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The Fargo Kid (1940)

In this light comedy, the Fargo Kid rides into town on an outlaw's horse and when mistaken for him, is hired to kill a man. There is a reward for the outlaw and the Kid's pal Whoppper not ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Killy

Writers:

Morton Grant (screenplay), Arthur V. Jones (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Tim Holt ... The Fargo Kid
Ray Whitley ... Johnny
Emmett Lynn ... Whopper Hatch
Jane Drummond Jane Drummond ... Jenny Winters
Cy Kendall ... Nick Kane (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
Ernie Adams ... Bush Cleveland
Paul Fix ... Deuce Mallory
Paul Scardon ... Caleb Winters
Glenn Strange ... Sheriff Dave
Mary MacLaren ... Mrs. Sarah Winters
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In this light comedy, the Fargo Kid rides into town on an outlaw's horse and when mistaken for him, is hired to kill a man. There is a reward for the outlaw and the Kid's pal Whoppper not realizing what has happened, alerts the Sheriff in hope of earning the reward. Thinking himself a good judge of character he even enlists the outlaw's help in the capture. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A six-gun that holds a startling story! See more »


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Connections

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Echo in the Night
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
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Cowboy Hi-Jinks with a Light Touch
9 September 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

It's an agreeably boyish Tim Holt as the Kid, reminding me somewhat of a young Roy Rogers. The plot's fairly standard, bad guys wanting to get gold-bearing land from farmer and his family. But there're some nice touches, such as the sheriff discombobulated by the annoying singing, or the rug pull during the crooked card draw. However, unlike some guys, I wouldn't want the towering Glen Strange (the sheriff) mad at me. Anyway, there's some hard riding amid familiar LA area locale, along with a pretty good brawl, but not much gunplay,. Too bad we don't see more of the pretty girl (Drummond) instead of all the ugly guys. This may be the only oater I've seen with two comics instead of one. Actually, the programmer's a pretty good blend of typical humor plus cowboy roughhouse. I may be wrong, but it looks like Holt's having a good time making the movie. All in all, it's agreeable matinée fare for front-row kids of all ages.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Punho Contra Revólver See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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