Song of the Saddle (1936)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Feb 28, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The second of singing cowboy Dick Foran's Warner Bros. westerns, Song of the Saddle was a decided improvement on the first (Moonlight on the Prairie). Foran is cast as Frank Wilson Jr., who heads Westward to avenge the long-ago murder of his father (Addison Richards). Frank had witnessed the killing, but only has a few fragmentary clues to go by. Ultimately he learns what the audience has known all along, that the killer was ruthless land baron Phineas P. Hook (Charles Middleton); heck, that name alone should have given him away! Among the minor players in Song of the Saddle are former western hero William Desmond, up-and-coming child star (and future Lone Ranger producer) Bonita Granville, and, fleetingly, the Sons of the Pioneers (with Roy Rogers).

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bad-guy, cowboy, death, family-member, father, frontiersman, good-guy, investigation, killing, murder, revenge, son