MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 100,543 this week

The Painted Stallion (1937)

 -  Western  -  5 June 1937 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive ... See full summary »

Writers:

(original story), (original story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 241 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 56 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 134 titles
created 01 Aug 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 
a list of 181 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Painted Stallion (1937)

The Painted Stallion (1937) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Painted Stallion.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. ... See full summary »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane
Stars: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue
Jungle Girl (1941)
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Frances Gifford, Tom Neal, Trevor Bardette
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey
Hatari! (1962)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ?

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger
Ship of Fools (1965)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

1933: An ocean liner belonging to a second-rate German company is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz, Mexico to Bremerhaven, Germany. Along the way it will stop in Cuba to pick up... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Corrigan ...
...
LeRoy Mason ...
Lt. Gov. Alfredo Dupray (as Leroy Mason)
Duncan Renaldo ...
Sammy McKim ...
Hal Taliaferro ...
Jack Perrin ...
Ed 'Oscar' Platt ...
Oscar (as Oscar)
Lou Fulton ...
Elmer (as Elmer)
Jean Carmen ...
The Rider (as Julia Thayer)
Yakima Canutt ...
Tom
Maston Williams ...
Macklin (as Matson Williams)
Duke Taylor ...
Henchman Bill
Loren Riebe ...
George DeNormand ...
Edit

Storyline

The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive and he sends out his men to stop them. The wagon train then has to endure repeated attacks but is aided by a mysterious rider that shoots singing arrows and rides a painted stallion. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Its Mystery Rider streaks into the night to save a new nation from disaster! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 June 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caravane de l'enfer  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$109,164 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The rights to Hal G. Evarts' story were sold to Republic Pictures by his widow. Ironically, the serial isn't faithful whatsoever to Evarts' original story: the writers substituted an entirely different story. See more »

Goofs

The "mule" Roberto, introduced in Chapter Seven, is actually a small horse which has been made up to look like a mule. I know modern mules have long tail hair, but this movie is set at a time before they were even bred, and the word "mule" meant the same thing as "donkey." Even its braying is fake and has been dubbed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zamorro: Get your men under cover and don't fire until I give you the signal.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One Interesting Diplomatic Mission
12 August 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Though no years are actually mentioned the time that the action of this serial takes place is 1821 when Mexico gained its independence from Spain. LeRoy Mason and his chief henchman Duncan Renaldo have been running things for the Spanish government in Santa Fe, but now with a new country and a shift in power, their position is compromised purportedly.

Of course this is of some interest in Washington, DC where the president would have been James Monroe and the Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. They send Ray Corrigan on a diplomatic mission to negotiate a trade treaty for Americans in Santa Fe.

Ray Corrigan may have been the most unusual diplomat ever sent on a trade mission by our State Department. Instead of going to Mexico City to negotiate with the government there, he's sent to Santa Fe to deal with provincial officials. And of course every diplomat I know comes not only with letters of credentials, but six guns and buckskins. Six guns, by the way, that Samuel Colt has not invented yet.

Corrigan hooks up with a wagon train headed by wagonmaster Hoot Gibson. Also along for the ride are scouts Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie who never met until the Alamo and also there's young scout-in-training, Kit Carson.

Gibson and Corrigan with the aide of their trusty scouts and a mysterious Indian princess who rides a painted stallion and shoots 'singing' arrows get the wagon train through and then have to deal with the bad guys after getting to Santa Fe.

Every time I see one of these old movie serials I am astounded at how bad they are. Forget Olivier and Brando, the guys who had to say some of this dialog with a modicum of sincerity may be the greatest players the world has ever known. I can't see how the cast kept a straight face.

I guess this only proves one thing, one of the qualifications of a U.S. diplomat back in the day was one's ability with a six gun. And seeing how Ray Corrigan constantly got himself out of one scrape after another, John Quincy Adams would have been proud.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music as heard in 'The Painted Stallion' ddorto43
Discuss The Painted Stallion (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?