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The Carson City Kid (1940)

Passed  |   |  Action, Comedy, Music  |  1 July 1940 (USA)
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Roy is a bandit who is out to get the man who killed his younger brother. He learns as he rides into the town of Sonora that the man is the owner of the local saloon and gambling hall.

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Lee Jessup - alias Morgan Reynolds
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Scott 'Arizona' Warren
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Joby Madison
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Laramie (as Francis MacDonald)
Hal Taliaferro ...
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Judge Tucker
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Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers, and not playing "himself" but playing a character named Roy Rogers), posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds, the man who killed his brother. To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thusly learn his whereabouts. Thus "The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw. A posse is about to capture them and Roy rides back to get Laramie whose horse has been shot, and Laramie repays the favor by slugging Roy and escaping on his horse Trigger. The posse rides by the unseen Roy and captures Laramie and, since he is riding the "Kid's" horse, take him to jail as being the "Kid." Laramie denies this and is told he will be free when he identifies the "Kid"; othewise he will ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Cidade Sinistra  »

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Marshal Gabby Whitaker: I bet your head feels bigger than an overgrown pumpkin.
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Sonora Moon
Music and Lyrics by Peter Tinturin
Played on a player piano in the Chinese restaurant
Sung by Roy Rogers
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Outlaw Intelligence
21 May 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This was one of Roy Rogers better B westerns for Republic Pictures. The plot has Roy as a good/badman known as the Carson City Kid. But he's only doing this because he's on a manhunt. Roy's figuring the outlaw guise will afford him better intelligence about the guy he's after.

The trail's taken him to Sonora where he runs into such diverse people as Marshal Gabby Hayes, Pauline Moore, Noah Beery, Jr., and another B picture cowboy, Bob Steele. All of them give a good account of themselves.

Especially Steele as the saloon owner with a number of nefarious sidelines. In B films Steele was usually a good guy. Here he's more like the Steele we saw in such classic Humphrey Bogart films as The Big Sleep and The Enforcer.

Roy only gets one song in this film, a forgettable duet with his leading lady. He hadn't met Dale Evans yet, so he was paired with all kinds of female co-stars at this point in his career. Of course none had the screen or otherwise chemistry Dale and Roy had together.

Fans of the Cowboy King will like it and others will also.


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