The Return of the Cisco Kid


1h 10m 1939

Brief Synopsis

Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 28, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by O. Henry.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,378ft

Synopsis

In 1900, in Northern Mexico near the Arizona border, the Cisco Kid, the famous bandit known as Señor Gonzales Sebastian Rodrigo Don Juan Chicquello, faces a firing squad. That night, he arises from his grave with the help of his two friends, Lopez and Gordito, who had placed blanks in the soldiers' guns the previous night. The three head for Arizona where Cisco makes the acquaintance of Colonel Jonathan Bixby and his granddaughter, Ann Carver, who are traveling to the ranch in which they invested all their money. Cisco joins them and foils an attempted robbery of their stagecoach. In town, Bixby and Ann discover that Sheriff McNally, the local land baron, holds the deed to their ranch and has thrown their partner's son, Alan Davis, in jail to keep it. When Bixby and Ann demand his release, McNally, both sheriff and judge, puts them in jail as well. Learning of their arrest, Cisco sets the local store on fire, using the confusion to break the group out of jail. Alan is shot in the escape, but Cisco lances his bullet wound. He takes the trio to the home of Mama Soledad, where they are cared for. Back in town, Cisco meets with McNally, telling him he is a cattleman interested in buying Bixby's ranch. McNally refuses to sell, however, claiming the land is a gold mine. When Cisco offers him $100,000, McNally finally agrees, but Cisco robs McNally's bank for the money. While his friends want to keep the money, Cisco insists it is for Ann, his new love. Unknown to Cisco, Ann and Alan are in love. McNally, realizing he has been double-crossed, prepares a trap for Cisco, but Cisco is too smart for him and gets the deed to the ranch. When Cisco learns of Ann's engagement to Alan, he feels betrayed and orders his friends to find Alan and send him through a pass that the Mexican army has been told the Cisco Kid will be using. However, when Cisco learns from Ann that she never loved him or meant to mislead him, Cisco rides off to save Alan. As McNally and the Mexican soldiers wait at the pass, Cisco sneaks behind them and captures the group. Cisco agrees to stay away from McNally if he will leave Alan and Ann alone, and McNally consents. As Cisco, Lopez and Gordito then ride back into Mexico, Cisco decides to go see an old girl friend.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 28, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by O. Henry.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,378ft

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Trivia

Notes

The summary and onscreen credits for this film were based on a viewing of an incomplete print and on a dialogue continuity in the copyright descriptions. According to a Hollywood Reporter production chart, Harold Huber was to have appeared in this film. Hollywood Reporter stated that former Mexican vice-counsul Ernesto A. Romero worked on the film as a technical director, dialogue coach and writer. According to a Twentieth Century-Fox press release, much of the film was shot on location in Arizona, with the company working out of Tucson. While the dialogue continuity deposited for copyright states that the film is "A Cosmopolitan Production," this statement is not included in the opening credits of the print viewed. For more information on the Cisco Kid series, see the entry above for The Cisco Kid.