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The Kid Rides Again (1943)

Billy breaks jail in Texas and travels to Sundown at the request of his friend Fuzzy. There he runs into Mort Slade who is after a mortgage held by banker Ainsley. Slade's men rob the bank ... See full summary »

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Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

Writer:

Fred Myton (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy the Kid
Al St. John ... Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Iris Meredith ... Joan Ainsley
Glenn Strange ... Tom Slade - Henchman
Charles King ... Vic Landeau - Henchman
I. Stanford Jolley ... Mort Slade
Edward Peil Sr. ... John Ainsley - Banker (as Ed Peil Sr.)
Ted Adams ... Sundown Sheriff
Slim Whitaker ... Replaced by Karl Hackett (credit only)
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Storyline

Billy breaks jail in Texas and travels to Sundown at the request of his friend Fuzzy. There he runs into Mort Slade who is after a mortgage held by banker Ainsley. Slade's men rob the bank and then incite a run on the bank knowing Ainsley does not have enough money. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BILLY'S DARING SAVES A BANK (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy the Kid Rides Again See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Friday 19 November 1948 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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A Run on the bank
21 May 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Buster Crabbe playing the notorious Billy The Kid again in The Kid Rides Again is on a mission to Texas to track down another notorious outlaw who robbed a train and left Billy with the blame. Yet another PRC release where the notorious outlaw is once again blamed with a crime he didn't commit. After a while I wonder if the viewers of this series were asking just what did he do to become the most notorious outlaw in the west.

One thing that was unusual for this film is that the town banker who more often than not is responsible for the local dirty deeds is an honest man and played by Edward Peil. Outlaw Glenn Strange who has gone and diversified from train robbery to cattle rustling wants to take over the mortgage on a property and Peil won't sell out to him. Strange starts a campaign to undermine the confidence in the bank and to a wartime audience who remembered the bank runs of the Depression this would have been a theme that found favor.

Crabbe and sidekick Al St. John deliver the usual goods required for a cowboy hero. Not as much action as in some of the Billy The Kid films for PRC, but a satisfactory conclusion for the front row Saturday matinée kids.


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