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Barry Shipman (screenplay) and
Ed Earl Repp (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 August 1952 (USA) See more »
SIX-GUNS BEAT OUTLAW FRAME-UP! (original print ad-all caps) See more »
Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A must see, with great stunts and action, but badly told See more (7 total) »


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Charles Starrett ... Steve Reynolds / The Durango Kid

Jock Mahoney ... Jack Mahoney (as Jack Mahoney)

Angela Stevens ... Gail Kingston

Tristram Coffin ... Martin Donohugh

Myron Healey ... Kiefer

Helen Mowery ... Dixie King (archive footage)

Smiley Burnette ... Smiley Burnette
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... The Printer: clips from 'The Fighting Frontiersman) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Alcaide ... Matt Fallon (uncredited)
Bullet ... Steve's Horse (uncredited)

John Cason ... Chuck (uncredited)

George Chesebro ... Henchman Rankin: clips from 'The Fighting Frontiersman' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clark ... Courtroom Deputy (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Judge Halloway (uncredited)

Jim Diehl ... Henchman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ... Munro: clips from 'The Fighting Frontiersman' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Edward Hearn ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)

Charles Horvath ... Al - Henchman (uncredited)

Mauritz Hugo ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Emmett Lynn ... Cimarron Dobbs: clips from 'The Fighting Frontiersman' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Cactus Mack ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Ted Mapes ... Henchman: clips from 'The Fighting Frontiersman' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Zon Murray ... Henchman Slade: clips from 'The Fighting Frontiersman' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Frank O'Connor ... Juryman (uncredited)

Pat O'Malley ... Doc Handy (uncredited)

Eddie Parker ... Henchman (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Joe -Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Raider ... Durango's Horse (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Fred F. Sears ... Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Bob Woodward ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred F. Sears 
Writing credits
Barry Shipman (screenplay) and
Ed Earl Repp (screenplay)

Produced by
Colbert Clark .... producer
Cinematography by
Fayte M. Browne (director of photography) (as Fayte Browne)
Film Editing by
Paul Borofsky 
Art Direction by
Charles Clague 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
John Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Jock Mahoney .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Mapes .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Woodward .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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55 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #15960)

Did You Know?

Jock Mahoney appears not only as the token hero of the newly filmed framing story, but also as a henchman in the flashbacks which consist of archive footage edited from The Fighting Frontiersman (1946), from which almost half of the film came.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from The Fighting Frontiersman (1946)See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A must see, with great stunts and action, but badly told, 17 December 2008

This late entry in the long-running Durango Kid series is flawed by being told in flashbacks.

It gets rather muddled because people are shown knowing stuff they really couldn't have known.

Still, the cast is great, and it's star Charles Starrett's last movie, so it is a must see.

Myron Healey gets a chance at something unusual, too: Instead of a gun-carrying bad guy, he's the prosecuting attorney. (The other comment, at this writing the only other one, gets something wrong: It's not the Starrett character on trial; it's the title character, the Kid from Broken Gun.)

John Cason is one of the gun-carriers, and he is accompanied by some familiar faces who aren't listed in the credits, even here at, and that's a shame.

Tris Coffin does get credit, and he is such a smooth actor, I often wonder why he didn't get more fame and a closer approach to real stardom. He had good looks, a pleasing manner, even as a bad guy, and a beautiful voice.

Smiley Burnette has a strange musical interlude that seems to have been included just to pad out the movie ... yet it has its own charm, even if it seemingly drags down the movie.

The action is great fun to watch. My guess is Ted Mapes did the stunts (because he was Starrett's stunt double in the series' beginning, as well as Gary Cooper's and Jimmy Stewart's), but Jock Mahoney has a major part, and watching his athletic grace adds a lot to the general enjoyment.

He reminded me of David Sharpe in some of his movements, the way he vaulted over a hitching post, for example, instead of walking around.

Maybe it is a shame that Charles Starrett should end his career with such a poor script. He really deserved better. But there is ultimately more good than bad and "The Kid from Broken Gun" is, really, a must see.

(((This is added after seeing information about Ted Mapes at Likely he was not the stuntman; more likely it was Jock Mahoney.)))

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