25 December 2018 | bkoganbing
A fiery glow
The Red Stallion Of The Rockies is a wild horse that has been terrorizing ranchers
and leading their horses astray to join the herd he's building. But after Arthur
Franz and Wallace Ford hire on as extra hands at Ray Collins's ranch they recognize the horse as one who was a circus performer at the show that closed
after a fire. The horse was thought lost in a fire.
The red comes from some paint dye that Wallace Ford gave the animal giving
his mane a fiery glow. But at night he spooks those who see him and he's
given a dead or alive price by law enforcement.
As for the humans in the cast Franz get in a nasty triangle over Collins's granddaughter Jean Heather with Collins's lout of a nephew Jim Davis. Collins
is a puritanical sort and Heather wants to break free and see something of the
world. Her source of comfort here is her grandmother played by former silent
screen star Leatrice Joy.
Red Stallion Of The Rockies is a nicely photographed story and a fine cast of
players in their roles. The climax of the story is an animal fight with the horse
and a creature you don't suspect as being aggressive. But that's not something
I will reveal.
A family film that holds up well after 70 years.