Saddle Tramp

Saddle Tramp

Hugo Fregonese (1950)

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Our Score
An engaging western starring the laconic Joel McCrea as a cowboy who takes care of four orphaned children, trying to keep them a secret from his child-hating boss. It was made as a family film, but director Hugo Fregonese manages to avoid sentimentality - no mean feat given the nature of the material. The Technicolor location photography by Charles Boyle is particularly attractive, and Wanda Hendrix (Mrs Audie Murphy at the time) makes a perky heroine. A very appealing and charming film.


A cowboy takes on the task of raising the four orphaned children of his recently deceased best friend. The brood of youngsters capture his heart and eventually take over his entire life, as he battles to keep them a secret from his child-hating boss. Family Western, starring Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix, John Russell and John McIntire.

Cast & Crew

Chuck Conner Joel McCrea
Della Wanda Hendrix
Rocky John Russell
Jess Higgins John McIntire
Ma Higgins Jeanette Nolan
Pop Russell Simpson
Mr Hartnagle Ed Begley
Robbie Stevens Jimmy Hunt
Director Hugo Fregonese
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdGuidance: Contains some violence.
Drama Children's