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Release Date:
7 April 2010 (Australia) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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pathetic production with good stars after their sunset See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tom Keene ... The Tucson Kid

Tom Tyler ... Deputy Ed

Lyle Talbot ... Bart Miller
Don Nagel ... Dance
Harvey B. Dunn ... Zeke
Forbes Murray ... Roger

Kenne Duncan ... Lefty
Bud Osborne ... Max

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Pony Express Rider
Duke ... The Tucson Kid's Horse

Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
Writing credits
Edward D. Wood Jr. (written by)

Produced by
John E. Clarke .... associate producer
Lew Dubin .... producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... producer
Cinematography by
Ray Flin 
Film Editing by
Lew Guinn  (as Lou Guinn)
Art Direction by
Cowboy Slim 
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... sound (as Tribby)


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25 min | USA:30 min (with commercials)
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Director Ed Wood had a small acting role as a Pony Express rider.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
pathetic production with good stars after their sunset, 11 November 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

Tom Keene looks tired, as does half the cast of this half-hour TV pilot directed and written by the infamous Ed Wood, Jr. I bought a copy of the movie from Ray Dennis Steckler, and the best part of it was a little piece he (or someone) had taped on the end which included a commercial for Remington ammunition with Keene Duncan shooting at various forms of candy and food products (presumably items with which the juvenile audience could relate to in terms of size).

As for the pilot, it is crudely produced, with typical terrible Wood direction. At one point, the aged comedy actor simply lurches off the screen at a really odd angle. Others have posited that this show was equivalent to other material on the air at the time: I'd like to see it. Of course, all I've really been able to find is "The Lone Ranger" and "The Gene Autry Show", and on these shows professional directors and photographers were utilized, even if the writing was pretty standard. Ed Wood can be an interesting writer, but his direction is awful by any measure, and it shows even in this tiny prairie saga.

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