Streets of Laredo (1949)

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    • Streets of Laredo (1949)




      Plot Summary
      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

      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 ... Texas Ranger Francisco
      Grandon Rhodes ... Phil Jessup
      Perry Ivins ... Mayor Towson
      Hank Worden ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)
      and many more...

      Leslie Fenton

      Writing Credits
      Charles Marquis Warren ... (screenplay)
      Louis Stevens ... (story) and
      Elizabeth Hill ... (story)
      King Vidor ... (original screenplay) (uncredited)

      Robert Fellows

      Victor Young

      Ray Rennahan

      One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. Considered a centerpiece of the Paramount Film Library, Its initial telecasts took place in San Francisco Thursday 8 January 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Seattle 30 January 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Chicago Thursday 5 February 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2) and in Philadelphia Friday 6 February 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), and it immediately became a popular local favorite; in Minneapolis it first aired 11 April 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Grand Rapids 4 August 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Pittsburgh 5 August 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Indianapolis 29 September 1959 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Omaha 3 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), simultaneously in both Detroit and Johnstown 9 November 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2) and WJAC (Channel 6), in Toledo 14 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), and in Asheville, North Carolina 7 March 1960 on WLOS (Channel 13). At this time, color broadcasting was still in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so most vintage film showings were still in B&W, excluding WFBM, an NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, who broadcast this one in color. Otherwise, viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. Happily, today's televiewers can now enjoy it, fully restored to its original Technicolor grandeur on the Western Channel.

      Filmed in 1948, but not released until 1949.

      Character error
      The montage of newspapers and Wanted posters portraying Lorn Reming's solo outlaw career includes a newspaper headline with the word "Dicipline".

      Revealing mistakes
      During a fist fight between two characters, a knife winds up stuck in the back of a guitar. The guitar is kicked during the fight and the knife wobbles back and forth, revealing it to be rubber.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Gallup, New Mexico, USA
      Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Paramount Ranch - 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura, California, USA
      Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA

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      Streets of Laredo
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Streets of Laredo (1949)

      Streets of Laredo is a 1949 American Western film directed by
      Leslie Fenton starring William Holden, Macdonald Carey and William Bendix
      as three outlaws who rescue a young girl, played by Mona Freeman.
      When they become separated, two reluctantly become Texas Rangers, while the third continues on a life of crime.

      The film is a Technicolor remake of King Vidor's black-and-white film The Texas Rangers (1936),
      which starred Fred MacMurray in Holden's role, Jack Oakie in William Bendix's,
      Lloyd Nolan in MacDonald Carey's role, and Jean Parker as the girl they rescue.

      User Review

      Macdonald Carey is a dashing villain
      29 October 2005 | by matchettja (Japan)
      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.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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