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The Gay Caballero (1940)

Approved | | Western | 4 October 1940 (USA)
The Cisco Kid and his buddy Gordito arrive in town and learn that Cisco is supposedly dead. Not only that: Before his death, he is believed to have attempted to steal Susan Wetherby's land.

Director:

Otto Brower

Writers:

Albert Duffy (screen play), John Francis Larkin (screen play) (as John Larkin) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cesar Romero ... Cisco Kid aka Chicuelo
Sheila Ryan ... Susan Wetherby
Robert Sterling ... Billy Brewster
Chris-Pin Martin ... Gordito
Janet Beecher ... Kate Brewster
Edmund MacDonald ... Joe Turner
Jacqueline Dalya ... Carmelita
C. Montague Shaw ... George Wetherby (as Montague Shaw)
Hooper Atchley ... Sheriff McBride
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Storyline

The Cisco Kid and his buddy Gordito arrive in town and learn that Cisco is supposedly dead. Not only that: Before his death, he is believed to have attempted to steal Susan Wetherby's land. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

O'Henry's debonair desperado...the Cisco Kid...rides again...quicker on the draw...more gay and gallant than ever! (original pressbook ad - including reference to O. Henry as "O'Henry."

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banditernas skräck See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The production was stopped in early June 1940, when Cesar Romero broke his leg. It resumed on 5 August 1940. In the interim, director Otto Brower served as second unit director on the film Brigham Young (1940) and directed Youth Will Be Served (1940). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Boys in the Band (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)
(uncredited)
Music by Felipe A. Partichela
Variations played in the score often
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Fast B
19 February 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This, the fourth episode in Twentieth-Century-Fox's B series of the Cisco Kid, has Cesar Romero pretending to be dead, aided by a grave and a man who claim to have killed the Kid. The story is well done -- Fox's B unit was probably the best among the majors at this period -- and Edward Cronjager's usual excellent cinematography -- lots of process shots and a tremendous number of basic two-shots -- is handsome without being intrusive.

I am mildly surprised that the Fox Movie Channel is running these amusing little second features so freely -- an attempt by them to run some Charlie Chan movies a couple of years ago raised a lot of fuss about stereotypes: one would not, of course, wish to show movies that implied that an ethnic Chinese man would automatically be the smartest person in the room, or that his U.S.-born children would act like American kids.


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