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|Best of The Cisco Kid |
Actors: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carillo, Phyllis Coates, Noel Neill, Kermit Maynard
Genres: Westerns, Television
This classic western series was the first to be filmed in color, even though the majority of television sets in the country were black and white. The show presented the tales of The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and his trust... more »
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Jon M. from ASHLAND, MA
Reviewed on 7/7/2016...
Duncan Reynaldo is The Cisco Kid with Leo Carillo as his his sidekick, Pancho. Typical '50s TV entertainment, but entertaining nonetheless. Yes, Cisco is the good guy who always facilitates justice triumphing in the end. If you were a kid in the '50s and remember this, you'll enjoy it. If you weren't, you may still enjoy it, especially if you liked Westerns intended for TV viewing.
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 35 episodes in BEST OF THE CISCO KID are from the show's first two seasons. Look here for both TV Lois Lanes from "The Adventures of Superman," early western serial specialist Kermit Maynard, Gail Davis (star of TV's "Annie Oakley") and character actor Denver Pyle.
THE CISCO KID was the first TV series filmed in color, although it wasn't broadcast that way until years after its demise. The Kid was loosely based on a 1907 O. Henry short story (he wrote "The Gift of the Magi").
From his earliest screen appearance in 1919, The Cisco Kid underwent some changes over the years. O. Henry's Kid was non-Hispanic and one mean hombre. By the time the movie series began in 1939, the character was portrayed by Cesar Romero, had become a good guy and had a sidekick named 'Gordito.' Romero made several Cisco Kid films until 1942.
The dormant series was revived three years later, with Duncan Renaldo in the lead. The Gordito character was replaced by Pancho Gonzales, played by Martin Garralaga, who stayed in the role until 1948, when Leo Carillo took over. In 1950, Renaldo and Carillo made the jump to television. The Cisco Kid aired for six seasons and 156 episodes, from September 1950 to March of '56.
Fans of vintage television westerns are certain to enjoy WESTERN TV CLASSICS. This one features 20 different programs, with a total 150 episodes!
Program list includes episode number, title, season, original airdate and guest stars.
(#_4) Big Switch (S.1, 9/26/50) - Pierre Watkin/Carol Henry/Jack Ingram
(#_1) Boomerang (S.1, 9/5/50) - David Sharpe/Edmund Cobb/Lee Phelps
(#51) Buried Treasure (S.2, 2/19/52) - Delores Castle/Sondra Rodgers/Peter Coe
(#42) Carrier Pigeon (S.2, 12/18/51) - Sherry Moreland/Milburn Morante/Garry Garrett
(#_7) Chain Lightning (S.1, 10/14/50) - Don C. Harvey/Noel Neill
(#18) Confession for Money (S.1, 1/2/51) - I. Stanford Jolley/Lane Chandler/Victor Cox
(#_5) Convict Story (S.1, 10/3/50) - Gail Davis/Riley Hill
(#_2) Counterfeit Money (S.2, 9/12/50) - Forrest Taylor/Art Dupuis/Peggy Stewart
(#17) Dog Story (S.1, 12/26/50) - Kenne Duncan/Frank McCarroll/Tanis Chandler
(#22) Freight Line Feud (S.1, 1/27/51) - Ted Adams/Ellen Hall
(#33) Ghost Story (S.2, 10/15/51) - Lyn Thomas/Jack Reynolds/Robert Bice
(#49) Ghost Town (S.2, 2/12/52) - Marcia Mae Jones/Joe Forte/Denver Pyle
(#20) Haven for Heavies (S.1, 1/13/51) - Tom Tyler/Phyllis Coates/Holly Bane
(#41) Hidden Valley (S.2, 12/11/51) - Virginia Herrick/Wee Willie Davis/George Eldredge
