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South of the Rio Grande (1945)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  15 September 1945 (USA)
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Miguel Sanches, the operator of a large rancho, has stolen cattle and then had innocent suspects shot. Cisco has been called on for help and arriving finds a wagon under attack. His men ... See full summary »

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Duncan Renaldo ...
Martin Garralaga ...
Armida ...
Pepita
The Guadalajara Trio ...
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Miguel Sanchez
Lillian Molieri ...
Dolores Gonzalez
Francis McDonald ...
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Charles Stevens ...
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Pedro Regas ...
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Soledad Jiménez ...
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Manuel Gonzalez
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Miguel Sanches, the operator of a large rancho, has stolen cattle and then had innocent suspects shot. Cisco has been called on for help and arriving finds a wagon under attack. His men drive off the attackers and he finds the victim was to be Sanches' replacement. After changing clothes with the man, Cisco arrives posing as him in a attempt to get evidience against Sanchez. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ACTION and ROMANCE a la TABASCO!

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Below Average Entry in Cisco Kid Series
17 May 2003 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"South of the Rio Grande" is an entry from the first series of Cisco Kid westerns starring Duncan Renaldo. It is more of a musical than an action piece and most of the "action" takes place indoors.

The film starts out with Renaldo serenading a senorita and is followed by several songs sung by "saloon girl" Armida and heroine Lillian Molien. The story involves Cisco posing as a senior military officer to get the goods on bandito Sanchez (George J. Lewis) who has been murdering the local ranchers and stealing their cattle.

In this series Martin Garralaga played "Pancho". He does OK but suffers in comparison to the later "Pancho", Leo Carillo. Also in the cast is Charlie Stevens.

This film is available on DVD along with "The Girl From San Lorenzo" (1950), an episode from The Cisco Kid TV series and a delightful interview with Duncan Renaldo.


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