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Director  Wallace Grissell
Music director  Paul Sawtell
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Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Western
Screenplay  Norman Houston
Country  United States
Wild Horse Mesa (1947 film) movie poster
Release date  November 13, 1947 (1947-11-13) (USA)
Based on  Wild Horse Mesa  by Zane Grey
Writer  Norman Houston (screenplay), Zane Grey (based on the novel by)
Cast  Tim Holt (Dave Jordan), Nan Leslie (Sue Melhern), Tom Keene (Hod Slack), Jason Robards Sr. (Hod Slack), Tony Barrett (Jim Horn), Richard Martin (Chito Rafferty)
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Tagline  A man who wouldn't stay licked... A horse that couldn't be tamed!

Wild Horse Mesa is a 1947 American Western film directed by Wallace Grissell and starring Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, and Richard Martin, written by Norman Houston based on the novel of the same name by Zane Grey.

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It was the eighth and last of a series of Zane Grey novels filmed by RKO. The book had been previously filmed in 1925 (starring Holt's father) and 1933.

Plot

Two cowboys go to work for a rancher and his beautiful daughter. Together they search for wild horses. When they find the horses, a rival rancher offers to purchase them, but during the transaction he murders the good rancher. The rival rancher is soon killed by one of his own men, and he in turn is killed by the wild horse who is the leader of the herd.

Cast

  • Tim Holt as Dave Jordan
  • Nan Leslie as Sue Melhern
  • Richard Martin as Chito Rafferty
  • Tom Keene as Hod Slack
  • Jason Robards Sr. as Pop Melhern
  • Tony Barrett as Jim Horn
  • Harry Woods as Jay Olmstead
  • William Gould as Marshal Bradford
  • Robert Bray as Tex
  • Dick Foote as Rusty
  • Frank Yaconelli as Clemente
  • Production

    The film was shot at RKO's backlot in Encino and at Lone Pine.

    References

    Wild Horse Mesa (1947 film) Wikipedia
    Wild Horse Mesa (1947 film) IMDb Wild Horse Mesa (1947 film) themoviedb.org


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