Black Horse Canyon

Black Horse Canyon

Jesse Hibbs (1954)

81min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Joel McCrea may be top-billed in this fitfully entertaining Universal western, but his limelight is stolen by a superb wild stallion called Outlaw who won the 1955 Patsy Award of Excellence for animal actors. Here, Outlaw plays the horse that McCrea's co-stars Mari Blanchard and Murvyn Vye want to capture for breeding purposes, and that's about it as far as the plot is concerned. It's directed by Jesse Hibbs from a warm-hearted screenplay by the prolific Daniel Mainwaring, who's better known as the writer of film noir classics Build My Gallows High and The Big Steal.

Summary

A rancher and his son try to capture and tame a stallion that has been luring mares away from other farms and into the wild. Also seeking the animal are a female rancher, who becomes the focus of a love triangle between father and son, and a disreputable horse farmer. Western, starring Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard and Race Gentry.

Cast & Crew

Del Rockwell Joel McCrea
Alida Spain Mari Blanchard
Ti Race Gentry
Jennings Murvyn Vye
Doc Irving Bacon
Duke John Pickard
Sheriff Ewing Mitchell
Juanita Pilar Del Rey
Director Jesse Hibbs
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd
Drama