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Hit the Saddle (1937)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 3 March 1937 (USA)
Greedy rancher McGowan wants to have a local wild horse sanctuary closed, so he can capture and sell them while Tucson tries to break up Stony's marriage to a sexy, gold-digging saloon girl.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Stony Brooke
... Tucson Smith
... Lullaby Joslin
... Rita (as Rita Cansino)
... Rance McGowan
... Sheriff Miller (as Edward Cassidy)
... Tim Miller - Sheriff's Son
... Buck - McGowan Henchman
... Joe Harvey - McGowan Henchman
F.R. Smith ... Henchman (as Robert Smith)
Eddie Boland ... Pete (as Ed Boland)
George Plues ... McGowan Henchman
... Rancher
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Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A herd of wild horses can't stop these three daring sons of trouble!

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Romance | Western

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3 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Caballistas de la sierra  »

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This is the last of four films that Rita Hayworth made freelancing before returning to Columbia Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Rita's Cantina Friend: [on her efforts to seduce Stony] You're gonna have a tough time, Dearie. Those boys are closer than Siamese twins.
Rita: [very self-confidently] Oh, yeah? Well, take a look at the baby that's gonna perform the operation.
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Followed by Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Winding the Trail
Written by Oliver Drake and Sam H. Stept
Sung by Robert Livingston and Rita Hayworth (as Rita Casino)
with Rudy Sooter and His Band
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Framing A Horse
1 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Three Mesquiteers nearly come to an end over Rita Hayworth and a horse. Depends on your point of view as to who caused more ruckus.

First there's the horse, a beautiful wild animal called the pinto stallion. He leads a herd of wild horses which are now protected by law by the government. Some dastardly villains want to shoot the wild ones like The Misfits for dog food. They train a black horse and paint him to look like the pinto so he can start stirring up the other rancher's horses. On one raid, the sheriff is trampled to death by the ersatz pinto. Robert Livingston believes in the horse's innocence, but Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune want him done in and Corrigan's the sheriff.

And then there's the matter of Rita Hayworth or as she was known at this point in her career, Rita Cansino. Rita and Livingston want to get married. The other two Mesquiteers have no use for her and think she's a goldigger. This part of the plot may have been the basis for the Gunga Din story that RKO did two years later.

So who does Livingston wind up with, Rita or the pinto stallion? For that you have to view this film of The Three Mesquiteers series.


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