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Heroes of the Saddle (1940)

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56 min | Sport, Western

Montana Bill Bell, a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico Renaldo, is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy in an orphanage while they earn enough money to ...See moreMontana Bill Bell, a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico Renaldo, is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy in an orphanage while they earn enough money to qualify for her adoption. Visiting the orphanage, they discover that Peggy's foot has been injured in an accident. The superintendent, Melloney, silences Peggy when she attempts to tell them about it. Despite their suspicions they agree to raise the $400 needed for special treatment required for Peggy's injury. To raise the money, Stony boxes four rounds in an exhibition with "Killer" McCully and succeeds in knocking him out. Taking the money to the orphanage, the Mesquiteers are impressed when they find that Melloney has stretched his budget and purchased the equipment already. They are unaware that Melloney and associate J. D. Crone did so to keep attention from being focused on the home, as they are exploiting the kids and taking funds allotted to running the orphanage. When Stony sees a small boy being bullied by an attendant, he hears enough to convince him that a child-labor sweatshop is being run in the basement. In the garb of a "Masked Rider", and with the aid of Rusty, Rico and nurse Ruth Miller, the job of rescuing the children and convicting the crooks begins. Written by Les Adams See less
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William Colt MacDonald (characters) | Jack Natteford (original screenplay)
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Updated Jan 12, 1940

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Jan 12, 1940 (United States)

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Robert Livingston
Stony Brooke Stony Brooke   See fewer
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Raymond Hatton
Rusty Joslin Rusty Joslin   See fewer
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Patsy Parsons
Peggy Bell (as Patsy Lee Parsons) Peggy Bell (as Patsy Lee Parsons)   See fewer
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Loretta Weaver
Ruth Miller Ruth Miller   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Superintendent Melloney Superintendent Melloney   See fewer
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William Royle
J. D. Crone J. D. Crone   See fewer
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Vince Barnett
Night Watchman Night Watchman   See fewer
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Jack Roper
Killer McCully Killer McCully   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Wilson Wilson   See fewer
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Ethyl May Halls
Miss Dobbs (as Ethel May Halls) Miss Dobbs (as Ethel May Halls)   See fewer
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Al Taylor
Henchman Hendricks Henchman Hendricks   See fewer
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Chief John Big Tree
Rodeo Indian (uncredited) Rodeo Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Man at Cafe (uncredited) Man at Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Card
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited) Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Coats
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dolores Dean
Orphanage Girl (uncredited) Orphanage Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Deems
Orphanage Boy (uncredited) Orphanage Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Dillard
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited) Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Rodeo Announcer (uncredited) Rodeo Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Hanlon
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darwood Kaye
Orphanage Boy (uncredited) Orphanage Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kermit Maynard
Montana Bill Bell (uncredited) Montana Bill Bell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Prather
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Terry
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 9 votes