Outcast of Black Mesa (1950)

53-54 mins | Western | 13 April 1950

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

Fayte Browne

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

Charles Clague

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The Var review notes that this film used footage from other pictures in "The Durango Kid" series. For more information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid ... More Less

The Var review notes that this film used footage from other pictures in "The Durango Kid" series. For more information on the 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
13 May 1950.
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Daily Variety
2 May 50
p. 3.
Film Daily
19 May 50
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
2 May 50
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
13 May 50
p. 295.
The Exhibitor
10 May 50
p. 2845.
Variety
10 May 50
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOURCES
SONGS
"Donkey Engine" and "Nobody Fires the Boss," words and music by Smiley Burnette
"Just Sittin' Around in Jail," words and music by Frances Clark.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
13 April 1950
Production Date:
6 July--16 July 1949
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 March 1950
Copyright Number:
LP2917
Duration(in mins):
53-54
Length(in feet):
4,806
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
14254
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Steve Norman, Ted Thorp and Walt Dorn are all partners in a gold mine. After Dorn is killed and attempts are made on Thorp's life, Steve is charged with the crimes because Dorn's daughter Ruth claims to have seen him fire the shot. Steve evades the sheriff and, dressed as masked crusader The Durango Kid, enlists the help of photographer Smiley Burnette. Suspecting gunman Dayton of having ambushed Dorn, The Durango Kid asks Smiley to send his picture to the U.S. Marshal, who discloses that Dayton is a wanted murderer. Meanwhile, Steve is arrested, tried hastily by a coroner's jury and is about to be hanged when Smiley helps him escape. Disguised as The Durango Kid, Steve then proves that town physician Andrew Vaning's medical certificate is a forgery and accuses him of hiring Dayton to kill the partners. Vaning had planned to marry Ruth after the other partners were eliminated and thus take control of the mine. Dayton is captured, and Vaning dies during an attempted escape by ... +


Steve Norman, Ted Thorp and Walt Dorn are all partners in a gold mine. After Dorn is killed and attempts are made on Thorp's life, Steve is charged with the crimes because Dorn's daughter Ruth claims to have seen him fire the shot. Steve evades the sheriff and, dressed as masked crusader The Durango Kid, enlists the help of photographer Smiley Burnette. Suspecting gunman Dayton of having ambushed Dorn, The Durango Kid asks Smiley to send his picture to the U.S. Marshal, who discloses that Dayton is a wanted murderer. Meanwhile, Steve is arrested, tried hastily by a coroner's jury and is about to be hanged when Smiley helps him escape. Disguised as The Durango Kid, Steve then proves that town physician Andrew Vaning's medical certificate is a forgery and accuses him of hiring Dayton to kill the partners. Vaning had planned to marry Ruth after the other partners were eliminated and thus take control of the mine. Dayton is captured, and Vaning dies during an attempted escape by stagecoach. +

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

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