MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 34,245 this week

The Durango Kid (1940)

 -  Western  -  15 August 1940 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The first film in which Charles Starrett played an alter-ego character known as "The Durango Kid" but this entry, for all intents and purposes, has only the names of Starrett and "Durango" ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(original screen play by)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1730 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 3299 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 
a list of 140 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 5409 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Durango Kid" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Durango Kid (1940)

The Durango Kid (1940) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Durango Kid.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal inspector who has gone underground to catch the bad guys. His longtime sidekick, Smiley... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Angela Stevens
Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The lives, loves, and battles of fictional characters in the Army's First Ranger Battalion during WWII.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle ... See full summary »

Director: John English
Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gloria Henry
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh
Durango (1967)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Leody M. Diaz
Stars: Max Alvarado, Nort Nepomuceno, Anna Gonzales
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers...

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Autry is out to capture a pair of bank robbers.

Director: John English
Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Lynne Roberts
Air Hawks (1935)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mysterious ray that immobilizes all motors and engines threatens the security of the country.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Tala Birell, Wiley Post
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The outlaw gangs are robbing the railroads and the Rangers cannot follow them when they move to New Mexico. So Kip decides to take a vacation to New Mexico and, as the Durango Kid, bring ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams
Stars: Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Starrett ...
Luana Walters ...
Nancy Winslow
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Mace Ballard
Francis Walker ...
Steve
Forrest Taylor ...
Ben Winslow
Melvin Lang ...
Marshal Trayboe
Bob Nolan ...
Bob
Pat Brady ...
Pat
Frank LaRue ...
Sam Lowry
Sons of the Pioneers
Edit

Storyline

The first film in which Charles Starrett played an alter-ego character known as "The Durango Kid" but this entry, for all intents and purposes, has only the names of Starrett and "Durango" in common with the long (long, long) "Durango Kid" series Starrett starred in from late-1944, beginning with "The Return of the Durango Kid" until 1952. Rancher Sam Lowry is killed by Mace Ballard because he learned that Ballard's men are waging war against the homesteaders. Ballard blames the killing on "The Durango Kid", a a mysterious frontier Robin Hood friendly to the homesteaders. This accusation makes Bill Lowry more than a little suspicious of Ballard for, unknown to anyone, he is the Durango Kid, a role he has assumed in order to fight against the Ballard gang. When Ballard's men raid the Ben Winslow homestead, they are driven off by Bill and his ranch hands but not before the home is burned and the cattle scattered. Taking a shine to Winslow's daughter, Nancy, Bill masks himself as "... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Both barrels blazin'! all hands singin'!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Cavaleiro de Durango  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Taggart originally was cast as "Marshal Trayboe" and is even in the press-book for that role, but he was replaced by Melvin Lang. See more »

Quotes

Mace Ballard: You've been so clever, I thought I might learn something talking to you. They say a dyin' man's words are interesting.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Prairie Sings a Lullaby
(1940) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Glenn Spencer
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An excellent B western
18 October 2002 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

This is the best edition of the "Durango Kid" series I have seen. Kenneth MacDonald is, as always, an excellent villain. It's nice not to have to put up with the antics of a dopey comic sidekick. The plot is good, but ignore the 1940s outfits on the women.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ranch burning brucedgo
Discuss The Durango Kid (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?