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The Lion and the Horse (1952)

B-Feature western, a cowboy who snared a wild stallion & sells it to a cruel rodeo owner attempts to buy the horse back.


Louis King


Crane Wilbur




Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Cochran ... Ben Kirby
Wildfire the Horse ... Wildfire (as Wildfire)
Ray Teal ... Dave Tracy
Bob Steele ... Matt Jennings
Harry Antrim Harry Antrim ... Cas Bagley
George O'Hanlon ... 'Shorty' Cameron
Sherry Jackson ... Jenny
Ed Hinton Ed Hinton ... Al Richie
William Fawcett ... 'Pappy' Cole
House Peters Jr. ... 'Rocky' Steuber
Lee Roberts ... Riggs
Lane Chandler ... Sheriff
Charles Stevens ... Deputy Britt
Jack Williams Jack Williams ... Steve Collier
Tom Tyler ... Bud Sabin


B-Feature western, a cowboy who snared a wild stallion & sells it to a cruel rodeo owner attempts to buy the horse back.

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Release Date:

21 November 1952 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der König der Wildnis See more »

Filming Locations:

Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Western Scene
Music by 'J.S Zamecnik'
Played at the rodeo when Ben is told the man's name is Lacey or Macy
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Steve Cochran Rides Wildfire
8 July 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Wild horse training cowboy Steve Cochran (as Ben Kirby) wants to keep a beautiful black stallion for himself, but the animal is sold to a rodeo showman. He finds "Wildfire" being abused by owner Ray Teal (as Dave Tracy), who won't sell. After leaving a refused $600 payment for the horse, Mr. Cochran sets him free. Later, Cochran trains Wildfire while working for Utah rancher Harry Antrim (as Cas Bagley) and bonding with his cute pigtailed granddaughter Sherry Jackson (as Jenny). The family-friendly trio is threatened by a nasty lion and the return of Wildfire's angry owner... There are some spotty production values, but "The Lion and the Horse" gives you a great look at Cochran in an appealing leading role.

****** The Lion and the Horse (5/17/52) Louis King ~ Steve Cochran, Sherry Jackson, Ray Teal, Harry Antrim

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