Streets of Laredo (1949)





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Streets of Laredo is a streamlined and Technicolorful remake of Paramount's 1936 box-office champ The Texas Rangers. William Holden, William Bendix and MacDonald Carey star as roguish outlaws Jim Dawkins, Wahoo Jones and Lorn Remming. After rescuing a little girl named Rannie Carter from a wicked tax collector, Dawkins and Jones decide to switch to the right side of the law; Remming, however, has other ideas. Years later, Rennie has grown up quite prettily into Mona Freeman, while Jim and Wahoo have become scrupulous members of the newly-formed Texas Rangers. Jim is in love with Rennie, but she has eyes for the still-crooked Lorn -- at least until Lorn proves to be the louse that the audience knew he was from the first reel. Streets of Laredo meticulously recreates the most famous scene from Texas Rangers, wherein one of the film's more sympathetic characters is abruptly shot to death from under a table; the scene still works, though it packed a bigger wallop in the original. Alfonso Bedoya, the "I don't have to show you any stinking badges" bandit from Treasure of the Sierra Madre, is appropriately menacing as the tax collector.
Classics , Western
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William Holden
as Jim Dawkins
William Bendix
as Wahoo Jones
Macdonald Carey
as Lorn Reming
Mona Freeman
as Rannie Carter
Stanley Ridges
as Maj. Bailey
Alfonso Bedoya
as Charley Calico
Ray Teal
as Cantrel
Clem Bevans
as Pop Lint
Dick Foote
as Pipes
Joe Dominguez
as Francisco
Grandon Rhodes
as Phil Jessup
Perry Ivins
as Mayor Towson
Bob Kortman
as Ranger
Jim Davies
as Ranger
Byron Foulger
as Artist
Wade Crosby
as Bartender
Carl Andre
as Townsman
Michael Lally
as Townsman
William Hamel
as Townsman
Hank Worden
as Cowhand
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Lesser remake of The Texas Rangers (1936).

Full Review… | May 9, 2015
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