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The Mexicali Kid (1938)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  14 September 1938 (USA)
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Looking for the killer of his brother, Jack saves the outlaw known as the Mexicali Kid who had collapsed on the desert. Jack joins up with the Kid who leads him to Gorson. Gorson is after a... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Jack Wood (as Jack Randall)
Rusty the Horse ...
Wesley Barry ...
The Mexicali Kid
Eleanor Stewart ...
Jean Carter
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
Frederick Gorson (as William von Brincken)
Chester Gan ...
Mo Cort-Chinese Cook
Foreman Jed
Billy Bletcher ...
Stagecoach Driver
Ernie Adams ...
Carl--Gorson's Bookkeeper
Ed Cassidy ...
Sheriff Ed
Bud Osborne ...
Chris Collins
George Chesebro ...
Joe Collins


Looking for the killer of his brother, Jack saves the outlaw known as the Mexicali Kid who had collapsed on the desert. Jack joins up with the Kid who leads him to Gorson. Gorson is after a ranch and gets Jack to pose as the heir to the ranch. After the papers are signed he plans to have jack killed. But the Kid recognizes Gorson's henchmen as the men Jack is after and decides to help him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Cowboy hero dupes renegade murderer into overplaying his posing as band man in hazardous game of bluff and bullets! (original poster) See more »








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14 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Fronteira  »

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[the Mexicali Kid has been mortally wounded]
Mexicali Kid aka Jones: They always said I'd die with my boots on... take 'em off, please.
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The Missing Heir
7 January 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Mexicali Kid finds silent screen child actor Wesley Barry in the title role. But this is a Jack Randall western for Monogram and it's a pretty good B film.

Randall saves the life of The Mexicali Kid when he's stranded on the desert. Barry is grateful and the two of them decide to ride the trail together for a spell. Randall then shows up in a new town claiming to be the long lost heir to a ranch that Ellen Stewart has been managing, but whose business affairs are being run by Wilhelm Von Brincken with appropriate Teutonic accent. Germans were just coming into vogue as screen villains.

I can't say too much more without giving the plot away, but let's say everything is settled after the 52 minute running time of this nicely paced B western is concluded.

I've now seen a few of Randall's westerns and generally like them. Randall sat a saddle well and handled dialog better than a lot of his cowboy hero peers. His early death was a real tragedy.

B western aficionados should go for The Mexicali Kid.

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