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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 »


George Sherman


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




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')


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 »


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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


| (Western Channel print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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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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