The Cheyenne Kid (1933)
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Chasing a gambler that stole money, Tom Larkin gets his horse shot out from under him. Meeting an outlaw with a horse, after a fight Tom rides away on that horse. Arriving in town he is mistaken for the outlaw and offered a job of killing a man. But the man is the father of the girl that Tom's money was to go to but was stolen by the gambler.
Tom Larkin rides a devil horse in a rodeo and is berated by Hope Winters, who lost her father's money betting against him.Tom sends his pal Bush to return the money but Bush is robbed by Tate, a gambler. In pursuing Tate, Tom's horse is shot. Out on the prairie he meets and beats gunman Denver Ed, and rides into Micaville with his horse and gun, and Ed in the desert. There, town assayer Mark Hollister, who has sent for Denver Ed, mistakes Tom for him and orders Tom/Ed to kill Hope's father, Cal Winters. Tom tries to warn Hope and her father and is rebuffed, whereupon the real and newly-arrived Ed does shoot the old man.Bush saves Tom by a ruse and Tom captures Hollister and Ed. Mr. Winters recovers as Tom and Hope warm up to each other.Former "Arizona Wranglers" musicians Jack Kirk, Chuck Baldra and Jack Jones sing "Along the Pecos Trail" which was written by Jack Kirk and not by Max Steiner, even though some source has shown Steiner with a song composer's credit on this film in lieu of his actual music supervisor/director credit. He may have provided the background score but he didn't write the song. RKO's 1940 remake as "The Fargo Kid" with Tim Holt was played as much for the comedy elements found in W.C.Tuttles original pulp story,"Sir Piegan Passes" as it was an action western, as the always-loose Tim Holt, the always-nervous Ernie Adams and the always-sweating Cy Kendall could handle it, and the always-tight Tom Keene and always-stiff-as-a-board Alan Roscoe couldn't.
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