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Romance of the Rio Grande (1940)

Approved | | Action, Romance, Western | 17 January 1941 (USA)
When an old rancher (Cordoba)'s grandson is murdered, the Cisco Kid takes his place to find who's trying to take over the ranch.

Director:

Herbert I. Leeds

Writers:

Katherine Fullerton Gerould (novel), Harold Buchman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cesar Romero ... Cisco Kid / Real and fake Carlos Hernandez
Patricia Morison ... Rosita
Lynne Roberts ... Maria Cordova
Ricardo Cortez ... Ricardo de Vega
Chris-Pin Martin ... Gordito
Aldrich Bowker ... Padre Martinez
Joseph MacDonald ... Carlos Hernandez (as Joseph McDonald)
Inez Palange Inez Palange ... Mama Lopez
Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Fernando de Vega
Ray Bennett ... Henchman Carver (as Raphael Bennett)
Trevor Bardette ... Henchman Manuel
Tom London ... U. S. Marshal
Eva Puig Eva Puig ... Marta
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Storyline

Wealthy and respected rancher Don Fernando de Vega fears for the future of his ranch after his death and sends for his grandson, Carlos Hernandez. Carlos is waylaid on his journey and seriously wounded. The famous bandit, the Cisco Kid, discovers that he is an exact double for the wounded Carlos. Cisco decides to "inherit" the ranch himself, and passes himself off as the long-awaited Carlos. But he discovers that Don Fernando's ostensibly loyal nephew Ricardo is plotting to inherit the ranch himself, and the attack on Carlos was Ricardo's first attempt to do so. Now Ricardo faces a healthy and unwounded "Carlos," and the Cisco Kid comes to respect the ailing Don Fernando so much that he considers saving the ranch not for himself but for Don Fernando's intended heir. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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- THE CISCO KID JUST BLEW IN! (original poster - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romance do Rio Grande See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

You'll Find Your Answer in My Eyes
Music by Abel Baer
Lyric by L. Wolfe Gilbert
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How Did I Get In This Handbasket and Where Are We Going?
15 August 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Cisco and Pancho (played by the always amusing Cesar Romero and Chris-Pin Martin), wander into the third movie version of a pretty good novel set among aristocratic Mexicans. Charles G. Clarke's camera work is sharp and beautiful, but while the movie is always interesting, the various elements don't gel perfectly: Cisco and Pancho go about their part of the movie as if it is a comedy, and the rest of the cast is dealing with real problems.

Still, Fox turned out the most sumptuous of B movies during this period, and you can spend your time just looking at the pictures -- the rescuing of the runaway stagecoaches, the agave plants by the edge of the canyons, the musical numbers or the sharply low lit portrait shots. That is a lot of fun in itself.


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