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Down Laredo Way (1953)

 -  Western  -  5 August 1953 (USA)
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Rodeo star Rex Allen investigates the death of a colleague and in the process uncovers a ring of diamond smugglers.



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Complete credited cast:
Rex Allen ...
Rex Allen
Koko ...
Koko, Rex's Horse (as Koko the Miracle Horse of the Movies)
Dona Drake ...
Roy Barcroft ...
Judy Nugent ...
Taffy Wells
Percy Helton ...
Judge Sully
Chip Wells
Zon Murray ...
Joe, the Fake Deputy


Rex Allen, star of the Western Rodeo Circus, and his clown pal Slim Pickens, get involved in the matrimonial plans of high-wire specialist Chip Wells and his treacherous parter Valerie, through feeling sorry for Chip's motherless 8-year-old daughter Taffy. Chip thinks Taffy is jealous of Valerie, but Taffy tells Rex that she just thinks Valerie isn't the right woman for her father. After protecting Valerie from Cooper, Chip discovers that Valerie has diamonds worth a half-million dollars in her possession. Chip hides the diamonds in Taffy's doll, until he can get an explanation from Valerie. Knowing that Chip won't tolerate her diamond-smuggling activities, Valerie distracts him at a critical point in their high-wire performance and he falls to his death. To get possession of Chip's personal belongings, knowing the diamonds are hidden there, she calls on the shady "Judge" Sully for help. He writes a phony order making Taffy a ward of his court and orders Chip's belongings to be held ... Written by Les Adams <>

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More ACTION Than Ever Before! ...With Rex Allen And His Famous Horse Koko...Riding Hard To Stop A Gang Of Diamond Smugglers! See more »







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5 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Salto da Morte  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of best written and acted westerns yet for a "B" type
29 August 2005 | by (Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched this western again having had seen it a long time ago. It now stands as one of my favorites. Some westerns are the same old thing as far as plots go, but this one is one of a kind. All the actors were excellent. Clayton Moore is one of my favorites and he did his part very well. Having had played the "Lone Ranger" for such a long time, he came across as a totally different character in the part. His voice is such a giveaway though. No-one can match that voice.

I guess being of the age that I am (59) and grew up with westerns that good "B" westerns are hard to come by. When I moved to Arizona I got into the movie business and ended up working on westerns. I started on "Death Valley Days" and ended up working on Hi Chapperal, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and at least 180 various other movies. Even though I know all the methods and secrets of movie making now, I still will watch as many as I can because its a part of my life. My favorites are still westerns and when you see a movie like "Down Laredo Way" it re-ignites the desire to look for the best of those days. This one gets a "10"

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