Down Laredo Way (1953)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Singing cowboy Rex Allen joins the circus in Down Laredo Way. It all begins when Allen and his sidekick Slim Pickens come to the aid of little Taffy (Judy Nugent), whose acrobat father is killed in an accident. Or was it an accident? After all, the dead man's partner, Valerie (Marjorie Lord), has been keeping company with suspicious-looking Cooper (Roy Barcroft). It turns out that a diamond-smuggling racket is at the bottom of things. Livening up the proceedings in Down Laredo Way is peppery Dona Drake as a warm-hearted, hot-blooded gypsy gal. Like most of Republic's Rex Allen vehicles, the film benefits from better-than-usual production values.

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rescue, acrobatics, child, father, girl, investigation, killing, murder, opal, orphan, partner, ring [jewelry], rodeo, smuggling, stars [celebrities]