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Blazing Across the Pecos (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 1 July 1948 (USA)
The Durango Kid and Marshal Smiley Burnette complicate a corrupt mayor and his henchman's efforts to take over a town.


Ray Nazarro


Norman S. Hall (original screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Charles Starrett ... Steve Blake aka The Durango Kid
Patricia Barry ... Lola Carter (as Patricia White)
Paul Campbell Paul Campbell ... Jim Traynor
Charles C. Wilson ... Mayor Ace Brockway (as Charles Wilson)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Matt Carter (as Thomas Jackson)
Red Arnall Red Arnall ... Guitar Player Red Arnell
The Western Aces The Western Aces ... Saloon Musicians (as Red Arnall and The Western Aces)
Smiley Burnette ... Marshal Smiley Burnette


Ace Brockway is trying to drive Matt Carter out of business by having Indians attack his trading posts. Steve Blake arrives and gets appointed Deputy to the inept Marshal Smiley Burnette. First he foils Brockway's attempt to supply rifles to the Indians. Then he has the Editor print that Carter has $20,000 in his safe. He figures Brockway will make an attempt to get it and the Durango Kid will be ready. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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REDSKIN WARFARE! RED-HOT TUNES (original poster-all caps) See more »


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

1 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasão Sangrenta See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Charles C. Wilson, who played corrupt Mayor Ace Brockway. never lived to see the release of this film in the summer of 1948. He died at age 53 of an esophageal hemorrhage on January 7, 1948. See more »


When the Durango Kid shot the outlaw guarding the rifles in the stagecoach, he was chasing it from behind and the man in the stagecoach was sitting with his back to the rear of the coach. When he was shot, the man clutched his chest, so not only did Durango hit him in the chest from behind, but the bullet would have had to make a ninety degree left turn into the stagecoach. See more »


[first lines]
Ace Brockway: Well, Buckshot, how'd it go?
Buckshot Thomas: How'd it go? How'd you expect it would go with me handlin' the deal? Those redskins wiped out that whole trading post!
Ace Brockway: That makes three. Let's see, there's two more to go. Why Matt Carter won't have a dollar to his name inside of a month!
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Edited from Roaring Rangers (1946) See more »


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Totally unimaginative
8 November 2001 | by TC-4See all my reviews

I have seen several Durango Kid westerns over the past few months on the Western Channel and they are usually somewhat entertaining with good writing and with a few twists. If this had been the first one that I had ever seen I would have never bothered to see any others. The plot was like a child's western and it lead up to nothing. What did not help was the unusually poor print quality. I wish I could have that hour of my life back.

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