Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)

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In perhaps their most unusual Western adventure, the Three Mesqueteers -- Stony (Bob Livingston), Tucson (Ray Corrigan), and Lullaby (Max Terhune) -- go in search of Professor Marsh (John Van Pelt), an archeologist who vanished while searching for the lost city of Lukachukai. Along for the ride are Marsh's daughter, Betty (Mary Russell); Rutledge (Roger Williams); and an Indian guide, Otah (Yakima Canutt). The expedition heads straight for the Whistling Skull, a huge rock formation in the "nostril" of which the Mesqueteers discover the missing scientist, gaunt but alive among several mummies. Both Rutledge and Otah prove to be less than helpful, however, and at one point Betty and Stony go missing and are feared lost. As Tucson learns, the natives are under the influence of a fanatical white man, but who is he? Oliver Drake and John Rathmell's screenplay was later reworked into a latter-day Charlie Chan thriller The Feathered Serpent (1949), which featured Bob Livingston as the villain.

Cast

Bob Livingston
as Stony Brooke
Max "Alibi" Terhune
as Lullaby Joslin
Mary Russell
as Betty Marsh
Fern Emmett
as Henrietta
John Ward
as Brewster
Earle Ross
as Prof. Cleary
Frank Ellis
as Coggins
Chief Thundercloud
as High Priest
John Van Pelt
as Prof. Marsh
Jack Kirk
as Deputy
Tracy Layne
as Henchman
Robert Livingston
as Stony Brooke
Ken Cooper
as Indian (uncredited)
Tom Steele
as Indian (uncredited)
Wally West
as Indian (uncredited)
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