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The Rough, Tough West (1952)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 15 June 1952 (USA)
When Steve Holden plus his alter ego, the Durango Kid, is reunited with his old Texas Ranger saddlemate Jack Mahoney, he finds his former friend has become greedy and power hungry.

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Barry Shipman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Starrett ... Steve Holden / The Durango Kid
Jock Mahoney ... Big Jack Mahoney (as Jack Mahoney)
Carolina Cotton ... Carolina
Pee Wee King Pee Wee King ... Pee Wee - Golden West Cowboys Band Leader
Pee Wee King and His Band Pee Wee King and His Band ... Musicians
Raider Raider ... Durango's Horse
Bullet Bullet ... Steve's Horse
Smiley Burnette ... Fire Chief Smiley Burnette
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Storyline

Steve Holden arrives looking for his old friend Big Jack only to find he runs the town and is greatly disliked. However the cause of the conflict is Big Jack's chief henchman Fulton. Steve becomes Sheriff and he and the Durango Kid then battle Fulton as he goes after the miner's gold. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Musical | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Protetor dos Fracos See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Steve Holden: In one day I've been able to see a lot of things and ask a lot of questions. Maybe your plans are big, but I don't think you are.
Big Jack Mahoney: Maybe I've been wrong about you, Steve. Maybe you're no better than those mucking, grubbing miners that are standing in my way. If you do feel that way, maybe you better get out of town because there's no room for you.
Steve Holden: No, I'm not getting out. I have a job to do as marshal... remember?
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Soundtracks

Fire of Forty-One
Written by Smiley Burnette
Performed by Smiley Burnette and Pee Wee King and His Band
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Worth viewing more than once
3 March 2007 | by ejrjrSee all my reviews

Charles Starret is the Durango Kid, this time as local sheriff, appointed by his former Ranger buddy Jack Mahoney. Jock Mahoney, Smiley Burnette and Caroline Cotton co-star. Also, Pee Wee King and Tommy Ivo have small roles.

Jack Mahoney has a scheme to fleece the local miners and marry the saloon songbird. He enlists the Durango Kid, his former Ranger buddy to serve as local sheriff in order to control the miners and the local newspaper publisher. This deviates from earlier fare as it features several songs by Burnette, Cotton and Pee Wee King.

Well produced and directed. Many scenes shot at Iverson Ranch in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. The print is excellent as is the sound.

Western fans will enjoy.


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