Laramie


55m 1949

Brief Synopsis

A major Indian uprising is expected and Wyoming military posts are alerted. Colonel Dennison (Fred Sears) is meeting with Chief Eagle (Shooting Star) and his son Running Wolf (Jay Silverheels) when Chief Eagle is mysteriously shot. Steve Holden (Charles Starrett), an agent for the government peace commission, with the aid of a wandering shoemaker, Smiley (Smiley Burnette), discover the troubles and the Chief's murder have been instigated by Cronin (Bob Wilke), the regimental scout, for personal gain for he and his gang of outlaws.

Film Details

Release Date
May 19, 1949
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

In 1868, government agent Steve Holden, who is a member of a peace commission that is attempting to avert an Indian uprising, pays a surprise visit to Colonel Dennison, an old friend, and is introduced to Cronin, the regiment scout. During a meeting at the fort between Steve, his friend Chief Eagle, the chief's son Running Wolf and Dennison, the chief is shot by a gunman hiding outside the room. Steve runs after the culprit, who eludes him. When he returns to the fort, Steve discovers that the chief is dead and Running Wolf has been taken prisoner. Steve tries to convince Dennison that war will break out if Running Wolf does not return to his people, but Dennison sends the Indian to the guardhouse. That night, Steve, dressed as the masked avenger The Durango Kid, releases Running Wolf. The next day, Steve notices a distinctive boot print near a window and asks traveling shoemaker Smiley Burnette to watch for anyone who gives him boots with that mark to repair. Meanwhile, Cronin, who is attempting to stir up an Indian war in order to sell guns to the Indians, tries to turn Running Wolf against all other white men. By accident, Smiley discovers that the boots belong to Cronin and gets the information to Steve. With the help of Dennison's son Ronald, Jr., Cronin is finally captured. Steve proves to the Indians that Cronin is Chief Eagle's killer, and war is prevented.

Film Details

Release Date
May 19, 1949
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

For additional information about "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid.