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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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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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HE'S OUT TO BEAT A MURDER RAP! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Depoimento Acusador  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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Disappointing but.....,
17 December 2008 | by (Swarthmore, Pa.) – See all my reviews

This is disappointing in that the plot is incredibly convoluted for a short (55m) Movie. However, it's worth seeing for a few reasons;

1) The It's the Law I almost called it video with the seven faces of Smiley Burnette. It's almost surrealistic the way it happens. It's also the only music in the film.

2) It's the very last Durango Kid Movie.

3) The rooftop running and jumping scenes and some of the other action scenes are worth sitting through the rest of this hard to follow courtroom drama.

It is a shame that the last film of a generally fun Series like this is so woebegone.


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