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Wildfire (1945)

Passed | | Western | 18 July 1945 (USA)
Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)

Writers:

W.C. Tuttle (original story), Frances Kavanaugh (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Happy Haye
Sterling Holloway ... Alkali Jones
John Miljan ... Pete Fanning
Eddie Dean ... Sheriff Johnny Deal
Virginia Maples Virginia Maples ... Judy Gordon
Sarah Padden ... Aunt Agatha
Gene Alsace ... Henchman Buck Perry (as Rocky Camron)
Francis Ford ... Ezra Mills (as Frances Ford)
William Farnum ... Judge Polson
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Henchman Moose Harris (as 'Wee Willie' Davis)
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Storyline

Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, Happy catches the outlaws but the Judge not only releases them, he discharges the Sheriff and tries to arrest Happy for rustling. Happy escapes and he and the Sheriff then set out to prove who the real rustlers are. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thrilling - Amazing! STORY OF A WILD HORSE WHO KNEW GOOD FROM BAD AND RISKED LIFE AND FREEDOM TO SAVE TWO WHO BEFRIENDED HIM...FROM DEATH! (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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This was Screen Guild Productions' first release. See more »

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On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan
Written by Glenn Strange and Eddie Dean
Sung by Eddie Dean
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A Most Remarkable Wild Stallion
27 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Bob Steele and Eddie Dean teamed on this B western done in color, but the title role of Wildfire was played by a horse. A most remarkable wild stallion who is being blamed for the loss of stock by several ranchers.

Steele and sidekick Sterling Holloway are horse traders and Dean is the local sheriff. After Holloway is shot by the bad guys, Steele and Dean join forces to apprehend the bad guys and clear the good name of Wildfire.

This is a nice independent production from Screen Gems Features which I believe later merged into Columbia Pictures. Dean who was a singing cowboy gets to warble a couple of nice sagebrush ballads. The color utilized was something not often seen in B pictures from poverty row studios.

Fans of the B western should like this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildfire: The Story of a Horse See more »

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Production Co:

Action Pictures (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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