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The Kid from Broken Gun (1952)

Passed | | Western | 19 August 1952 (USA)
Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal inspector who has gone underground to catch the bad guys. His longtime sidekick, Smiley... See full summary »

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Martin Donohugh
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Dixie King (archive footage)
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Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal inspector who has gone underground to catch the bad guys. His longtime sidekick, Smiley Burnette appears as an itinerant optometrist who is hardly in the plot line of the film. Jock Mahoney plays Jack Mahoney, an eastern educated dude who has come back home. The Durango Kid teaches Jack how to draw and fire a six-gun, and the two ultimately work together to bring the outlaws to justice. Evidently, the director, Fred f. Sears, and the cast had made this picture so many times they could not invent a new ending. At the end Smiley addresses the audience directly and assures us that everything turned out all right. He is puzzled, however, why Steve never got to meet The Durango Kid. Written by richardann

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SIX-GUNS BEAT OUTLAW FRAME-UP! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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19 August 1952 (USA)  »

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Depoimento Acusador  »

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This film ended the seven-year-long "Durango Kid" series for Columbia, all starring Charles Starrett as "The Durango Kid" and featuring Smiley Burnette as his sidekick, coming off his successful partnership with Gene Autry. See more »

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Edited from The Fighting Frontiersman (1946) See more »

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So long Durango
29 May 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid made his farewell appearance in this film The Kid From Broken Gun as Columbia Pictures put an end to the series. Television killed Durango and the rest of the B western cowboys as stuff like this one was getting for free at home.

Harry Cohn sure didn't splurge for this one as half the film was cannibalized from a previous Durango Kid feature. The same group of villains looking to steal a fortune in Spanish gold continue their pursuit, but the Durango Kid foils them at every opportunity.

This film has Jock Mahoney on trial for his life for the murder of one of the gang. What he doesn't know is how beautifully he's bit set up. Durango has to hold unofficial court to get the truth. In the real trial movie heavy Myron Healey is in the unexpected role as prosecutor.

Smiley Burnette who was sidekick to a number of Republic's cowboy heroes is also here. But I have to say he was more oafish than funny in this feature.

Aging Saturday matinée kids of all ages should like this.


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