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The Three Mesquiteers

The Three Mesquiteers(1936)

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This film was the first in Republic's Three Mesquiteers Series, which included fifty-eight films produced from 1936 through 1943. The characters of Stony, Tucson Smith and Lullaby Joslin first appeared in the 1935 Beacon Production, The Law of 45's, although the surname of the character Stony was "Martin" in that film, rather than "Brook," as it was in the novels and the Republic series. RKO made another Three Mesquiteer film previous to the Republic series in 1935 under the title Powdersmoke Range. The character of Lullaby Joslin was called "Rusty Joslin" in some early films; and all three characters did not always appear together after 1938. This film was shot on location at Lone Pine, CA. A news item in Daily Variety on August 7, 1936 stated that the production crew returned to Lone Pine to clean up location scenes; the production was halted several weeks previously when Robert Livingston received a gunshot wound in the leg. Film Daily erroneously lists Max Terhune as "Lullaby Joslin" in this film. Terhune appeared as "Lullaby" in many films of the series, beginning with Ghost Town Gold. For more information about the series, consult the Series Index.