Saddle Tramp  [DVD]Jeol McCrea (actor)
Wanda Hendrix (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 73 min
Quality: Excellent (4:3)
An engaging western starring the laconic Joel McCrea as a cowboy who takes care of four orphaned children, trying to keep them a secret from his child-hating boss. It was made as a family film, but director Hugo Fregonese manages to avoid sentimentality - no mean feat given the nature of the material.
The Technicolor location photography by Charles Boyle is particularly attractive, and Wanda Hendrix (Mrs Audie Murphy at the time) makes a perky heroine. A very appealing and charming film.