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Heroes of the Hills (1938)

To help relieve overcrowded prison conditions, the Mesquiteers turn their ranch into a work farm. Construction Company man Beaton is hoping for a new prison contract and sets out to see ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Stanley Roberts (screenplay), Betty Burbridge (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Priscilla Lawson ... Madeline Reynolds
LeRoy Mason ... Red
James Eagles James Eagles ... The Kid
Roy Barcroft ... Robert Beaton
Barry Hays Barry Hays ... Beaton's Cohort
Carleton Young ... Connors
Forrest Taylor ... Sheriff
John P. Wade John P. Wade ... Board Chairman (as John Wade)
Maston Williams ... Convict
John Beach John Beach ... Henchman Crane
Jerry Frank Jerry Frank ... Convict Slim
Roger Williams ... The Warden
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Storyline

To help relieve overcrowded prison conditions, the Mesquiteers turn their ranch into a work farm. Construction Company man Beaton is hoping for a new prison contract and sets out to see that the experiment is a failure. He lures the Mesquiteers away and then has his henchman dressed as prisoners rob the local ranchers and plant the loot at the Mesquiteers ranch. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1938 (USA) See more »

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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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Connections

Follows Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) See more »

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Back To the Soil
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
Music by Alberto Colombo
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Three cheers for the Mesquiteers !
15 July 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This film from the Three Mesquiteers was an action-packed western that fans of the era's B-films are sure to love. The trio was again well-cast here, with a supporting cast that included the sinister (and prolific) Roy Barcroft. Many copy-cat western trios were to follow in the next decade, but none could hold a candle to these originals!

Crash Corrigan and Livingston are especially noteworthy here.... they interact here in a convincing and believable way. The later films in this series were less action-packed and more routine than this one. This film stands out from others in the series and should be enjoyed by most western fans.


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