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Streets of Laredo (1949)

 -  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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Macdonald Carey ...
Lorn Reming
Mona Freeman ...
Rannie Carter
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Stanley Ridges ...
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Charley Calico
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Henchman Cantrel
Clem Bevans ...
Pop Lint
James Bell ...
Ike
Dick Foote ...
Texas Ranger Pipes
Joe Dominguez ...
Texas Ranger Francisco
Grandon Rhodes ...
Phil Jessup
Perry Ivins ...
Mayor Towson
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Western

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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 »

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

Quotes

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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STREETS OF LAREDO
(uncredited)
Traditional
New Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dick Foote with chorus
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Going On Separate Trails
10 June 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Streets of Laredo is a remake of Paramount's successful Texas Rangers with William Holden, William Bendix, and Macdonald Carey playing the parts that were done thirteen years earlier by Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, and Lloyd Nolan. Color is added and if anything this is a remake that proved better than the original.

Three amiable outlaws get separated running from a posse. Two of them Holden and Bendix join the Texas Rangers and Carey continues his outlaw ways. Carey also as the film progresses demonstrates that he's a good deal more vicious than when we first meet him.

Between them they have a lot of adventures on both sides of the law. But it is inevitable that they are destined for a showdown.

There's a nice performance here from Alfonso Bedoya, fresh from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, as Calico another outlaw with a murderous protection racket.

Bill Bendix though he's never bad in anything, is really miscast in a western. He's just too urban a type to be a convincing western sidekick. Holden is a year away from his breakthrough part in Sunset Boulevard, in Streets of Laredo he's in one of his 'smiling Jim' parts as the amiable good guy. He fit those parts well, but he never would have had the career he did had he stuck to them.

Western fans will definitely like this one, enough action and gunplay for any fan of the genre.


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