El Dorado Pass (1948)

55-56 mins | Western | 14 October 1948

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Earle Snell

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

Rex Wimpy

Production Designer:

Carl Anderson

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Crossroads of the West . Modern sources add Blackie Whiteford to the cast. For additional information about "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid ... More Less

The working title of this film was Crossroads of the West . Modern sources add Blackie Whiteford to the cast. For additional information about "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
11 Dec 1948.
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Daily Variety
18 Feb 49
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Feb 49
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
18 Sep 48
p. 4318.
Variety
4 May 49
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Black, Black Jack of All Trades," words and music by Smiley Burnette
"On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan," words and music by Eddie Dean and Glenn Strange
"The Yellow Rose of Texas," traditional.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
Crossroads of the West
Release Date:
14 October 1948
Production Date:
18 May--26 May 1948
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 October 1948
Copyright Number:
LP1851
Duration(in mins):
55-56
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When cowhand Steve Clayton is framed and arrested for robbing a stagecoach and stealing $20,000 in gold coin from Mexican rancher Don Martinez and his daughter Dolores, Steve's friend, Smiley Burnette, the town barber, helps him escape from jail. Donning his disguise as The Durango Kid, the masked rider for justice, Steve tracks down the real robbers and discovers that Page, the rancher from whom Don Martinez was planning to buy some thoroughbred horses, is now in possession of the gold. Once again disguised as The Durango Kid, Steve pretends to make a deal with Page to exchange the coin for American currency. Later, when Steve tries to turn Page and the gold over to the sheriff, they are intercepted by Page's men. Thinking that they have been double-crossed, the outlaws kill Page and take Steve to their hideout, where they plan to kill him and then collect the reward that will be offered for Page's murderer. Smiley, meanwhile, has traced Steve to the hideout and helps him escape. As The Durango Kid, Steve draws the sheriff and his posse to the hideout. After the gang is arrested and the gold recovered, Dolores thanks Steve and asks him to express her gratitude to The Durango ... +


When cowhand Steve Clayton is framed and arrested for robbing a stagecoach and stealing $20,000 in gold coin from Mexican rancher Don Martinez and his daughter Dolores, Steve's friend, Smiley Burnette, the town barber, helps him escape from jail. Donning his disguise as The Durango Kid, the masked rider for justice, Steve tracks down the real robbers and discovers that Page, the rancher from whom Don Martinez was planning to buy some thoroughbred horses, is now in possession of the gold. Once again disguised as The Durango Kid, Steve pretends to make a deal with Page to exchange the coin for American currency. Later, when Steve tries to turn Page and the gold over to the sheriff, they are intercepted by Page's men. Thinking that they have been double-crossed, the outlaws kill Page and take Steve to their hideout, where they plan to kill him and then collect the reward that will be offered for Page's murderer. Smiley, meanwhile, has traced Steve to the hideout and helps him escape. As The Durango Kid, Steve draws the sheriff and his posse to the hideout. After the gang is arrested and the gold recovered, Dolores thanks Steve and asks him to express her gratitude to The Durango Kid. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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