Burton George Burton ... Sheriff
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Henchman Dan
Loren Riebe Loren Riebe ... Henchman Red


Harris and Rigby own a circus. Rigby is a counterfeiter and frames his partner. The Mesquiteers learn Rigby is the culprit and get a confession from one of his men only to lose the case when the man is murdered in jail. The Mesquiteers try again and send Lullaby to try and win some of the fake bills in a card game. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THOSE THREE CACTUS CAVALIERS (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Did You Know?


Yakima Canutt makes his seventh appearance in a Mesquiteer film in this seventh film in the series. In the first film, "The Three Musketeeers" he was only a stuntmen, but in the next six, he played a different henchman. See more »


Tucson mistakenly addresses Alibi as Stony. See more »


Lullaby Joslin: [about Jeff Harris] Swell guy like that bein' rairoaded!
Tucson Smith: [to Lullaby] Stony
Tucson Smith: , sometimes you say things that make sense.
Lullaby Joslin: Yeah, but not often.
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Follows Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) See more »


Here Comes the Bride
(uncredited) (aka "The Wedding March" and "The Bridal Chorus") (1850)
Composed by Richard Wagner
[Played on organ at judge's house by his wife prior to wedding]
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Three Mesquiteers at the Circus
27 June 2007 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Rigby, one half of the Rigby-Harris Circus, is running a counterfeiting ring and is trying to buy out his partner so that he can have a front where he has total control of. Harris refuses to sell, so Rigby frames Harris for his crimes and now thinks he has control over the circus. Rigby doesn't realize that Harris' stake in the show is through his visiting daughter Nancy, who Harris has adopted by Stony, Tucson, and Lullaby, who suspect Rigby of being the ringleader. Our three heroes try to get the evidence that will convict Rigby, but have to work against time since Nancy can only be adopted if Stony makes the ultimate sacrifice of (shudder) marrying Nancy's governess Ellen. This entry in the 3 Mesquiteers series is not exactly a winner, but if you like the comedic aspects of the series, you'll enjoy the film nevertheless. The plot really is not fleshed out, Rigby is not the vilest of villains, and action is almost non existent. One of the film's highlights is Corrigan (as Tucson) get into his ape suit to intimidate a henchman. Rating, 5.

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avante, Boiadeiro See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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