The Cisco Kid and Pancho are mistakenly identified as leaders of an outlaw band. While the cavalry runs them down, they must hunt down the real bad guys.



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Complete credited cast:
Sergeant McNulty
Walter Baldwin ...
Editor Stoneham
Captain Lewis
Fred Crane ...
Henchman Duke
Helen Servis ...
Tall woman on stage
Blonde on Stage
Stage Driver
Ed Paulsen


Chasing Mexican bandits, the Captain sees Cisco and Pancho ride away. Assuming they are the bandits he captures them and then lets them go. He has them followed figuring they will lead him to the entire gang. Cisco learns the editor and the blacksmith are the leaders. He makes the blacksmith think his partner double-crossed him and then joins up with him as his new partner planning to lead the entire gang into a trap. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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RIDING! FIGHTING! ROMANCING!...there;s only one man who's a match for any gang of blood-thirsty border bandits! (original 1-sheet poster) See more »


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Release Date:

13 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Daring Rogue  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Defamation of his people
8 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One thing the Cisco Kid will not stand for is a defamation of his people. So when some Americanos dress up as Mexicans and start bandit activity in southern Arizona he springs into action.

At the same time that Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo were starting their weekly television series which I remember so well as a little kid, they also did some feature films of which The Gay Amigo is the first. The title does not refer to Cisco's sexual orientation which was straight.

At the time that Cisco discovers the masquerade the army isn't sure he's not the leader. They assign Sergeant Joe Sawyer to bird dog Cisco and Pancho. He actually proves useful, but only after Cisco thoroughly manipulates him.

There's a bit more plot than usual in this western meant for the kid trade. It still holds up well and Renaldo is one engaging fellow in the lead.

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