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 5: Valley of Death
Jim Bowie (Hal Taliaferro) manages to drag Clark Stuart (Ray Corrigan) to safety moments before the landslide reaches his wagon. Kit Carson (Sammy McKim), meanwhile, wanders off and is captured by Macklin (Maston Williams) and Smith (Charles King), who use the kid to lure Stuart into a trap. In the ensuing struggle, Macklin manages to steal Stuart’s credentials, valuable tools in the villainous Lieutenant Governor Dupray’s efforts to sabotage a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico. With the help of Davy Crockett (Jack Perrin), Stuart sneaks into the lieutenant governor’s compound but is discovered hiding in a closet. As chapter five reaches its conclusion, Dupray (LeRoy Mason) orders his soldiers to open fire.
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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