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Streets of Laredo (1949)

Approved | | Western | 27 September 1949 (UK)
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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Major Bailey
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Joe Dominguez ...
Phil Jessup
Perry Ivins ...
Mayor Towson


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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 September 1949 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Todesreiter von Laredo  »


Box Office


$1,472,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film is a re-make of the 1936 film "The Texas Rangers," in which the three principal male roles were played by Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, and Lloyd Nolan. See more »


During a fist fight between two characters, a knife winds up stuck in the back of a guitar. The guitar is kicked during the fight and the knife wobbles back and forth, revealing it to be rubber. 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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Featured in Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora (1994) See more »


New Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dick Foote with chorus
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Texas Rangers (1936) was good, this one is better...

Color made a big difference in the forties, it would become essential for most of the A westerns that would be made in the fifties. Streets of Laredo has color going for it, it also has two of the ideal actors for westerns, William Holden and Macdonald Carey. Mona Freeman has the looks, but is very stiff in her role. The famous Victor Young does the musical score and the song "Streets of Laredo" is only played by the orchestra as background music, although another song by the same name is performed by a woman. The story is the same as "The Texas Rangers"(1936), about three outlaws, two of which become by circumstances Texas Rangers. Thy go through quite a conflict of loyalties between the rangers and their outlaw friend.(MacDonald Carey). Even though I liked the 1936 version I prefer this one, mainly because of Holden and Carey, and also for the fact the colors and the action scenes are excellent. A good western that can still be watched today with great pleasure.

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