Sergeant, Duke, Mesquiteers and Rangers
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 10/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
SADDLE is a highly-regarded Three Mesquiteers programmer co-starring a very young Rita Hayworth. Here some villains want to harvest for dog food a government-protected wild horse herd.
PINTO concerns a horse thief who's shooting the mounts of Pony Express riders. The Texas Rangers try to stop him.
SAGEBRUSH stars John Wayne as a man convicted of a murder he didn't commit. After escaping prison he unknowingly throws in with a gang run by the actual killer.
YUKON features the RCMP's finest, Sgt. Renfrew and his investigation of the suspicious crash of a Mail Service airplane.
Transfer quaility of ECHO BRIDGE DVD 4-fers is average at best; these are not recommended for hi-def or big screen TVs. Source material is often videotape. VOLUME 36 in their extensive GREAT AMERICAN WESTERN collection features the Cisco Kid, Jesse James, 'Lightning' Ken Morgan and Bill Hickok.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(7.9) Hit the Saddle (1937) - Robert Livingston/Ray Corrigan/Max Terhune/Rita Hayworth/Yakima Canutt
(5.5) The Pinto Bandit (1944) - Dave O'Brien/James Newill/Guy Wilkerson/Mady Lawrence (uncredited: Kermit Maynard)
(5.4) Sagebrush Trail (1933) - John Wayne/Nancy Schubert/Lane Chandler/Yakima Canutt
(6.6) Yukon Flight (1940) - James Newill/Lousie Stanley/Warren Hull/William Pawley/Dave O'Brien"