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Whirlwind Raiders (1948)

 -  Action | Drama | Music  -  13 May 1948 (USA)
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The Durango Kid battles a gang of outlaws that trick people by calling themselves the "Texas State Police."

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It's 1873 and the disbanded Texas Rangers have been replaced by the corrupt Texas State Police. Steve Lanning arrives posing as a wanted outlaw to get in with them in his attempt to have them replaced. His inside work helps the Durango Kid break up the State Police raids but he is in trouble when his secret identiy as Durango becomes known to them. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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SONG-SWEPT THRILLS WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Cavaleiro da Lei  »

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Narrator: In 1873, the justly famed Texas Rangers had been disbanded. In their places rode an evil crew who looted and killed under the protection of the state police badges they wore.
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Fiddlin' Fool
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"Texas, greatest place in the world, where they grow mice that can stand flat footed and whip a tiger."
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The setting is West Texas in 1873, and the Texas Rangers have been disbanded, only to be replaced by the corrupt Texas State Police. Tracy Beaumont (Fred Sears) owns the town of Indian Springs and virtually everything in it, but it's not enough. Gaining the upper hand on respected cattle man Homer Ross, in debt to Beaumont for thirty eight thousand dollars, Beaumont agrees to erase the debt by setting him up as the figurehead Commissioner of State Police. At that point, Beaumont gets to send out tax notices to the local cattlemen under Ross's authority, and dispatches his goons to seize property if the victims can't pay.

Enter the Durango Kid, whose alter ego Steve Lanning gets on the inside of Beaumont's gang by posing as a wanted man. This is the only Durango Kid film I've seen where Durango's identity is discovered, by young Tommy Ross, who's befriended by Lanning in an opening scene. Lanning commits him to secrecy by swearing him in as an honorary Texas Ranger, and as an assignment, sends him back into town to spy on Smiley Burnette! Smiley arrived in town as "The Tinker's Tinkerer" - experts may charge more to fix things, but Smiley charges less.

This is your standard Durango Kid film, as Smiley gets to do a couple of musical numbers, including a quick change skit playing "Fiddlin' Fool". On hand also are Doye O'Dell and the Radio Rangers, who sound good performing "Give Me Texas" and "Jimmy Crack Corn".

By film's end, the Durango Kid prevails as he always does, and it's off to the next town to right another wrong. Chances are pretty good that he'll run into Smiley Burnette, and the good guys get to prevail once again.


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