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Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930)

El Malo, notorious Mexican bandit, forces the Mayor of Sierra Blanca, Seth Landport, to open the safe and turn over to him 2,000 pesos, which the bandit gives a promissory note for to the ... See full summary »

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El Malo, notorious Mexican bandit, forces the Mayor of Sierra Blanca, Seth Landport, to open the safe and turn over to him 2,000 pesos, which the bandit gives a promissory note for to the Mayor. Seth rushes to the cantina where Sheriff Rankin is drinking, and the sheriff posts a reward for the capture of El Malo. El Malo informs his men of the reward. The bandit and his sidekick, Pedro, visit the cantina where Pedro resumes a former acquaintance with Dolores, while El Malo has his attention directed to a tango being performed by Carmita. El Malo pushes her dancing partner aside and finishes the dance with Carmita. Since Seth's description of him is not accurate, El May visits the sheriff and promises to deliver the wanted bandit to the cantina the following night. THe following morning, El Malo and Pedro depart, and, halting their horses on a hill, view the stagecoach being held up by a trio of outlaws. THey follow the outlaws to their hideout, where they discover the leader is the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A sparkling story of a Courageous Bandit's Romantic Adventures - Lilting Melodies, Thrilling Drama in a fast-action picture of Love and Conflick in the Badlands! (original ad) See more »


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7 December 1930 (USA)  »

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Song of the Rio Grande  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Friday 19 January 1951 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

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Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: They Went That-a-way (1963) See more »

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Ride On, Vaquero
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Music and Lyrics by Oliver Drake and Herbert Myers
Sung by José Bohr
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Saturday Afternoon Fare
5 January 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Decent little oater about El Malo, a quixotic Robin Hood type Mexican bandit who falls in love with a singing Myrna Loy. Superior talent (writer Oliver Drake among them), fine staging and good acting serve to make this a pleasant way to kill an hour or two.


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