Cyclone of the Saddle (1935) starring Rex Lease, Janet Chandler, Bobby Nelson, Yakima Canutt, Helen Gibson, Milburn Morante, Chief Thunderbird directed by Elmer Clifton Movie Review

Cyclone of the Saddle (1935)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Rex Lease in Cyclone of the Saddle (1935)

A Breeze Through the Old West

With issues with the wagon trains the army send Andy Thomas (Rex Lease) undercover masquerading as a renegade to find out who is behind the trouble. He finds himself in the company of renegades Cherokee Charlie (George Chesebro) and Snake (Yakima Canutt) who end up joining with a wagon train. When Andy gets close to the attractive Sue (Janet Chandler) who is part of the wagon train it riles Charlie who through his anger kills two Indians. It leads to an Indian uprising and trouble for Andy to sort out.

What we have in "Cyclone of the Saddle" is a typical b-western movie from the mid 1930s the sort which would have seen young boys heading to the picture house on a Saturday morning to get their weekly slice of cowboy and Indian action. It makes it extremely hard to appreciate the movie when watched almost 80 years after its release as that b-movie style of the 1930s is now seriously cheesy. As such I will say now that this western is one for those who are on a mission to watch every western ever made rather than those seeking out entertainment.

But whilst this dated b-western is now seriously corny and often cliche it does feature Yakima Canutt who displays some impressive skills with the whip. It also features Black Fox as the horse belonging to Sue's little brother Dickie and it is one very talented horse that has the ability to communicate with Dickie through nods and stamps. But really that is about it as this is a nothing western which features some reasonable action but then ridiculous outfits and even more ridiculous accents.

What this all boils down to is that as I have already said "Cyclone of the Saddle" is really a western whose only appeal now is for those who are on a mission to watch as many westerns as possible rather than for those looking to be entertained.