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Ride on Vaquero (1941)

Honest robber Cisco despises kidnapping and aids the law in unearthing a kidnapping gang. He also flirts with a dance hall girl.

Director:

Herbert I. Leeds

Writers:

Samuel G. Engel (screenplay), O. Henry (character: The Cisco Kid) (as William Sydney Porter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cesar Romero ... Cisco Kid
Mary Beth Hughes ... Sally Slocum
Lynne Roberts ... Marquerita Martinez
Chris-Pin Martin ... Gordito
Robert Lowery ... Carlos Martinez
Ben Carter ... Watchman Bullfinch
William Demarest ... Bartender Barney
Robert Shaw ... Lieutenant Kirk
Edwin Maxwell ... Dan Clark
Paul Sutton ... Sleepy
Don Costello ... Redge
Arthur Hohl ... Sheriff Johnny Burns
Irving Bacon ... Jailer Smoky
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Curly
Paul Harvey ... Colonel Warren
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Storyline

The Cisco Kid is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito, he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita. At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally, who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff and an army officer enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark and Redge, meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Price On His Head... and A Noose Dangling Above It!

Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Balas e Beijos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Last of the Romero Ciscos
1 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Cesar Romero is the Cisco Kid in the sixth and last of his appearances as the bandito. He's in the brig, but Colonel Paul Harvey cuts him a deal: if Cisco will escape and investigate a gang, there'll be a pardon if he's successful. At first he says no. When it turns out to be a kidnapping ring and they're holding an old friend of his, he agrees, takes the Colonel's guns, frees Chris-Pin Martin as Pancho and off they go, pursued and pursuing.

It's not the best of Romero's Cisco Kid Bs for 20th Century-Fox, but it's short and picks up steam, when Cisco runs into Mary Beth Hughes (for the second time in the series). As always, Pancho's simple greed and bloodthirstiness are funny, no effort is made to cast against type, and Ben Carter, Mantan Moreland's old stage partner, is very funny in an underplayed role.


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