Streets of Laredo (1949)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  27 May 1949 (USA)
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An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.



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Complete credited cast:
Lorn Reming
Mona Freeman ...
Rannie Carter
Stanley Ridges ...
Charley Calico
Henchman Cantrel
Pop Lint
James Bell ...
Dick Foote ...
Texas Ranger Pipes
Joe Dominguez ...
Texas Ranger Francisco
Grandon Rhodes ...
Phil Jessup
Perry Ivins ...
Mayor Towson


Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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No man can kill a Texas Ranger... and get away with it! See more »




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Release Date:

27 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Todesreiter von Laredo  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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Finnish censorship certificate # 031209. See more »


The montage of newspapers and Wanted posters portraying Lorn Reming's solo outlaw career includes a newspaper headline with the word "Dicipline". See more »


Rannie Carter: He wasn't much of a hand at nothing but a jug. But he was decent enough to me. I sure hope there's plenty of filled-up jugs wherever he's gone.
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Referenced in Mischief (1985) See more »


New Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dick Foote with chorus
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Better Than Average Western Enlivened By The Acting
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three happy-go-lucky Western outlaws, fresh from robbing a stage, stumble on a particularly nasty land grab and break it up, and win the heart of the young girl living on the ranch. Circumstances intervene and two of the outlaws become Texas Rangers and the other becomes a notorious outlaw. Complications ensue, when our new rangers are called upon to arrest the notorious outlaw.

This is a perfectly decent Western, though the plot is extremely generic. The first half-hour or so, showing our three charming outlaws and our young heroine is thoroughly bland -- interesting only that McDonald Carey is really the lead in this portion of the movie, and he is a charming one at that. William Holden plays his role as "youthful sidekick" and Willam Bendix (!!) has the Gabby Hayes part.

As the movie goes along, something fairly unusual in a genre film happens. The characters grow and change. Holden becomes the stalwart hero torn between friendship and duty. William Bendix is forced to choose which of his two friends he will support. McDonald Carey goes from charming outlaw to charming black-hearted villain. All the actors pull it off well. The heroine -- who goes from feisty youngster to babe in cowboy boots, doesn't do so well This ain't John Ford. But it is a pleasant surprise once the plot get going.

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