The Driftin' Kid (1941)

When a herd of wild horses consigned to Mexico is rustled in the USA, the Mexican government sends a special agent to investigate.


Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)


Robert Emmett Tansey (story) (as Robert Emmett), Frances Kavanaugh (story)




Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ... Tom Sterling / Jim Vernon
Betty Miles ... Betty Lane
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Lopez Mendoza
Glenn Strange ... Jeff Payson (as Glen Strange)
Stanley Price ... Rex Jenkins
Fred Hoose ... Sheriff Parker
Slim Andrews ... Salesman Slim
Gene Alsace ... Henchman Blackie
Steve Clark ... Roger Lane
Earl Douglas ... Henchman Ace (as Lou Yaconelli)
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... Henchman Buckhorn (as James Sherridan)
Rusty the Horse Rusty the Horse ... Rusty, Tom's Horse (as Rusty the Wonder Horse)


Jim Vernon (Tom Keene), Arizona rancher, attempting to fulfill a contract to deliver wild horses to the Mexican government, learns that his first consignment of 200 horses has been stolen by a borderland gang of rustlers. The Mexican authorities send Tom Sterling (Tom Keene) to investigate the theft. When he arrives in town he discovers that he is being mistaken for Jim Vernon. Since the two me look exactly alike, Jim goes into hiding while Tom impersonates him. Gang leader Ace Reed (Earl Douglas), unaware of the switch, puts the stolen horses back onto Jim's ranch, hoping the latter will be strung up for a horse thief and he and his gang can take over Jim's ranch and Mexico contract. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The fightin'est, shootin'est, ridin'est role an western hero ever had to play! Cyclonic action! See more »


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Release Date:

17 October 1941 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film received its earliest documented telecasts in New York City Tuesday 14 September 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Chicago Wednesday 19 January 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), in Philadelphia Monday 19 September 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3), and in Los Angeles Sunday 9 July 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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