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Bonanza Town (1951)

Passed | | Music, Western | 26 July 1951 (USA)
A man's pursuit of some wanted criminals is hindered by the interference of a crooked judge.

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Using marked bills, Steve is looking for the supposedly dead Henry Hardison. Coming to Bonanza Town he gets a job with the town boss Crag Bozeman and gets paid with marked bills. He suspects Hardison is Boseman's boss and he is right as Hardison and his men are now planning to get rid of both him and the Durango kid. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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In every outing as the Durango Kid, Charles Starrett's alter ego was always "Steve" with varying surnames. See more »

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Towards the end of the film when Hardison gets shot, you can see him giving himself a boost to get him over the roof. See more »

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Features West of Dodge City (1947) See more »

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Rooty-Toot
Written by Smiley Burnette
Sung by Smiley Burnette
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Good Production Values But Trite Script
2 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Durango Kid is called upon to clean up a town beset by a ruthless gang that goes unmolested due to the town's judge being in their hip pocket.

Bonanza Town is technically well made, fairly fast-paced, with an adequate amount of action, and also features a few good songs courtesy of Smiley Burnette. However, the script is quite tepid and the movie very forgettable.

I've never seen any of The Durango Kid movies before this one, so I'm not sure how it holds up to others in the series. But the fact that this Saturday matinée style B-western was made in 1951 instead of 1941 and the studio was Columbia Pictures and not Producers Releasing Corporation or Monogram Pictures, leads me to believe that this should have been a better overall picture than it ultimately was.


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