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 »
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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
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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 »
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 »
Get your men under cover and don't fire until I give you the signal.
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Nice little serial for fans of classic western heroes
The Painted Stallion is a nice, if somewhat short chapterplay. It's got a lot going for it...Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, Jack Perrinb(as Davy Crockett(, Duncan Renaldo (in a limited though slimy villain role), Hal Taliaferro (as Jim Bowie)...and a lot of great action scenes.
My only real complaint about this serial is that there is way too much reuse of footage...in fact one sequence is repeated word-for-word in two separate chapters. There are a couple of canyon ambushes that feature the same people falling to their dooms in each ambush. I know that they hafta do what they hafta do to cut costs...but that is a tad ridiculous.
Other than that, this is a really enjoyable serial, especially for a western serial. I'm a fan of the old b-westerns but western serials tend to drag on interminably at times. This one was fast paced and a joy to watch.
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