Review: ‘The Gay Caballero’

The Cisco Kid [created by William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)] continues his Robin Hoodian adventures along the south-west border in a story which grooves along familiar lines of the series.

The Cisco Kid [created by William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)] continues his Robin Hoodian adventures along the south-west border in a story which grooves along familiar lines of the series.

As usual, Cisco rides into the district with sidekick Chris-Pin Martin to find a grave marked with his name. Deciding to stick around and find out what’s going on, he discovers enough plot to step in to protect a pretty girl and her father from nefarious deeds.

Cesar Romero is in the familiar role of Cisco, never losing his composure in the darkest situations. Chris-Pin Martin continues as his Mexican stooge, while Sheila Ryan is the girl in this instance. Edmund MacDonald is the familiar moustached villain, aided by conniving skullduggery by Janet Beecher.

The Gay Caballero

Production

20th Century-Fox. Director Otto Brower; Producer Walter Morosco, Ralph Dietrich; Screenplay Albert Duffy, John Larkin, Walter Bullock; Camera Edward Cronjager; Editor Harry Reynolds; Music Emil Newman; Art Director Richard Day, Chester Cord

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1940. Running time: 58 MIN.

With

Cesar Romero Sheila Ryan Robert Sterling Chris-Pin Martin Janet Beecher
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