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The Carson City Kid (1940)

Passed | | Western | 1 July 1940 (USA)
Roy is a bandit who is out to get the man who killed his younger brother. He learns as he rides into the town of Sonora that the man is the owner of the local saloon and gambling hall.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Robert Yost (screenplay), Gerald Geraghty (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... The Carson City Kid
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Marshal Gabby Whittaker
Bob Steele ... Lee Jessup
Noah Beery Jr. ... Scott 'Arizona' Warren
Pauline Moore ... Joby Madison
Francis McDonald ... Laramie (as Francis MacDonald)
Hal Taliaferro ... Rick Harmon
Arthur Loft ... Slick Gambler
George Rosener ... Judge Tucker
Chester Gan ... Wong Lee
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Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers, and not playing "himself" but playing a character named Roy Rogers), posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds, the man who killed his brother. To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thusly learn his whereabouts. Thus "The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw. A posse is about to capture them and Roy rides back to get Laramie whose horse has been shot, and Laramie repays the favor by slugging Roy and escaping on his horse Trigger. The posse rides by the unseen Roy and captures Laramie and, since he is riding the "Kid's" horse, take him to jail as being the "Kid." Laramie denies this and is told he will be free when he identifies the "Kid"; othewise he will ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A bandit-blazing champ in a bullet-blazing battle! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Among the many westerns that can be watched for free on "Classic Cowboys" through Roku and other streaming services. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Gabby Whitaker: I bet your head feels bigger than an overgrown pumpkin.
Scott 'Arizona' Warren: Oh, it does.
Marshal Gabby Whitaker: I got just the cure for it - an injun remedy. Chief Sitting Bull himself gave me the recipe for learning him how to follow a trail. It cures aches, pains, bunions, calluses, galloping consumption and the seven year itch.
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Connections

Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Polly Wolly Doodle
Composer unknown
Played in the saloon
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Easy to watch
1 April 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers, and not playing "himself" but playing a character named Roy Rogers), posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds, the man who killed his brother.

Whew!

To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thus learn his whereabouts.

"The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw.

Getting complicated yet?

A posse is about to capture them and Roy rides back to get Laramie whose horse has been shot, and Laramie repays the favor by slugging Roy and escaping on his horse Trigger.

The posse rides by the unseen Roy and captures Laramie and, since he is riding the "Kid's" horse, take him to jail as being the "Kid."

Laramie denies this and is told he will be free when he identifies the "Kid".

This is a highly implausible movie that is nonetheless watchable. Nothing is believable. Still it's easy to sit through.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Carson City Kid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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