A 12-part serial about the adventures of western legends Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and Kit Carson head and a mysterious “guardian angel” in Indian garb who always materializes just in time to help them out of a scrape.
With Indians on the warpath and trouble brewing in Mexico, an unknown hero on a painted stallion helps government agent Clark Stuart lead a wagon train safely through the Santa Fe Trail.
The Painted Stallion
Episode 2:The Rider of the Stallion
In chapter two of Republic’s The Painted Stallion, United States envoy Clark Stuart manages to roll out of the way of the attacking Comanches. The mysterious girl rider (Julia Thayer), meanwhile, saves the wagon train when one of her whistling arrows kills the Comanche chief (Chief Big Tree). As the train continues its journey, Stuart is ambushed by the nasty Bull Smith (Charles King), but is once again saved by the Rider’s whistling arrows. Bad weather makes the crossing of a raging river a difficult task that becomes even more so when one of Smith’s men, Macklin (Maston Williams), manages to stow away in Elmer’s (Lou Fulton) prairie schooner. Stuart, who has taken over the reigns from the stuttering hillbilly, is knocked unconscious and as episode two reaches its conclusion, the wagon slowly sinks.
Alarmed by Mexico’s independence from Spain, and by the new government’s interest in formalizing relations with America, Santa Fe despot Dupray fears the loss of his outlaw empire. Determined to remain in power, he sends a band of his men to massacre the Jamison wagon train, which is heading toward Santa Fe with diplomat Clark Stuart in tow. If Stuart manages to meet with the new Mexican government, Dupray knows that he and his misbegotten fortune are finished. But this is no ordinary wagon train – along for the ride are famous pioneers Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and a young stowaway by the name of Kit Carson. As Dupray puts one plan after another into action, Stuart and his band of scouts are watched over by the legendary “Painted Stallion” and its mysterious rider, whose whistling arrows warnpioneers of impending danger on the trail.
Ray Corrigan, known for his roles in countless westerns, including the Three Mesquiteers and Range Busters series, stars in this fifteen episode serial. Also appearing are western mainstays Hoot Gibson, Duncan Renaldo, Yakima Canutt, Jack Perrin ,Hal Taliaferro and Charles King.
Cast and Crew:
Director: Alan James/Ray Taylor
Production Company: Republic Pictures
Original Air Date: 1937
Audio & Video: Mono – Black & White
Cast: Ray Corrigan/Clark Stuart
Hoot Gibson /Walter Jamison
LeRoy Mason/Lt. Gov. Alfredo Dupray
Additional details in: IMDB
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