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Although the film's onscreen credits state that it is based on a book by William Colt MacDonald, no corroborating evidence has been found that the source is an actual book. It is more likely that Hit the Saddle is based on the characters created by MacDonald, as are most of the other Three Mesquiteers westerns. Motion Picture Daily noted that "the absence of the usual romantic conclusion is definetely welcome." Modern sources include Bob Burns, Russ Powell, Alan Cavan, George Morrell, Budd Buster, Kernan Cripps and Wally Wales in the cast. For more information on the series, consult the Series Index and for The Three Mesquiteers.