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Born to the Saddle (1953)

Approved | | Western | 15 March 1953 (USA)
When a young man agrees to race a wonderful quarter horse, a crooked, wife abusing, gambler has plans to sabotage the contest.


William Beaudine


Gordon Ray Young (novel) (as Gordon Young), Adele Buffington (screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Leif Erickson ... Bob Marshall
Donald Woods ... Matt Daggett
Rand Brooks ... John Grant
Chuck Courtney ... Bill Walton
Karen Morley ... Kate Daggett
Glenn Strange ... Tom Roper
Robert J. Anderson ... Ricky Summers (as Bob Anderson)
Milton Kibbee ... Doctor Granden
Boyd Davis Boyd Davis ... Judge Trumbull
Lucille Thompson Lucille Thompson ... Doris
Dolores Prest Dolores Prest ... Jerri Marshall
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Jeff Sanger
Dan White ... Sheriff


Bent on revenge for the death of his father and the theft of their ranch, young Bill Walton rides into town seeking the aid of his uncle. As he rides into town, he takes a bullet meant for gambler Matt Daggett and across the street lies his uncle, victim of the gambler's gun. Dagget looks on Bill as 'good luck' and nurses him back to health and gives him the job of training "Blue Chip", the fastest quarter horse in the west, for a big race. Bill doesn't know that Dagget plans to fix the race and put his own money on another horse at heavy odds. Quartered at the nearby ranch of John Grant, Bill meets Jerri Marshall, daughter of Bob Marshall, who lost "Blue Chip" to Daggett in a crooked gambling deal. Grant gets mixed up in a stage coach robbery and killing and rides back to the ranch with Daggett henchman Red Roper. When Roper tries to molest a woman, Bill bluffs him with an empty gun and forces him back to town. Roper is arrested for the killing and implicates Grant. Incited by ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 March 1953 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Fine little black & white western from the '50's.
13 February 2008 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie really ain't anything too spectacular but it's a pleasant enough western to watch.

It's a pleasantly slow going movie (which western isn't?) and takes it time to set up things and characters. Granted that it doesn't have the most interesting story or main character but it's all good enough to maintain your interest throughout. It's not a movie that bores, even though not an awful lot is happening. So just don't expect any long big gun fights or anything of that sort. It's a pretty 'innocent' sort of western.

It doesn't have an all too common main story for a western, which is also involving domestic violence and an horse race, among other things. This is a sort of a 'pleasant' change and approach to the genre. It works out original, since the movie starts off as your typical revenge flick but in the end the story has a whole lot more in it. It however on the other hand at times also means that this movie isn't the most interesting the genre has to offer.

Guess it's a sort of a pointless redundant movie to watch but when you do watch it you most likely won't be bored or regret it, especially of course when your a fan of the western genre and western's from the '40's/'50's in particular.



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