King of the Stallions (1942) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In this western, set in the Western wilderness, a wily and dangerous wild stallion, the leader of a pack of wild horses, threatens all that enter his domain including humans. Both Indians and cowboys are after the stallion Only brave Chief Ha-Ha-Wi can tame him.

  • Horse rancher "Pop" Clark (Gordon DeMain), with his foreman Steve Mason (Dave O'Brien), and other ranchers, visits the Indian village to accuse the natives of rustling part of his herd of horses, although the animals have really been rustled by Barlow (Ted Adams) and his gang to sell to the U.S. Army. Little Coyote (Ric Vallin) , son of Chief Matapotan (Chief Yowlachie), denies his tribesmen are guilty, but all except Steve disbelieve him. After the ranchers depart, a party of braves arrive at the village with a wild black stallion they have captured. Little Coyote volunteers to 'break' the wild horse they name Nakoma, but the stallion escapes, and Little Coyote is banned from the village until he recaptures the animal. Meanwhile, Clark is riding his range and discovers Barlow and his gang stealing his horses. But the rustlers kill Clark and leave several beads about to cast suspicion on the Indians. When Steve rides onto the scene, he is shot at by Barlow, and feigns death. Barlow then spreads the story that Clark and Steve killed each other, and his tale is believed by Lucy Clark (Sally Cairns), the murdered man's daughter. Little Coyote recaptures and tames Thunder and is returning to the village. Both he and Steve discover Barlow rustling the remainder of the Clark herd. At this moment Paint, another wild stallion, appears with his herd...and is defeated in a fight to the death by Thunder. In the ensuing gunplay Barlow is killed by an Indian Hermit, Falling Rain Cloud, after an incriminating conversation overheard by Lucy, absolving Steve of the murder of her father and the Indians of horse stealing. Little Coyote rides Nakoma, the king of the stallions back to his village where he is received with approval by his tribesmen and his sweetheart Bluebird (Barbara Felker.)

  • Both Indians and cowboys are after a beautiful stallion, the leader of a pack of wild horses.


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