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The Fargo Kid (1940)

 -  Western  -  6 December 1940 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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The Fargo Kid
Ray Whitley ...
Johnny
Emmett Lynn ...
Whopper
Jane Drummond ...
Jenny Winters
Cy Kendall ...
Nick Kane (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
Ernie Adams ...
Bush Cleveland
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Deuce Mallory
Paul Scardon ...
Caleb Winters
Glenn Strange ...
Sheriff Dave
Mary MacLaren ...
Mrs. Sarah Winters
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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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Remake of Man in the Rough (1928) See more »

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Twilight on the Prairie
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
Played and sung in the saloon by Ray Whitley's combo
Reprised by them in jail
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Will the real Deuce Mallory stand up
31 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The title role of The Fargo Kid was played by Tim Holt who after catching Paul Fix cheating in a game of cards on the trail takes his horse and rides into town. But Paul Fix in addition to being a gambler does contract killings on the side and he's taken a contract from assayer Cy Kendall and henchman Ernie Adams to kill Paul Scardon and steal the claim Scardon has.

Scardon doesn't know he's feet away from a rich vein of gold and that's why he has a target on his back. But when Kendall and Adams mistake Holt for the infamous Deuce Mallory that's when the fun starts.

This B western from RKO is laced with some nice comedy and a few forgettable western tunes sung by Ray Whitely and is trio. Holt though he showed he was capable of more always settled back into the comfortable niche of cowboy hero.

That's because he was so good at it as he is in The Fargo Kid.


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