Texas Dynamo (1950)

53-54 mins | Western | 1 June 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

For additional information on "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry above for The Return of the Durango Kid ... More Less

For additional information on "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry above for The Return of the Durango Kid . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
17 Jun 1950.
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Daily Variety
7 Jun 50
p. 4.
Film Daily
9 Jun 50
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Feb 1950.
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Hollywood Reporter
7 Jun 50
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
10 Jun 50
p. 331.
Variety
14 Jun 50
p. 22.
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
"Fickle Finger of Fate" and "Kitty Loved the Calliope," music and lyrics by Smiley Burnette
"Let's Rally One and All," music and lyrics by Frances Clark.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
1 June 1950
Production Date:
14 February--21 February 1950
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 June 1950
Copyright Number:
LP310
Duration(in mins):
53-54
Length(in feet):
4,814
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
14455
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The founder of the small Colorado town of Beckton asks his friend, Steve Drake, for help, but is murdered by Stanton, the leader of a marauding band of vigilantes who profess to be on the side of law and order, before Steve reaches town. Stanton then contrives to have Julia Beck, the murdered man's daughter, elected as Beckton's mayor. Under Stanton's guidance, Julia, who does not know Stanton is responsible for her father's murder, then forms a citizens' government league, which prohibits everyone from using guns except the league's officers, who are all Stanton's men. After the mysterious masked avenger The Durango Kid is blamed for Beck's murder, Stanton sends for a hired killer named The Texas Dynamo to catch him. Unknown to Stanton and the others, Steve is the real Durango Kid. When Steve discovers the gunman dying of a snake bite, he assumes his identity. As The Texas Dynamo, Steve takes over the vigilantes. Then Julia's brother Bill is framed by the vigilantes for a bank robbery. Aided by Smiley Burnette, Steve, disguised as The Durango Kid, reveals the real nature of the vigilantes and forces Stanton to confess that he murdered Julia's ... +


The founder of the small Colorado town of Beckton asks his friend, Steve Drake, for help, but is murdered by Stanton, the leader of a marauding band of vigilantes who profess to be on the side of law and order, before Steve reaches town. Stanton then contrives to have Julia Beck, the murdered man's daughter, elected as Beckton's mayor. Under Stanton's guidance, Julia, who does not know Stanton is responsible for her father's murder, then forms a citizens' government league, which prohibits everyone from using guns except the league's officers, who are all Stanton's men. After the mysterious masked avenger The Durango Kid is blamed for Beck's murder, Stanton sends for a hired killer named The Texas Dynamo to catch him. Unknown to Stanton and the others, Steve is the real Durango Kid. When Steve discovers the gunman dying of a snake bite, he assumes his identity. As The Texas Dynamo, Steve takes over the vigilantes. Then Julia's brother Bill is framed by the vigilantes for a bank robbery. Aided by Smiley Burnette, Steve, disguised as The Durango Kid, reveals the real nature of the vigilantes and forces Stanton to confess that he murdered Julia's father. +

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

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