Hi Gaucho! (1936)

Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Carroll made his screen debut in the RKO Radio musical actioner Hi Gaucho. Set in 19th-century Argentina, the story concerns the Romeo-and-Juliet romance between Lucio (Carroll) and Inez (Steffi Duna), respectively the son and daughter of feuding ranchers. At first despising Lucio, Inez grows fonder of him after he rescues her from the bandits who weave their way in and out of the storyline. Though not officially a western, there are plenty of western-like thrills and spills before a happy ending (and another rescue of the heroine, this time from an arranged marriage) can be reached. Featured as the bold bandit chieftain is silent-screen matinee idol Rod LaRocque, who ten years earlier might have been the star of the show.

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damsel-in-distress, daughter, family-feud, feud, forbidden-love, outlaw [Western], ranch, rescue, son