(#43) Hypnotist Murder (S.2, 12/25/51) - Riley Hall/Denver Pyle/Tom Holland
(#48) Jewelry Holdup (S.2, 2/5/52) - Leonard Penn/John L. Cason/Ted Mapes
(#15) Lynching Story (S.1, 12/12/50) - Lyle Talbot/Frank Matts/Marshall Reed
(#_8) Medicine Flats (S.1, 10/17/50) - Frank Matts/Marshall Reed/Jonathan Hale
(#16) Newspaper Crusaders (S.1, 12/19/50) - Steve Clark/William A. Henry/Dennis Moore
(#_6) Oil Land (S.1, 10/10/50) - Fred Kohler Jr./Luther Crockett/Earle Hodgins
(#19) The Old Bum (S.1, 1/9/51) - Hank Patterson/Zon Murray/Tristram Coffin
(#21) Pancho Hostage (S.1, 1/16/51) - Lane Chandler/Victor Cox/Richard Emory
(#27) Performance Bond (S.2, 9/3/51) - Ellen Hall/Ted Adams/Ferris Taylor
(#25) Phoney Heiress (S.1, 2/13/51) - Joseph Granby/Mauritz Hugo/Lyn Thomas
(#23) Phoney Sheriff (S.1, 2/6/51) - Bill Kennedy/David Bruce/Phyllis Coates
(#47) Quarter Horse (S.2, 1/29/52) - Keith Richards/Stanley Blystone/Eddie Nash
(#50) Quicksilver Murder (S.2, 2/12/52) - Lois Hall/Hugh Prosser/James Kirkwood
(#_9) Railroad Land Rush (S.1, 10/28/50) - George DeNormand/Pierre Watkin/Pamela Blake
(#45) Robber Crow (S.2, 1/15/52) - Kermit Maynard/Mary Dean Moss/Michael Vallon
(#44) Romany Caravan (S.2, 1/8/52) - Dolores Castle/Craig Woods/Jack George
(#_3) Rustling (S.1, 9/19/50) - George DeNormand/Raymond Hatton/Frank Matts
(#24) Uncle Disinherits Niece (S.1, 2/13/51) - Bud Osborne/Bill Kennedy/Phyllis Coates
(#40) Vigilante Story (S.2, 12/4/51) - Bill George/Earle Hodgins/Hugh Prosser
(#26) Water Rights (S.1, 2/20/51) - Kenne Duncan/Frank McCarroll/Tanis Chandler
(#10) The Will (S.1, 10/31/50) - Robert Livingston/Gail Davis/Eddie Parker"
OH CISCO, OH PANCHO! LET'S WENT.
Kay's Husband | Virginia, U.S.A. | 04/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
This set of 3 discs offers 35 episodes of The Cisco Kid at a more than affordable price. Whether these particular episodes represent the "best" of the show is beside the point, who cares, what really matters is for a very low price lovers of this series get 35 episodes, mostly in color.
I have a couple other Mill Creek sets (Robin Hood and 20 John Wayne features) and for the price these folks issue very good products. Granted they are not always the best in quality, but then the low price off sets that for me.
As a kid in the 1950s I watched this series whenever possible, now thanks to Mill Creek I can re-watch these 35 episodes whenever I wish. I enjoy watching westerns, and I read on the west too, both fiction and non-fiction, and it is comforting to see two actors at the end of their long, respective careers in what for me is one of the best westerns series ever aired on TV.
Best Deal on Cisco Kid TV
J. Baesel | Cleveland,OH | 01/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The quality seems to be about the same regardless of price on these vintage 'Cisco Kid' TV DVD sets, so go with the best price, and most episodes for your $$. The quality varies from acceptable to pretty good. The color is faded, and fuzzy on several of these old shows. The sound is quite good overall. They are watchable and the nostalgia factor is very high. If you're old enough to have seen these originally,you'll feel like you went back to your childhood in the early 1950's. These are said to be from the 1st two years of the long running show [ ie. 1950 - 51]. Seemingly endless entertainment for a paltry price, my 9 yr. old grand daughter likes the mix of humor & adventure. Get this particular set while you can."