In Old New Mexico (1945)

62-63 mins | Western | 15 May 1945

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Case of the Missing Medico . The viewed print was a televison version of the theatrical film, which was entitled "Duncan Renaldo in Old New Mexico ." The soundtrack of this print was re-dubbed and the characters of "The Cisco Kid" and "Pancho" are referred to as "Chico" and "Pablo." The film was also reviewed by contemporary sources under the title The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico . Modern sources include Bud Osborne and Artie Ortego in the cast. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and see the entry for The Cisco Kid in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; ... More Less

The working title of this film was Case of the Missing Medico . The viewed print was a televison version of the theatrical film, which was entitled "Duncan Renaldo in Old New Mexico ." The soundtrack of this print was re-dubbed and the characters of "The Cisco Kid" and "Pancho" are referred to as "Chico" and "Pablo." The film was also reviewed by contemporary sources under the title The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico . Modern sources include Bud Osborne and Artie Ortego in the cast. For additional information about the series, 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

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
1 Aug 45
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Aug 44
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Aug 44
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Aug 45
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
10 Mar 45
p. 2354.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
14 Jul 45
p. 2542.
Variety
8 Aug 45
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
MUSIC
Mus dir
Mus score
SOUND
DANCE
Dances created and staged by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the character created by O. Henry.
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Pooka Pooka," music and lyrics by Hershey Martin and Mayris Chaney.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Titles:
The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico
Old New Mexico
Case of the Missing Medico
Release Date:
15 May 1945
Production Date:
early--mid August 1944
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 March 1945
Copyright Number:
LP13267
Duration(in mins):
62-63
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
10413
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While robbing the Gilda stagecoach, The Cisco Kid, along with his friend Pancho, meets Ellen Roth, a registered nurse. Cisco abducts Ellen, knowing that she has been falsely accused of murdering her wealthy patient and benefactress, Mrs. Prescott. With the posse out looking for them, Cisco and Pancho then go into Gilda, where Cisco forces Pancho to return their booty to the empty sheriff's office. Afterward, Cisco waits at the post office to discover the owner of box seventeen, an address to which Mrs. Prescott had sent many letters. After Will Hastings, a saloon owner, removes a letter from the postal box, Cisco steals it and takes it to Ellen, who has sought sanctuary at the local mission. Though she has no further understanding of the letter than he, Ellen tells Cisco that Mrs. Prescott was administered a lethal overdose of sleeping pills by a "Dr. Wills," who claimed to be the new assistant of Mrs. Prescott's regular physician. As the letter has a reference to "Dolores," Cisco and Pancho go back into town to hunt for Dolores, who turns out to be a singer in Hastings' saloon. Dolores tells Cisco that Hastings recently returned to Gilda after a six-month absence and told her that he was about to come into "a great deal of money." After a brief fight with Hastings, Cisco is forced to make a hasty retreat from the saloon when Sheriff Clem Petty arrives. Later, while the sheriff and his posse chase after Pancho, Cisco returns to town and confronts Hastings, who, he has learned, was Prescott's estranged nephew and next of kin. Cisco offers ... +


While robbing the Gilda stagecoach, The Cisco Kid, along with his friend Pancho, meets Ellen Roth, a registered nurse. Cisco abducts Ellen, knowing that she has been falsely accused of murdering her wealthy patient and benefactress, Mrs. Prescott. With the posse out looking for them, Cisco and Pancho then go into Gilda, where Cisco forces Pancho to return their booty to the empty sheriff's office. Afterward, Cisco waits at the post office to discover the owner of box seventeen, an address to which Mrs. Prescott had sent many letters. After Will Hastings, a saloon owner, removes a letter from the postal box, Cisco steals it and takes it to Ellen, who has sought sanctuary at the local mission. Though she has no further understanding of the letter than he, Ellen tells Cisco that Mrs. Prescott was administered a lethal overdose of sleeping pills by a "Dr. Wills," who claimed to be the new assistant of Mrs. Prescott's regular physician. As the letter has a reference to "Dolores," Cisco and Pancho go back into town to hunt for Dolores, who turns out to be a singer in Hastings' saloon. Dolores tells Cisco that Hastings recently returned to Gilda after a six-month absence and told her that he was about to come into "a great deal of money." After a brief fight with Hastings, Cisco is forced to make a hasty retreat from the saloon when Sheriff Clem Petty arrives. Later, while the sheriff and his posse chase after Pancho, Cisco returns to town and confronts Hastings, who, he has learned, was Prescott's estranged nephew and next of kin. Cisco offers to turn Ellen over to Hastings for $10,000, and the crooked saloon owner quickly agrees to the bandit's terms, knowing that, upon Ellen's arrest and conviction, he will inherit his aunt's estate. After Ellen's arrest, Cisco and Pancho force the local printer to run a fake newspaper story, stating that Ellen has been exonerated and Tom Wills, alias "Dr. Wills," has been arrested for Mrs. Prescott's murder by the Denver police. Assuming that Ellen's testimony is the only evidence against Wills, Cisco offers to kill the nurse for Hastings. While Cisco fakes Ellen's murder, Wills arrives in town. The phony physician soon falls into Cisco's trap, and is taken unconscious to the mission. In the meantime, Hastings discovers Cisco's deception, but he, too, is captured by the bandit. When Wills awakens, he finds himself under the care of Ellen and confesses all, as Cisco, Pancho, Hastings and Sheriff Petty eavesdrop. Hastings and Wills are arrested for the murder of Mrs. Prescott, and Ellen offers her gratitude to Cisco. +

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

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