6.5/10
717
15 user 12 critic

The Cimarron Kid (1952)

Passed | | Western | 11 February 1952 (UK)
Unjustly accused of robbing the train he was riding home, Bill Doolin re-joins his old gang, participates in other robberies and becomes a wanted outlaw.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writers:

Louis Stevens (screenplay), Louis Stevens (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Gunsmoke (1953)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When his father and brother are murdered by a corrupt lawyer and Sheriff duo, railroad surveyor Clay O'Mara plans his revenge, and is aided by former outlaw Whitey Kincade.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Dan Duryea
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director: Herbert Coleman
Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally
Tumbleweed (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a wagon train is wiped-out by the Yaqui Indians, the surviving guide Jim Harvey is accused of desertion and cowardice but Jim escapes the town jail in search of the truth.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In New Mexico, Billy the Kid is involved in the Lincoln County War, kills many rivals and eventually becomes a wanted fugitive.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker
Destry (1954)
Action | Adventure | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In his desire to control a frontier town, ruthless town boss Decker appoints the town drunk as sheriff who, in return, hires gunfighter Destry as his deputy.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A beautiful woman with an ulterior motive hires two gunslingers to escort her through Indian territory so she can be reunited with her awaiting husband.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Joan O'Brien
Sierra (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid
Beverly Tyler ... Carrie Roberts
James Best ... Bitter Creek Dalton
Yvette Duguay ... Cimarron Rose (as Yvette Dugay)
John Hudson ... Dynamite Dick Dalton
Hugh O'Brian ... Red Buck
Roy Roberts ... Pat Roberts
David Wolfe ... Sam Swanson
Noah Beery Jr. ... Bob Dalton (as Noah Beery)
Leif Erickson ... Marshal John Sutton
John Hubbard ... George Weber
Frank Silvera ... Stacey Marshall
Edit

Storyline

Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait. Written by Rita Richardson <RRichar790@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He led the last great outlaw raids !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cimarron Kid See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of William Reynolds. See more »

Quotes

Bill Doolin: I've got a rule of my own that might do you good to remember: there will be no killing unless it's forced upon us.
See more »

Crazy Credits

James Best and Hugh O'Brien, who performed in this movie, were set to perform in the movie "Old Soldiers" but both passed away while the movie was in development. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
They Made Audie A Criminal
3 August 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Parolee Audie Murphy violently resists a crooked district attorney's latest attempt to railroad him, based on his friendship to members of the notorious Dalton gang. Breaking parole, he ends up having to join the gang for real and becoming the new leader.

Though not quite as good or well-written as director Budd Boetticher's later series of Randolph Scott pictures, The Cimarron Kid is still a fairly entertaining, muscular pulp-western, with Boetticher's usual flair for excellent photography.

With his good looks, youthful appearance, and short stature (not to mention his hero status), I'm a little surprised at how many times Audie Murphy was given a chance to play an anti-hero (Night Passage, The Texican) or even a nasty villain (No Name On The Bullet). He's charming enough though, that the audience forgives the Cimarron Kid long before the law ever does.

Noah Beery Jr. gives an amiable, though far-too-short performance as the fun-loving Bob Dalton, while a young James Best and Yvette Dugay are pretty good too as a fellow member of the gang and his beautiful, though savvy love interest.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed