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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 »


Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)


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

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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)


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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Guns Roared Amid Thundering Hoofs as the Law and a WILD HORSE brought peace and order to a Horse Rustling country! See more »




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Release Date:

18 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildfire: The Story of a Horse See more »

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Action Pictures (II) See more »
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Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Screen Guild Productions' first release. See more »


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Sung by Eddie Dean
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The colorful west !
30 April 2008 | by ca-corbettSee all my reviews

This 1945 Cinecolor B-western favorite features the great Bob Steele in a tale of wrangling, rustling & revenge . A magnificent but untamed horse named Wildfire is wrongfully blamed for rustling and horse-wrangling!

This was a rare color film for Bob Steele, with a unique twist on the standard sagebrush movie plot. Steele is very good here in the action scenes and was one of the better Cowboy heroes of the day. It was fun to see the singing cowboy Eddie Dean in the co-starring role as the local Sheriff !

Many of the films from this era are indistinguishable from each other, but the plot, performances and Cinecolor presentation make this a must-see for the Western fan. A notch above the average oater !

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