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The Mexicali Kid (1938)

Approved | | Western | 14 September 1938 (USA)
Looking for the killer of his brother, Jack saves the outlaw known as the Mexicali Kid who had collapsed on the desert. Jack joins up with the Kid who leads him to Gorson. Gorson is after a... See full summary »

Director:

Wallace Fox (as Wallace W. Fox)

Writer:

Robert Emmett Tansey (original screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Randall ... Jack Wood
Rusty the Horse Rusty the Horse ... Rusty
Wesley Barry ... The Mexicali Kid
Eleanor Stewart ... Jean Carter
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Frederick Gorson (as Wm. von Brinken)
Chester Gan ... Mo Cort - Chinese Cook
Glenn Strange ... Jed - Foreman
Billy Bletcher ... Stagecoach Driver
Ernie Adams ... Carl - Gorson's Bookkeeper
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Ed
Bud Osborne ... Chris Collins
George Chesebro ... Joe Collins
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Looking for the killer of his brother, Jack saves the outlaw known as the Mexicali Kid who had collapsed on the desert. Jack joins up with the Kid who leads him to Gorson. Gorson is after a ranch and gets Jack to pose as the heir to the ranch. After the papers are signed he plans to have jack killed. But the Kid recognizes Gorson's henchmen as the men Jack is after and decides to help him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Jack RANDALL RIDES THE OUTLAW TRAIL TO EXPOSE MYSTERY KILLER OF WEST! (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Philadelphia Thursday 20 October 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

Quotes

[the Mexicali Kid has been mortally wounded]
Mexicali Kid aka Jones: They always said I'd die with my boots on... take 'em off, please.
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The Missing Heir
7 January 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Mexicali Kid finds silent screen child actor Wesley Barry in the title role. But this is a Jack Randall western for Monogram and it's a pretty good B film.

Randall saves the life of The Mexicali Kid when he's stranded on the desert. Barry is grateful and the two of them decide to ride the trail together for a spell. Randall then shows up in a new town claiming to be the long lost heir to a ranch that Ellen Stewart has been managing, but whose business affairs are being run by Wilhelm Von Brincken with appropriate Teutonic accent. Germans were just coming into vogue as screen villains.

I can't say too much more without giving the plot away, but let's say everything is settled after the 52 minute running time of this nicely paced B western is concluded.

I've now seen a few of Randall's westerns and generally like them. Randall sat a saddle well and handled dialog better than a lot of his cowboy hero peers. His early death was a real tragedy.

B western aficionados should go for The Mexicali Kid.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Fronteira See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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