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The Tonto Kid (1934)

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Lawyer Creech is after the ranch of the dying Cartwright. First he brings in Cahill to pose as the only living relative. Then when the Tonto Kid finds platinum on the ranch, Creech frames ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rex Bell ...
'Skeets" Slawson aka The Tonto Kid
Ruth Mix ...
Nancy Cahill
Buzz Barton ...
Wesley Fritch
Theodore Lorch ...
Lawyer Sam Creech
Joseph W. Girard ...
Rance Cartwright (as Joseph Gerard)
Barbara Roberts ...
Edna May Cartwright
Jack Rockwell ...
Deputy Sheriff Hack Baker
Murdock MacQuarrie ...
'Pop' Slawson (as Murdock McQuarrie)
Bert Lindley ...
Tom Quillan - Diamond D Foreman
Jane Keckley ...
Mrs. Fritch, Wesley's Mother
Stella Adams ...
Edna May's Landlady
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Lawyer Creech is after the ranch of the dying Cartwright. First he brings in Cahill to pose as the only living relative. Then when the Tonto Kid finds platinum on the ranch, Creech frames him for murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ranch | murder | lawyer | scheme | performer | See more »

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ARIZONA'S LEGENDARY HERO Climbs into the Saddle again!...For Another Clash With The Law...And Love! See more »


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15 August 1934 (USA)  »

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(Dramophone Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Didn't anyone know what the word 'tonto' meant back then?!
3 May 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

For the record, 'tonto' is the Spanish word for stupid. So why did Hollywood call the Lone Ranger's sidekick Tonto?! And, why would they put Rex Bell (the husband of Clara Bow) in a film where he plays the Tonto Kid?! Duh!

The Tonto Kid is a bit of a troublemaker. While he's been able to avoid serious legal problems, he's certainly NOT a popular guy. At the same time, old man Cartright s dying and vows to give his ranch to his granddaughter, Edna May--who he's never seen. Well, the same sleazy lawyer who has defended Tonto during some of his legal troubles hatches a really diabolical plan (EVEN FOR A LAWYER!)--to introduce a pretend Edna May to the old man and steal the ranch! But it gets much worse--the lawyer is a REAL cockroach and murder isn't even beyond this dirt-bag. Can the Tonto Kid put a stop to this jerk's schemes?

On the plus side, there is no singing--the bane of many B-westerns! And, the film makes lawyers look horrible--another plus (and, while I'm thinking about it, reason to also watch "Jurassic Park"). But the film also is pretty unremarkable and slight--and one you'll soon forget.


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