The Night Riders (1939 film)

The Night Riders is a 1939 American "Three Mesquiteers" Western film[1] starring John Wayne, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, and Max Terhune. Wayne played the lead in eight of the fifty-one films in the popular series. The director was George Sherman.

The Night Riders
Theatrical poster
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byWilliam A. Berke
Written byWilliam Colt MacDonald
StarringJohn Wayne
Ray Corrigan
Max Terhune
Music byWilliam Lava
CinematographyJack A. Marta
Edited byLester Orlebeck
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • April 12, 1939 (1939-04-12)
Running time
56 minutes
CountryUnited States


  • John Wayne as Stony Brooke
  • Ray Corrigan as Tucson Smith
  • Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin
  • Elmer as Elmer (Lullaby Joslin's Ventriloquist Dummy) (uncredited)
  • Doreen McKay as Soledad
  • Ruth Rogers as Susan Randall
  • George Douglas as Talbot Pierce, aka Don Luis de Serrano
  • Tom Tyler as Henchman Jackson
  • Kermit Maynard as Sheriff Pratt
  • Sammy McKim as Tim Randall
  • Walter Wills as Hazleton (the Forger)
  • Ethan Laidlaw as Henchman Andrews
  • Edward Peil Sr. as Rancher
  • Tom London as Rancher
  • Jack Ingram as Henchman Wilkins
  • Bill Nestell as Brawler
  • Hank Worden as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Horace Murphy as Riverboat Captain Asa Beckett (uncredited)
  • Yakima Canutt as Mob Member at Gate (uncredited)
  • Bob Card as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Allan Cavan as Judge (uncredited)
  • Dick Dickinson as Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited
  • Art Dillard as Mob Member (uncredited)
  • Curley Dresden as Mob Member (uncredited)
  • Olin Francis as Army Enlistee Getting Socked (uncredited)
  • Jane Keckley as Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
  • Roger Williams as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Nellie Walker as Bit Role (uncredited)
  • Francis Walker as Army Enlistee (uncredited)
  • Eva McKenzie as Irate Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
  • Frankie Marvin as Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
  • Jack Kirk as Tavern Keeper (uncredited)
  • Cactus Mack as Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
  • Georgia Summers
  • Eily Malyon
  • Jack Hendricks as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Glenn Strange as Angry Riverboat Gambler (uncredited)
  • Al Taylor as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Lee Shumway as Rancher (uncredited)
  • George Montgomery as Mob Member (uncredited)
  • David Sharpe as Henchman Rent Collector (uncredited)
  • Hal Price as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Hugh Prosser as Federal Man (uncredited)
  • Frank O'Connor as Washington Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
  • Bud Osborne as Army Enlistee (uncredited)
  • Fred Parker as Prison Chaplain (uncredited)
  • Francis Sayles as President James A. Garfield (uncredited)
  • Georgia Simmons as Irate Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
  • David McKim as Messenger (uncredited)

See also


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