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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (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
Tribby .... sound


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25 min | USA:30 min (with commercials)
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Produced as a pilot for a TV series. At least one of the lead actors found it difficult to draw his pistol because of advanced arthritis.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood plays it safe, 11 October 2006
Author: ejrjr from Studio City, CA

For unknown reason, writer-director Ed Wood Jr, called this pilot Crossroad Avenger instead of the more accurate Tucson Kid. This is standard B-western fare without a strong lead character. Plus, the storyline is tedious and predictable.

Considering Ed Wood, wrote and directed such classics as Plan 9 From Outer Space and Bride of the Monster, this program is disappointing in that there is nothing perverse, unusual, ridiculous or comical. And, certainly nothing memorable. Also, it pales in comparison with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger, Zorro or even Bat Masterson.

Sadly, this is probably the most professional program written and directed by Ed but, unfortunately it is uninspired. Considering this is a pilot, the lead character is not strongly developed but then again this was written and produced many years ago.

This would have been more successful and enjoyable as a feature film although it still would not have been notable. If you seeking Ed Wood wackiness, then save your money. This is not the Ed Wood Jr. most of us know and love.

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