Honest robber Cisco despises kidnapping and aids the law in unearthing a kidnapping gang. He also flirts with a dance hall girl.



(screenplay), (character: The Cisco Kid) (as William Sydney Porter)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marquerita Martinez
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Carlos Martinez
Watchman Bullfinch
Bartender Barney
Lieutenant Kirk
Arthur Hohl ...
Sheriff Johnny Burns
Jailer Smoky
Dick Rich ...
Colonel Warren


The Cisco Kid is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito, he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita. At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally, who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff and an army officer enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark and Redge, meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Price On His Head... and A Noose Dangling Above It!







Release Date:

18 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Balas e Beijos  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A nice kidnapping racket
4 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

With Ride On Vaquero Cesar Romero said farewell to playing the Cisco Kid for 20th Century Fox. He did all together six films as O'Henry's famous outlaw. As always the accent is on romance and charm and Romero's use of both to get himself and out of trouble.

But with what happens to him in the beginning of the film Romero is ready to give up women. During a rendezvous with a pretty girl soldiers break in and arrest him and his ever faithful Sancho Panza Chris-Pin Martin.

While in jail the army colonel Paul Harvey offers him a Dirty Dozen type deal. In a nearby town some prominent local citizens are being kidnapped and one of them is the son of an old friend. Romero jumps at that deal as it involves a pardon.

Of course in the town Romero meets up with another old flame Mary Beth Hughes who were never quite sure of because she did not like having him run out on her. As for the kidnappers they prove to be some of the town's most solid citizens.

Ride On Vaquero offers his fans a chance to see Cesar Romero as dancer. He started out as a dancer and no doubt could have done musicals full time. Romero and Mary Beth Hughes are an attractive pair entertaining the denizens of the saloon she entertains at.

Warner Baxter, Cesar Romero, Gilbert Roland, and Duncan Renaldo each offered a different Cisco Kid interpretation. I think a lot will agree that Romero's is a smooth and charming one.

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