The Cimarron Kid (1952)

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    • The Cimarron Kid (1952)

      THE CIMARRON KID

      DIRECTED BY BUDD BOETTICHER
      UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (UI)

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait.
      Written by Rita Richardson

      Cast
      Audie Murphy ... Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid
      Beverly Tyler ... Carrie Roberts
      James Best ... Bitter Creek Dalton
      Yvette Duguay ... Cimarron Rose (as Yvette Dugay)
      John Hudson ... Dynamite Dick Dalton
      Hugh O'Brian ... Red Buck
      Roy Roberts ... Pat Roberts
      David Wolfe ... Sam Swanson
      Noah Beery Jr. ... Bob Dalton (as Noah Beery)
      Leif Erickson ... Marshal John Sutton
      John Hubbard ... George Weber
      Frank Silvera ... Stacey Marshall
      and many more...

      Directed
      Budd Boetticher

      Writing Credits
      Louis Stevens ... (story) and (screenplay)
      Kay Lenard ... (story)

      Produced
      Ted Richmond

      Cinematography
      Charles P. Boyle

      Trivia
      Film debut of William Reynolds

      Goofs
      Unknown

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Tuolumne County, California, USA
      Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - Jamestown, California, USA
      Columbia State Historic Park, 11255 Jackson Street, Columbia, California, USA
      Six Points Texas, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      The Cimarron Kid
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • The Cimarron Kid is a 1952 American Technicolor Western film directed by
      Budd Boetticher starring Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler and James Best.

      Production
      The film was based on a story by Louis Stevens.
      It was assigned to producer Ted Richmond at Universal for Audie Murphy in April 1951

      It was the first Western from Budd Boetticher, who later became famous for his work in the genre.
      “I became a western director because they thought I looked like one and they thought I rode better than anyone else,"
      said Boetticher later. "And I didn’t know anything about the west.”
      It was also the director's first film in color and his first under a long term contract with Universal Pictures.

      In the original script, Murphy's character died at the end of the movie.
      However, the studio decided to change it to reflect the actor's rising popularity

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      User Review

      One of Audie Murphy's Better Westerns
      10 November 2011 | by oldblackandwhite (North Texas sticks (see all my reviews))

      old wrote:

      The Cimarron Kid is a tightly-made, action-packed, very entertaining Western of the Oklahoma outlaws sub-genre. It is well directed by Bud Boetticher, generally well acted, pleasingly scored, and beautifully filmed in three-strip Technicolor. Costumes, gun leather, railroad equipment and sets are quite authentic looking for the late 19th century era. The the outdoor locations, though actually California, were well chosen to look suitably like Okieland. As an added bonus, there are lots of period railroad equipment, with a shootout in a rural roundhouse one of the rousing action scenes.


      There is not really much to find wrong is this little oat burner, except for Audie Murphy's awful acting.
      Let's face, a wooden cigar store Indian with a microphone implant could do little worse.
      But even that serious handicap is overcome by Boetticher's skillful direction and a creative script that concentrates on the interesting supporting cast of characters, especially Noah Berry, Jr.'s Bob Dalton, and the love relationship between Bitter Creek Dalton (James Best) and Cimarron Rose (Yvette Duguay). This device happily keeps the camera away from Murphy's frozen features for most of the screen time. Yvette Duguay, though only fourth-billed, actually steals the show as the outlaw gang's resourceful gun moll. Pretty, exotic, lively, and sexy, she is more interesting and appealing in every way than Audie's ho-hum love interest, second-billed Beverly Tyler. Good support is also contributed by veteran character actors Roy Roberts and Leif Erickson.

      Altogether a very satisfying little Western. Better than some of the bigger productions from the same early 1950's era and certainly superior to any of the pretentious plates of tripe passed off as Westerns today.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England