Lightning, Jesse, Bill and Cisco
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 10/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
GAY AMIGO is a Cisco Kid programmer. A U.S. Cavalry captain mistakes Pancho and the Kid for leaders of an outlaw gang; they must find the real bad guys to clear themselves. Watch for an unmasked Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) as a lieutenant.
JESSE JAMES leaves Missouri and banditry for Mississippi and the opportunity to romance several belles.
LIGHTNING Morgan pursues the escaped Butch Taggert, his gang and his stash of gold.
YOUNG BUFFALO BILL stars Roy Rogers as the legendary gunslinger. Bill and sidekick Gabby get caught up in a fight over New Mexican mining claims.
Transfer quaility of ECHO BRIDGE DVD 4-fers is average at best; these are not recommended for hi-def or big screen TVs. Source material is often videotape. VOLUME 37 in their extensive GREAT AMERICAN WESTERN collection features Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, a re-edited Lone Ranger serial and old-time scenery chewer Richard Dix.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(7.1) The Gay Amigo ("Cisco Kid") (1949) - Duncan Renaldo/Leo Carillo/Armida/Joe Sawyer/Kenneth MacDonald/Clayton Moore
(5.2) Jesse James' Women (1954) - Don 'Red' Barry/Peggie Castle/Jack Butel/Lita Baron/Michael Carr/Sam Keller
(5.8) Lightning Strikes West (1940) - Ken Maynard/Claire Rochelle/Bob Terry/Michael Vallon
(5.2) Young Buffalo Bill (1940) - Roy Rogers/George 'Gabby' Hayes/Pauline Moore/Hugh Sothern/Chief Thundercloud (uncredited: Iron Eyes Cody)"