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The Carson City Kid (1940)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Music | 1 July 1940 (USA)
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 ...
Rick Harmon
Arthur Loft ...
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Judge Tucker
Chester Gan ...
Wong Lee
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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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1 July 1940 (USA)  »

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[Describing The Carson City Kid]
Stage Driver: He's tougher than an old sow's nose.
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Oh Susanna
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
Played in the saloon
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Roy Rodgers VS. Bob Steele!
28 March 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Rodgers holds up mail-lines looking for bad guy Bob Steele, in order to settle an old score. Along the way, he tangles with lawman George "Gabby" Hayes and tries to protect young, naive miner Noah Beery Jr., whom Roy's partner (!) and Steele set their thieving sights on.

A great role for Roy, this has a great, above average cast and an irresistible chance to see Rodgers going up against fellow Saturday matinée star Steele (who always looked more like a heavy than a hero) in a rare villainous turn.

A better than average script, that knows what buttons to push and a quick pace also go a long way in helping make this Republic Pictures production worth watching.

The only things that disappoint is the abrupt conclusion and the half-hearted nature of songs.


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