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Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (1953)

Unrated | | Short, Western | TV Short 7 April 2010
This Pilot was about the Adventures of the "Tucson Kid", an insurance investigator who travels to any town where a suspicious insurance claim has appeared.

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The Tucson Kid
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Deputy Ed
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Don Nagel ...
Dance
Harvey B. Dunn ...
Zeke
Forbes Murray ...
Roger
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Lefty
Bud Osborne ...
Max
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Pony Express Rider
Duke ...
The Tucson Kid's Horse
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The title character is the "Tucson Kid", an insurance investigator who travels to any town where a suspicious insurance claim has appeared.The film is set in a small town by the name of Crossroads. The Tucson Kid, under the alias Duke Smith, is here to investigate the burning of a saloon and the reason the owner demands payment in cash by the insurance company. Said owner is local businessman Bart Miller (Lyle Talbot), who recently arranged the murder of Jim Hawks (the co-owner of the saloon) and the destruction of the saloon in an act of arson. The murdered man was also the local sheriff. Miller employs a criminal gang consisting of Dance (Don Nagle), Lefty (Kenne Duncan), and Max (Bud Osborne). Written by Dimadick

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Short | Western

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7 April 2010 (Australia)  »

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The film "Crossroad Avenger" lasts 25 minutes. The series failed to find a buyer. It was eventually combined with another Western starring Keene into a longer film called The Adventures of the Tucson Kid and was syndicated to television c. 1954. See more »

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Follows Boots (1953) See more »

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Ed Wood's Western Serial Attempt, Not Bad
27 November 2004 | by (Broken Arrow, OK) – See all my reviews

Crossroad Avenger is actually very good, with a good story line, decent acting by some longtime bit part actors who were nearing the end of their careers. I even found the name "Tucson Kid" very original, especially when given to a insurance investigator. Crossroad Avenger has a good story line, logical plot and bad guys with black hats, our hero wears a white hat in keeping with the trend. Ed Wood should have gotten a break on this one with the networks, it just might have made it on TV given a slightly bigger budget.

This is actually as good as some other shows that made it on TV in the early 1950's and better than some cowboy movies of the era. It's worth a tasty beverage and some munchies.


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