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The Gay Amigo (1949)

The Cisco Kid and Pancho are mistakenly identified as leaders of an outlaw band. While the cavalry runs them down, they must hunt down the real bad guys.


Wallace Fox


Doris Schroeder (original screenplay), O. Henry (character)


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Complete credited cast:
Duncan Renaldo ... The Cisco Kid
Leo Carrillo ... Pancho
Armida ... Rosita
Joe Sawyer ... Sergeant McNulty
Walter Baldwin ... Stoneham - Editor
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Brack
Kenneth MacDonald ... Captain Lewis
George DeNormand ... Corporal
Clayton Moore ... Lieutenant
Fred Crane ... Duke - Henchman
Helen Servis Helen Servis ... Tall Woman on Stage
Beverly Jons ... Blonde on Stage
Bud Osborne ... Stage Driver
Sam Flint ... Ed Paulsen


Chasing Mexican bandits, the Captain sees Cisco and Pancho ride away. Assuming they are the bandits he captures them and then lets them go. He has them followed figuring they will lead him to the entire gang. Cisco learns the editor and the blacksmith are the leaders. He makes the blacksmith think his partner double-crossed him and then joins up with him as his new partner planning to lead the entire gang into a trap. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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DANGER ON THE BORDER...as the West's fightingest hero and his faithful sidekick match brains and bullets with a bloodthirsty border gang! See more »


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Release Date:

13 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Daring Rogue See more »

Filming Locations:

Pioneertown, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Defamation of his people
8 October 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One thing the Cisco Kid will not stand for is a defamation of his people. So when some Americanos dress up as Mexicans and start bandit activity in southern Arizona he springs into action.

At the same time that Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo were starting their weekly television series which I remember so well as a little kid, they also did some feature films of which The Gay Amigo is the first. The title does not refer to Cisco's sexual orientation which was straight.

At the time that Cisco discovers the masquerade the army isn't sure he's not the leader. They assign Sergeant Joe Sawyer to bird dog Cisco and Pancho. He actually proves useful, but only after Cisco thoroughly manipulates him.

There's a bit more plot than usual in this western meant for the kid trade. It still holds up well and Renaldo is one engaging fellow in the lead.

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