Laramie (1949)

55 mins | Western | 19 May 1949

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Barry Shipman

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

Rex Wimpy

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

Charles Clague

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

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

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
4 Jun 1949.
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Daily Variety
10 Jun 49
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Jun 49
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
29 Oct 49
p. 66.
Variety
19 Oct 49
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dir
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"Chime Bells," words and music by Elton Britt and Bob Miller
"Who Don't?" and "The Happy Cobbler," words and music by Smiley Burnette
"Mollie Darling," words and music by William Shakespeare Hays.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
19 May 1949
Production Date:
11 October--19 October 1949
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 May 1949
Copyright Number:
LP2302
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
13557
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1868, government agent Steve Holden, who is a member of a peace commission that is attempting to avert an Indian uprising, pays a surprise visit to Colonel Dennison, an old friend, and is introduced to Cronin, the regiment scout. During a meeting at the fort between Steve, his friend Chief Eagle, the chief's son Running Wolf and Dennison, the chief is shot by a gunman hiding outside the room. Steve runs after the culprit, who eludes him. When he returns to the fort, Steve discovers that the chief is dead and Running Wolf has been taken prisoner. Steve tries to convince Dennison that war will break out if Running Wolf does not return to his people, but Dennison sends the Indian to the guardhouse. That night, Steve, dressed as the masked avenger The Durango Kid, releases Running Wolf. The next day, Steve notices a distinctive boot print near a window and asks traveling shoemaker Smiley Burnette to watch for anyone who gives him boots with that mark to repair. Meanwhile, Cronin, who is attempting to stir up an Indian war in order to sell guns to the Indians, tries to turn Running Wolf against all other white men. By accident, Smiley discovers that the boots belong to Cronin and gets the information to Steve. With the help of Dennison's son Ronald, Jr., Cronin is finally captured. Steve proves to the Indians that Cronin is Chief Eagle's killer, and war is ... +


In 1868, government agent Steve Holden, who is a member of a peace commission that is attempting to avert an Indian uprising, pays a surprise visit to Colonel Dennison, an old friend, and is introduced to Cronin, the regiment scout. During a meeting at the fort between Steve, his friend Chief Eagle, the chief's son Running Wolf and Dennison, the chief is shot by a gunman hiding outside the room. Steve runs after the culprit, who eludes him. When he returns to the fort, Steve discovers that the chief is dead and Running Wolf has been taken prisoner. Steve tries to convince Dennison that war will break out if Running Wolf does not return to his people, but Dennison sends the Indian to the guardhouse. That night, Steve, dressed as the masked avenger The Durango Kid, releases Running Wolf. The next day, Steve notices a distinctive boot print near a window and asks traveling shoemaker Smiley Burnette to watch for anyone who gives him boots with that mark to repair. Meanwhile, Cronin, who is attempting to stir up an Indian war in order to sell guns to the Indians, tries to turn Running Wolf against all other white men. By accident, Smiley discovers that the boots belong to Cronin and gets the information to Steve. With the help of Dennison's son Ronald, Jr., Cronin is finally captured. Steve proves to the Indians that Cronin is Chief Eagle's killer, and war is prevented. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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