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Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally. Written by
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This is Warner Baxter's third and final turn at the Cisco Kid for Fox. He had played the role 1928 "In Old Arizona" and won an Oscar as Best Actor, In 1932 he reprised the role in the movie "The Cisco Kid". Baxter also played the Cisco character in the 1931 short, "The Stolen Jools", He also played a similar character in the 1930 movie, "The Arizona Kid". See more »
To win Lynn Bari, Warner Baxter recovers her grandad's ranch from devious Robert Barrat
"The Return of the Cisco Kid" is smooth and agreeable story-telling at its best. It's like a purring engine that gets you from here to there with nary a bump in the road. Very attractive twilight black and white photography mixes outdoor locations with occasional studio sets, quite elaborate at times. Tight budgets made it necessary in those days. The cast is professional and skilled.
Baxter, not a standard leading man, nevertheless always had the capacity to lead a movie. Henry Hull does his irascible character. He's up against the one-man town of Robert Barrat who has cheated him out of his ranch. Hull's granddaughter is Lynn Bari, whom Baxter loves; and to get her he vows to get the ranch back. We wait to see how he'll handle Barrat and a big gang, when he only has two humorous sidekicks, a slim Cesar Romero and a rotund Chris-Pin Martin. Baxter may love Bari, but she loves Kane Richmond, who was representing Hull and whom Barrat has jailed. How Baxter handles this makes for an interesting sub-plot that ties into the main plot nicely.
We wonder who directed this nugget, and it was Herbert I. Leeds who began as a film editor. Milton Sperling wrote it.
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