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Streets of Laredo (1949)

Passed | | Western | 27 May 1949 (USA)
An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Director:

Leslie Fenton

Writers:

Charles Marquis Warren (screenplay), Louis Stevens (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Holden ... Jim Dawkins
Macdonald Carey ... Lorn Reming
Mona Freeman ... Rannie Carter
William Bendix ... Reuben 'Wahoo' Jones
Stanley Ridges ... Major Bailey
Alfonso Bedoya ... Charley Calico
Ray Teal ... Henchman Cantrel
Clem Bevans ... Pop Lint
James Bell ... Ike
Dick Foote ... Texas Ranger Pipes
Joe Dominguez Joe Dominguez ... Texas Ranger Francisco
Grandon Rhodes ... Phil Jessup
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Mayor Towson
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Storyline

Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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No man can kill a Texas Ranger... and get away with it! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Todesreiter von Laredo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,472,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lorn signals his gang to push a large red rock down a slope to hit a stage coach bur a close up of the impact shows a much smaller rock which is whitish in colour. See more »

Goofs

The year is 1878 but Mona Freeman, 70 years ahead of her time, flaunts an up-to-the-minute blonde 1948 bobbed hair style. See more »

Quotes

Rannie Carter: He wasn't much of a hand at nothing but a jug. But he was decent enough to me. I sure hope there's plenty of filled-up jugs wherever he's gone.
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Connections

Featured in Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

STREETS OF LAREDO
(uncredited)
Traditional
New Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Dick Foote with chorus
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Macdonald Carey is a dashing villain
29 October 2005 | by matchettjaSee all my reviews

Holden, Carey and Bendix are three bandits holding up stagecoaches until a chase separates one from the other two. Those two eventually join up with the Texas Rangers and reform, while the one keeps to his old outlaw ways. Thus, the stage is set for the final showdown. Mona Freeman is the love interest who falls for one of the bandits but eventually catches on that the man of her dreams is really someone else. I saw this one when I was a kid and the scene of one of the characters being gunned down in cold blood from beneath the table blew me away. That still packs a wallop, but after having watched "Streets of Loredo" again, I realize it is all pretty routine as Westerns go. Even so, it's full of the clichés and values that made me love them when I was growing up. A young Macdonald Carey stands out as the dashing villain dressed, of course, in black.


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