Riders of the Cactus

Riders of the Cactus is a 1931 American western film directed by David Kirkland and starring Hal Taliaferro, Buzz Barton and Fred Church.[1] Location shooting took place in Sonora, California, and the film was made back-to-back with Flying Lariats.

Riders of the Cactus
Directed byDavid Kirkland
Produced byRobert Connell
R.B. Hooper
Written byCharles Connell
David Kirkland
StarringHal Taliaferro
Buzz Barton
Fred Church
CinematographyR.B. Hooper
Edited byCharles Connell
Hooper-Connell Productions
Distributed byBig 4 Film
Release date
July 7, 1931
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


  • Hal Taliaferro as Bob Bronson
  • Buzz Barton as Buzz
  • Fred Church as Jake McKeever, alias Jake Wenzel
  • Lorraine LaVal as Josie
  • Ed Cartwright as Pete
  • Don Wilson as Peon
  • Joe Lawliss as Bill
  • Tete Brady as Hattie McKeever
  • Etta Delmas as Aunt Sarah Casey
  • Gus Anderson as Ranger Captain
  • Sam Garrett as Trick Roper / Ranger


  1. Pitts p.67


  • Michael R. Pitts. Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland & Company, 2005.
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