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Saddle Tramp (1950)

Passed | | Western | 11 December 1950 (UK)
A saddle tramp unexpectedly becomes foster parent to four children for whom he provides by working on a ranch that's embroiled in a feud with another ranch and cattle rustlers.

Director:

Hugo Fregonese

Writers:

Harold Shumate (story), Harold Shumate (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McCrea ... Chuck Conner
Wanda Hendrix ... Della
John Russell ... Rocky
John McIntire ... Jess Higgins
Jeanette Nolan ... Ma Higgins
Russell Simpson ... Pop
Ed Begley ... Mr. August Hartnagle
Jimmy Hunt ... Robbie
Orley Lindgren ... Tommie
Gordon Gebert Gordon Gebert ... Johnnie
Gregory Moffett Gregory Moffett ... Butch
Antonio Moreno ... Martinez
John Ridgely ... Slim
Walter Coy ... The Stranger
Joaquin Garay Joaquin Garay ... Pancho
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Storyline

Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. They hit the road and he takes a job on a ranch, but he has to keep the children hidden as his boss hates kids. There's also tension with the neighbouring ranch, and when a girl on the run from her nasty uncle joins the family unannounced Chuck wonders what he has done to deserve all this. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma solitaria See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Encore-Westerns Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Cry of the Wild Goose
Written by Terry Gilkyson
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Will the saddle tramp become a head of family?
8 November 2003 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

This film deals lightly with quite an interesting subject: How much of a choice do you have in your life? McCrea wants the freedom of a life with no chains to anything, when suddenly he is in charge of taking care of four boys. This is not what he wants at all, but being a good man he just cannot abandon them. Wanda Hendrix is charming, at the beginning she looks like a young girl about the age of the boys, but then she becomes a beautiful woman. This excellent western, even though is quite predictable, makes you enjoy every minute of it.


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