The Girl from San Lorenzo (1950)

58-59 mins | Western | 24 February 1950

Director:

Derwin Abrahams

Writer:

Ford Beebe

Producer:

Philip N. Krasne

Cinematographer:

Kenneth Peach

Editor:

Martin G. Cohn

Production Designer:

Fred Preble

Production Company:

Inter-American Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's opening title card reads: "The Cisco Kid in The Girl from San Lorenzo ." According to HR production charts, the picture was shot on location in Pioneertown, CA. Modern sources include Henry Wills in the cast. The picture was the last entry in the Cisco Kid series. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for The Cisco Kid in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; ... More Less

The film's opening title card reads: "The Cisco Kid in The Girl from San Lorenzo ." According to HR production charts, the picture was shot on location in Pioneertown, CA. Modern sources include Henry Wills in the cast. The picture was the last entry in the Cisco Kid series. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for The Cisco Kid in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; F3.0727. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
25 Mar 1950.
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Daily Variety
2 Mar 50
p. 3.
Film Daily
10 Mar 50
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Nov 49
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Nov 49
p. 13.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Nov 49
p. 13.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Mar 50
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
11 Mar 50
p. 222.
Variety
8 Mar 50
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Asst to prod
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Property master
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus comp and cond
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the character created by O. Henry.
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
24 February 1950
Production Date:
18203
Copyright Claimant:
Inter-American Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
24 February 1950
Copyright Number:
LP138
Duration(in mins):
58-59
Length(in feet):
5,270
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
14290
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Mexican American cowboys The Cisco Kid and Pancho are falsely accused of a series of stage holdups, which are actually being perpetrated by two outlaws disguised to look like them, they escape from a sheriff and his posse and arrive in San Lorenzo, California. When Pancho receives a letter from someone claiming to be his ailing grandmother and pleading with him to come to Cactus Wells for a visit, Pancho tells Cisco that his grandmother is dead. They decide to go to Cactus Wells anyway to investigate the strange letter, but while riding down the street, they are shot at by a rancher named Thomas McCarger, who has been informed that Cisco murdered his brother. When bystander Nora Malloy sees McCarger draw his gun, she tries to grab it out of his hand. Later, Nora takes the stage to Cactus Wells, where she is to wed her fiancé, Jerry Todd. Cisco and Pancho, meanwhile, visit McCarger, who shows them a letter from Sheriff Ed Marlowe. The letter states that Cisco shot McCarger's brother during a stage holdup, but Cisco explains that he has never been to Cactus Wells, then vows to go there to search for the real murderer. On their way, Cisco and Pancho see Rusty and Kansas, their impersonators, attacking a stagecoach. The outlaws shoot the driver and the guard before holding up the stage and escaping. Cisco aids the stage driver, who turns out to be Jerry, and he and Pancho take him to Nora's. When the sheriff and deputies arrive at Nora's to question them, Cisco and Pancho hide in the kitchen. Nora then grabs her ... +


After Mexican American cowboys The Cisco Kid and Pancho are falsely accused of a series of stage holdups, which are actually being perpetrated by two outlaws disguised to look like them, they escape from a sheriff and his posse and arrive in San Lorenzo, California. When Pancho receives a letter from someone claiming to be his ailing grandmother and pleading with him to come to Cactus Wells for a visit, Pancho tells Cisco that his grandmother is dead. They decide to go to Cactus Wells anyway to investigate the strange letter, but while riding down the street, they are shot at by a rancher named Thomas McCarger, who has been informed that Cisco murdered his brother. When bystander Nora Malloy sees McCarger draw his gun, she tries to grab it out of his hand. Later, Nora takes the stage to Cactus Wells, where she is to wed her fiancé, Jerry Todd. Cisco and Pancho, meanwhile, visit McCarger, who shows them a letter from Sheriff Ed Marlowe. The letter states that Cisco shot McCarger's brother during a stage holdup, but Cisco explains that he has never been to Cactus Wells, then vows to go there to search for the real murderer. On their way, Cisco and Pancho see Rusty and Kansas, their impersonators, attacking a stagecoach. The outlaws shoot the driver and the guard before holding up the stage and escaping. Cisco aids the stage driver, who turns out to be Jerry, and he and Pancho take him to Nora's. When the sheriff and deputies arrive at Nora's to question them, Cisco and Pancho hide in the kitchen. Nora then grabs her gun and orders the lawmen to leave. Then, Rusty and Kansas burst in and lock the sheriff inside the cell, kidnap Cisco and Pancho and take them to the gang's hideout inside a cave in the mountains. After Cisco and Pancho fight with their captors and escape, Cisco holds up the stage and steals the express box. A short time later, Rusty and Kansas don their disguises and rob the stage, demanding the box. When the exasperated driver explains that he already gave it to them, the outlaws realize that Cisco and Pancho must have escaped. Cisco and Pancho break back into jail, release the sheriff and tell him about the impostors. That evening, at the newspaper office of the gang's leader, editor Ross, a rock is thrown through the window with the following note attached: "This is fair warning. I will come for the loot in your office safe before daylight. The Cisco Kid." Ross opens the safe to check on the loot, just as Cisco and the sheriff are arriving. After the rest of the outlaws show up and are arrested, Cisco asks the sheriff to send a letter to McCarger identifying his brother's murderer as Ross. Later, Cisco and Pancho accept the sheriff's thanks, then say farewell. +

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