The Lion and the Horse

1952

The Lion and the Horse

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The Lion and the Horse is one of the best efforts to come out of Bryan Foy's "B"-picture unit at Warner Bros. Steve Cochran stars as Ben Kirby, an easygoing cowboy who is dead set on owning a magnificent wild stallion. After Kirby and his partners capture the horse, the animal is purchased outright by nasty rodeo operator Dave Tracy (Ray Teal). Cruelly exploiting the horse as a bronco-busting attraction, Tracy refuses all entreaties to sell back the steed to Kirby, whereupon the latter "appropriates" the horse and heads for the high country. Taking refuge on the ranch owned by Cas Bagley (Harry Antrim), Kirby begins to train the horse himself. When Tracy catches up with Kirby, the horse panics and kills the villainous rodeo owner. Slated for destruction, the horse redeems itself in a manner that explains the film's title. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Steve Cochran
as Ben Kirby
Ray Teal
as Dave Tracy
Bob Steele
as Mat Jennings
Harry Antrim
as Cas Bagley
George O'Hanlon
as `Shorty' Cameron
Ed Hinton
as Al Richie
William Fawcett
as `Pappy' Cole
House Peters Jr.
as `Rocky' Steuber
Lane Chandler
as The Sheriff
Charles Stevens
as Deputy Britt
Jack Williams
as Steve Collier
Tom Tyler
as Bud Sabin
Billy Dix
as Clint Adams
Steven Peck
as Jiggs Dalton
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