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A Tornado in the Saddle (1942)

Outlaws Slim Stevens and Hutch Dalton are amazed to see gold nuggets fall out of Cannonball's pockets one day in the frontier town of Crestview. They force Cannonball to reveal the location... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writer:

Charles F. Royal (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Russell Hayden ... Sheriff Lucky Crandall
Dub Taylor ... Cannonball
Alma Carroll ... Madge Duncan
Bob Wills ... Bob Wilson (Texas Playboys Band Leader) (as Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys)
The Texas Playboys The Texas Playboys ... Musicians / Cowhands (as Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys)
Tristram Coffin ... Hutch Dalton
Donald Curtis ... Steve Duncan - aka Slim Stevens
Jack Baxley Jack Baxley ... Big Bill Bailey
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Storyline

Outlaws Slim Stevens and Hutch Dalton are amazed to see gold nuggets fall out of Cannonball's pockets one day in the frontier town of Crestview. They force Cannonball to reveal the location of a gold mine he has discovered. Slim, Hutch and their gang members make a beeline for the location, and trespass on the ranch of Big Bill Bailey in doing so. Bailey and his foreman Bob Wilson put up a fight but are losing when sheriff Lucky Crandall arrives and helps drive off the outlaws, but not before one of Bailey's men has been killed. Madge Duncan, Slim's sister, learns of the killing and refuses to let her brother hide in her home. The gang plans an ambush for Lucky, but Lucky has some plans of his own involving a counter-ambush. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A HURRICANE OF HAIR-RAISING ACTION! A WHIRLWIND OF TOE-TICKLING TUNES! (original lobby card- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambushed See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 100 Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, which marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Dusty Skies
Written by Cindy Walker
Performed by Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys
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