Frontier Outpost (1950)

55 mins | Western | 29 December 1950

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Barry Shipman

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

Fayte Browne

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

Charles Clague

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

No information has been located to indicate why the film's release was delayed for a year after it was copyrighted. For more information on "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid ... More Less

No information has been located to indicate why the film's release was delayed for a year after it was copyrighted. For more information on "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
Daily Variety
15 Apr 1950.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
9 Dec 50
p. 607.
Variety
13 Dec 50
p. 25.
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
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Twister" and "Live to Eat," words and music by Smiley Burnette.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
29 December 1950
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 28 Nov 1950
Production Date:
8 Sep--16 Sep 1949
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 December 1949
Copyright Number:
LP2808
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
4,973
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
14134
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Federal agent Steve Lawton works undercover with his assistant, Smiley Burnette, to track down an outlaw gang that is raiding government gold shipments bound for Fort Navajo. Disguised as masked crime fighter The Durango Kid, Steve outwits the outlaws by taking a gold shipment before it can be stolen. Later, Steve and the stagecoach passengers arrive at the fort to find that it is deserted. Commanding officer Captain Tanner, whose wife Alice is on the stage, is missing along with his men. Army investigator Copeland instructs Steve and Smiley to report the situation to the U.S. Army headquarters at Santa Fe, New Mexico. As soon as they leave, Forsythe, the leader of the outlaws, who is pretending to be a civilian government agent, murders the driver and Copeland, and takes Alice prisoner. He then telegraphs his gang to waylay Steve and Smiley and obtain the gold. Steve and Smiley escape, but when they arrive in Santa Fe, Steve is arrested for murder and robbery. Steve breaks out of jail and, disguised as The Durango Kid, rescues Tanner. After a battle, Forsythe is killed. Steve then rounds up the bandits and saves ... +


Federal agent Steve Lawton works undercover with his assistant, Smiley Burnette, to track down an outlaw gang that is raiding government gold shipments bound for Fort Navajo. Disguised as masked crime fighter The Durango Kid, Steve outwits the outlaws by taking a gold shipment before it can be stolen. Later, Steve and the stagecoach passengers arrive at the fort to find that it is deserted. Commanding officer Captain Tanner, whose wife Alice is on the stage, is missing along with his men. Army investigator Copeland instructs Steve and Smiley to report the situation to the U.S. Army headquarters at Santa Fe, New Mexico. As soon as they leave, Forsythe, the leader of the outlaws, who is pretending to be a civilian government agent, murders the driver and Copeland, and takes Alice prisoner. He then telegraphs his gang to waylay Steve and Smiley and obtain the gold. Steve and Smiley escape, but when they arrive in Santa Fe, Steve is arrested for murder and robbery. Steve breaks out of jail and, disguised as The Durango Kid, rescues Tanner. After a battle, Forsythe is killed. Steve then rounds up the bandits and saves Alice. +

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

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