Saddle Tramp (film)

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Saddle Tramp
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Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Written byHarold Shumate
Produced by Leonard Goldstein
Starring Joel McCrea
Wanda Hendrix
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
Edited byFrank Gross
Color process Technicolor
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 10, 1950 (1950-07-10)(Los Angeles-Premiere)
  • September 21, 1950 (1950-09-21)(United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States

Saddle Tramp is a 1950 American Western film directed by Hugo Fregonese and starring Joel McCrea and Wanda Hendrix. [1] Its uncredited theme song was "The Cry of the Wild Goose" by Frankie Laine.



While travelling through Nevada enroute to California, "saddle tramp" Chuck Conner stays overnight with an old close friend. After the friend is killed falling from his horse, "Uncle Chuck" feels a duty to look after his four young boys, whose mother had died previously. He takes a job on a local ranch, but must conceal his new family from his employer. He also takes in a young woman who has run away from home, and she assists him to tackle a gang of cattle rustlers.


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