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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fargo Kid See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remake of The Cheyenne Kid (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight on the Prairie
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
Played and sung in the saloon by Ray Whitley's combo
Reprised by them in jail
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Almost a Satire of Itself
3 September 2018 | by MaryLois40See all my reviews

I watched THE FARGO KID expecting an old-time Western of the type shown on Saturday mornings as part of double features when I was a child. I was almost right, but this case of mistake identity, inept gold prospectors, and beleaguered lawmen, comes over as comedy in this day and age. Tim Holt, soon to prove himself as a real actor in TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, plays the innocent cowpoke with a winning smile and a slight suggestion that he's headed for better things than this light, comedic take on the Western genre of the 1930s and 40s.


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