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The Tulsa Kid (1940)

Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Oliver Drake (original screen play), Anthony Coldeway (original screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Tom Benton - aka Tulsa Kid
Noah Beery ... Montana Smith
Luana Walters ... Mary Wallace
David Durand ... Bob Wallace
George Douglas George Douglas ... Dirk Saunders
Ethan Laidlaw ... Nick Carson - Henchman
Stanley Blystone ... Sam Ellis
John Elliott ... Judge Perkins
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Austin
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Snowflake - the Cook (as Snowflake)
Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders ... Musicians (as Jimmy Wakely and his 'Roughriders')
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Storyline

Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that taught him how to shoot. Tom no longer carries a gun but when Wallace gets into trouble, he straps it on once again and goes to face Montana. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BULLETS FLY!...BANDITS FLEE!...When the Tulsa Kid declares war on range rackets that threaten to wipe out the west! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cow boy dynamitis See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Western Channel print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Montana Smith: Why didn't you stampede along with your herd, young fella?
Bob Wallace: Because this is my water hole.
Montana Smith: Well, now, I heard different.
Bob Wallace: Sam Ellis agreed it was when he sold me the ranch.
Montana Smith: Maybe so. I ain't no lawyer...
Bob Wallace: Nooo. No, just a gunman.
Montana Smith: Well, that's what they pay me for, yes.
Bob Wallace: Killin' people?
Montana Smith: I never killed anyone who didn't try to get me first.
Bob Wallace: Am I to take that as a warning?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!
(1879) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by James Allen Bland
Performed by Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders
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Noah Beery is the Whole Show
22 September 2001 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

A routine B western, with Don Barry as the most wooden actor in a fairly competent cast which is headed by Noah Beery. Beery is fun to watch as Barry's mentor, as a good bad guy, or a bad good guy, & what a great, deep voice he has! Things are interesting while Beery is on screen, & when he's off screen, I found myself waiting for him to return. There's a little romance thrown in (Luana Walters has very little to do & is wasted in her role) & a little music (one song by Jimmy Wakely). For some reason, the director decided to block the dancers' legs from audience view with a table while they were dancing. Barry doesn't carry a gun for most of the movie, so he's not entirely involved in most of the action scenes, but we get a few nice shots of him doing his own riding, & he seems pretty good at it. If you like this kind of western, you'll probably like Roy Rogers better. I rate it 5/10.


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