Wild Horse Mesa (1947 film)
|Wild Horse Mesa|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Wallace Grissell|
|Produced by||Herman Schlom|
|Screenplay by||Norman Houston|
|Based on||Wild Horse Mesa
by Zane Grey
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Edited by||Desmond Marquette|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
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.
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.
- 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
The film was shot at RKO's backlot in Encino and at Lone Pine.
- 'GANGSTER' ARRIVES Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Dec 1947: 14.
- Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p222
- Wild Horse Mesa on IMDb
- Wild Horse Mesa at the TCM Movie Database
- Wild Horse Mesa at AllMovie
- Review of film at Variety
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