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Pals of the Saddle (1938)

Foreign agents are smuggling monium (a chemical used in producing poison gas) into Mexico. The three Mesquiteers get involved when they ride to save a girl (really a government agent) on a runaway horse.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Stanley Roberts (original screen play), Betty Burbridge (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Doreen McKay Doreen McKay ... Ann
Joseph Forte Joseph Forte ... Judge Hastings (as Josef Forte)
George Douglas George Douglas ... Paul Hartman
Frank Milan Frank Milan ... Frank
Ted Adams ... Henry C. Gordon
Harry Depp Harry Depp ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Dave Weber Dave Weber ... Russian Musician
Don Orlando Don Orlando ... Italian Musician
Charles Knight Charles Knight ... English Musician
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Johnson
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Storyline

Returning a lost item to Ann, Stony arrives just two men shoot each other. Ann is a Government Agent and she gets Stony to replace her now dead partner. An important chemical is being smuggled out of the country and she sends Stony to the storage facility posing as the foreign Agent. He fools the guards but the boss arrives to expose the hoax and Stony is made a prisoner. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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PERIL-PACKED ADVENTURE With dashing devil-may-care John Wayne leading the Mesquiteers into their greatest, most thrilling range exploits!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freunde im Sattel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy: Does Conchita's big He-man miss his little Tootsie-Wootsie?
Tucson Smith: [gazing into space with rapturous expression] A-ha...
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Connections

Followed by Shadows on the Sage (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley (as Brewster 'Bruce' Higley) (1873)
Played as background music
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A 'Best of the Best' Wayne Skeeters Outing
11 February 2005 | by MesquiteerSee all my reviews

If you have any partiality towards B oaters then this is impossible not to like. In fact, it is in my Top 10 for this category of less-than-A sagebrush sagas. Some complain the emphasis in the Wayne Mesquiteer movies was on him and not the group. I think the camaraderie aspect is handled with gusto by director George Sherman right up front in the story and suitably reinforced throughout the plot. Granted, Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin has too many "I'll look after the horses!" moments but he is not left to get lost. Ray Corrigan as Tucson Smith has wonderful times of camera mugging, a comedic style for which he has never been properly acknowledged. John Wayne, is, well, John Wayne, a presence to be reckoned with. The Duke's "Listen Mr. Big Chest" remark to Corrigan as they duel verbally over the femme interest is a great moment. Undoubtedly unscripted.

This Mesquiteer epic also has more plot, more action and more stunts than most in the series. Hey, and a flag-wavin', patriotic story line that takes you right back to a kinder era. Herbert Yates, the head of Republic Pictures, obviously knew what (who) he had on contract and was actually investing in his product. It shows throughout the picture. The is a big B. And when the Mesquiteers do that triple-tandem leap onto a moving covered wagon, well, you've got all the thrills, all the action and all the spirit of "all for one, one for all" trigger trio cowboy flick any fan could stand.


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