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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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  (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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The concept of a protagonist as a traveling insurance investigator would allow the proposed series to adopt an anthology format, with a different location and storyline in each episode.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood's Western Serial Attempt, Not Bad, 27 November 2004
Author: Randy Saffell ( from Broken Arrow, OK

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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