West Side Kid (1943)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Don "Red" Barry took a break from westerns to star in the fair-to-middling sentimental drama The West Side Kid. Barry is cast as gangster Johnny April, who upon being sprung from prison is hired by dispirited millionaire Sam Winston (Henry Hull). Fed up with his selfish family, Winston wants to end it all and pays Johnny $25,000 to bump him off. Instead, Johnny takes a liking to the old coot, and sets about to reform Winston's profligate family. Dale Evans, future "Queen of the West," is intriguingly cast as Winston's spoiled-rotten daughter Gloria.



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