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The following shots are from The Three Mesquiteers' feature film, Riders of the Whistling Skull:

The skull in the upper right corner of the above photo is a matte painting.

DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take Interstate 10 east. Take SR (state route) 111 south towards the Salton Sea. In Mecca, turn left onto 66th Ave. This runs into Box Canyon Road which will take you through the Mecca Hills Recreation Area. In the hills, turn onto Painted Canyon Road and enter Painted Canyon by foot.


"Riders of the Whistling Skull" (Republic 1937) Directed by: Mack V. Wright. Cast: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Mary Russell, Yakima Canutt, Roger Williams, Fern Emmett, C. Montague Shaw, John Ward, George Godfrey, Frank Ellis, Earle Ross, Chief Thunder Cloud, John Van Pelt, Edward Piel, Jack Kirk, Iron Eyes Cody, Tom Steele, Wally West, Tracy Layne, Eddie Bowland, Ken Cooper.

"The Painted Stallion" (Republic 1937) Directed by: William Witney, Alan James, Ray Taylor. Cast: Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Duncan Renaldo, Sammy McKim, Hal Taliaferro, Jack Perrin, Ed Platt, Lou Fulton, Julia Thayer, Yakima Canutt, Maston Williams, Duke Taylor, Loren Riebe, George DeNormand, Gordon DeMain, Charles King, Lafe McKee.

"The Marauders" (MGM 1955) Directed by: Gerald Mayer. Cast: Dan Duryea, Jeff Richards, Kennan Wynn, Jurma Lewis, John Hudson, Harry Shannon, David Kasday.

"The Rare Breed" (Universal 1966) Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills, Don Galloway, David Brian, Jack Elam, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Perry Lopez.

"The Professionals" (Columbia 1966) Directed by: Richard Brooks. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Bellamy, Woody Strode, Joe De Santis, Rafael Bertrand, Jorge Martinez de Hoyos, Marie Gomez, Jose Chavez, Carlos Romero, Vaughn Taylor.