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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.

Director:

Louis King

Writer:

Crane Wilbur
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Cast

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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Coasting
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Hager and Justin Ring
Played when the men go to watch Skyrocket, and Wildfire is led down the chute
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A man and his struggle to save a wild horse
11 January 2011 | by kinder-1See all my reviews

this was an offbeat role for Steve Cochran who was typecast in Hollywood in tough guy, gangster roles. The rapport between the cowboy, the stallion and a young girl played by Sherry Jackson was gentle and realistic. Filmed in Warner color, on location in Wyoming, it rings true to life as the cowboy searches for and rescues a horse from a short, cruel life in a rodeo. There is humor and action, with an escaped circus lion, a brutal owner, as the cowboy bonds with the abused animal. A good film for adults and children and a plea for the protection of wild horses. (still in jeopardy today) And if you are a Steve Cochran fan, a rare treat. And the film scheduled to be shown on TCM in late January, if only this might result in a DVD release, we wouldd have a happy ending for sure:)


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