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The Cheyenne Kid (1940)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 20 February 1940 (USA)
A ranch owner gives the Cheyenne Kid $1000 and sends him off to buy cattle. At the same time he fires a ranch hand and that hand rides ahead and alerts Jeff Baker about the $1000. Bakers' ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond K. Johnson

Writer:

Tom Gibson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Randall ... The Cheyenne Kid
Louise Stanley ... Ruth Adams
Kenne Duncan ... Chet Adams (as Kenneth Duncan)
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Manuel
Reed Howes ... Jeff Baker
Charles King ... Carson - Henchman
George Chesebro ... Davis - Henchman
Forrest Taylor ... Sheriff
Ed Brady ... Farnum - Storekeeper (as Edward Brady)
Lafe McKee ... Roberts - Ranch Owner
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A ranch owner gives the Cheyenne Kid $1000 and sends him off to buy cattle. At the same time he fires a ranch hand and that hand rides ahead and alerts Jeff Baker about the $1000. Bakers' henchman are too late to get the Kid but they kill the rancher paid by the Kid. The Sheriff then arrests the Kid claiming he murdered the rancher to get the money back and that Baker said he then lost it at his gambling table. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Meet the bulls-eye-blastin' champ of the badlands...in a matchless BULLET BATTLE! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem das Duas Caras See more »

Company Credits

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Philadelphia Wednesday 28 September 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

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Cross-Eyed Son of a Gun
Written by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Performed by Frank Yaconelli
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Good cowboy cast in rather slow story
12 January 2016 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Addison Randall, also known as Jack Randall, was a good-looking guy with a great voice who apparently didn't get the chance he needed to become the star he deserved to be.

He made a good cowboy in the few films he did make, and with better scripts might have made it to the top ranks, as his brother Bob Livingston did.

He is side-kicked here with the excellent "Mexican" partner, Frank Yaconelli, and gets to romance a very lovely Louise Stanley, who was, in fact, lovely enough he was married to her at some time.

There is a good basic story here, extremely well done by the actors, but not so well done by the script. There is at least one hole, and the whole thing moves rather slowly, but it's still a good cowboy movie.

The directing is good, especially the climactic fight scene, with excellent inter-cutting of the close-ups of the combatants.

Besides, Charlie King is in it and his presence always makes a movie better.

He was sided by another veteran bad guy, George Chesebro, who doesn't handle his dialogue especially well, but gets the rest right.

Several movies have been named "The Cheyenne Kid," and Lash LaRue played a character named Cheyenne Davis, and it will be interesting to compare and contrast some of the others.

I recommend this less-than-an-hour programmer. It's fun and available for free at YouTube.


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