Hit the Saddle

Hit the Saddle is a 1937 "Three Mesquiteers" Western B-movie[1] starring Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, and Rita Hayworth, before she became famous. The film was directed by Mack V. Wright.

Hit the Saddle
Directed byMack V. Wright
George Blair (assistant)
Produced byNat Levine
Sol C. Siegel (associate)
Written byOliver Drake
Maurice Geraghty
William Colt MacDonald (novel)
StarringBob Livingston
Ray "Crash" Corrigan
Max Terhune
Rita Hayworth
J. P. McGowan
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyJack A. Marta
Edited byMurray Seldeen (supervising)
Tony Martinelli
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • March 3, 1937 (1937-03-03)
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited States


Cattle rancher Rance McGowan intends to capture a herd of wild horses but they are protected US government. He trains and disguises his own horse, Volcano, to lead them in stampedes across other ranches which will lead to the government removing its protection. In the process, however, the local Sheriff is killed by Volcano and the Sheriff's friends, The Three Mesquiteers, become involved. Meanwhile, Stony Brooke wants to marry saloon singer Rita but the other Mesquiteers do not trust her.



  1. "The Three Mesquiteers Trio Westerns of Republic Pictures". b-westerns.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.

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