Bandits of El Dorado (1951)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Durango Kid--aka Charles Starrett--rides again in Bandits of El Dorado. For the umpteenth time, Starrett plays a lawman on the trail of a mysterious desperado. The villain in this one smuggles American outlaws into Mexico then murders them for their money belts. Somewhere along the line, Starrett is compelled to don his "Durango" mask to bring the heavy to justice. Critics in 1951 praised Charles Starrett for his agility in the stunt sequences, though in fact most of these stunts were performed by Jock Mahoney (who, billed as Jack O'Mahoney, also played a supporting role in the film). Comedy is provided by Smiley Burnette, as well as a bizarre duo known as "Mustard and Gravy."

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bad-guy, border [geographic], cowboy, criminal, feud, good-guy, masquerade, Mexico, Navy, officer, outlaw [Western], research, smuggling, songwriter, tension, underground [counterculture]