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The Fargo Kid (1940)

Approved | | Western | 6 December 1940 (USA)
In this light comedy, the Fargo Kid rides into town on an outlaw's horse and when mistaken for him, is hired to kill a man. There is a reward for the outlaw and the Kid's pal Whoppper not ... See full summary »

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Whopper
Jane Drummond ...
Jenny Winters
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Nick Kane (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
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Bush Cleveland
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Deuce Mallory
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Caleb Winters
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Sheriff Dave
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In this light comedy, the Fargo Kid rides into town on an outlaw's horse and when mistaken for him, is hired to kill a man. There is a reward for the outlaw and the Kid's pal Whoppper not realizing what has happened, alerts the Sheriff in hope of earning the reward. Thinking himself a good judge of character he even enlists the outlaw's help in the capture. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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6 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Fargo Kid  »

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Remake of The Cheyenne Kid (1933) See more »

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Crazy Ole Trails Ahead
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
Played and sung in the saloon by Ray Whitley's combo
Reprised as background in the end
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Cowboy Hi-Jinks with a Light Touch
9 September 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

It's an agreeably boyish Tim Holt as the Kid, reminding me somewhat of a young Roy Rogers. The plot's fairly standard, bad guys wanting to get gold-bearing land from farmer and his family. But there're some nice touches, such as the sheriff discombobulated by the annoying singing, or the rug pull during the crooked card draw. However, unlike some guys, I wouldn't want the towering Glen Strange (the sheriff) mad at me. Anyway, there's some hard riding amid familiar LA area locale, along with a pretty good brawl, but not much gunplay,. Too bad we don't see more of the pretty girl (Drummond) instead of all the ugly guys. This may be the only oater I've seen with two comics instead of one. Actually, the programmer's a pretty good blend of typical humor plus cowboy roughhouse. I may be wrong, but it looks like Holt's having a good time making the movie. All in all, it's agreeable matinée fare for front-row kids of all ages.


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