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The Tulsa Kid (1940)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Western  -  16 August 1940 (USA)
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Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Tom Benton aka Tulsa Kid
Noah Beery ...
Montana Smith
Luana Walters ...
Mary Wallace
David Durand ...
Bob Wallace
George Douglas ...
Dirk Saunders
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Henchman Nick Carson
Stanley Blystone ...
Sam Ellis
John Elliott ...
Judge Perkins
Jack Kirk ...
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Snowflake - the Cook (as Snowflake)
Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders ...
Musicians (as Jimmy Wakely and his 'Roughriders')


Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that taught him how to shoot. Tom no longer carries a gun but when Wallace gets into trouble, he straps it on once again and goes to face Montana. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Release Date:

16 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cow boy dynamitis  »

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| (Western Channel print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Henchman Nick Carson: You talk mighty big for an hombre that don't pack a gun. Scared somebody will force you to use it?
Tom Benton: No, it's just that I don't shoot snakes... I step on 'em!
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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!
(1879) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by James Allen Bland
Performed by Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders
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The Tulsa Kid cleans up the town
6 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When the Tulsa Kid (Don 'Red' Barry) arrives in town looking for his former mentor Montana Smith (Noah Beery), he witnesses a shooting and quickly finds himself caught up in the middle of a scheme by Dirk Saunders (George Douglas) to steal water rights from Bob Wallace (David Durand) and his sister Mary (Luana Walters). The Kid learns that his old friend Montana is working as a hired gun for Saunders. Soon the two find themselves on opposite sides of the fight.

A former football player, Don 'Red' Barry always brought an athletic action to his movies and The Tulsa Kid is one of the best examples. In this one the Tulsa Kid, having given up his outlaw ways, no longer wears a gun. The use of this plot device gives the Kid the opportunity to use multiple tricks and chicanery throughout the movie to outwit Wallace and his henchmen (Ethan Laidlaw,John Beach and Cactus Mack). But going straight isn't easy and the Kid must decide if he will strap back on the gun belt to stop Wallace and face down his friend Montana.

Good action B-Western.

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