|STREETS OF LAREDO (director: Leslie Fenton; screenwriters: Charles Marquis Warren/from the story by Louis Stevens & Elizabeth Hill; cinematographer: Ray Rennahan; editor: Archie Marshek; music: Victor Young; cast: William Holden (Jim Dawkins), William Bendix (Wahoo Jones), Macdonald Carey ( Lorn Reming), Mona Freeman (Rannie Carter), Stanley Ridges (Major Bailey), Alfonso Bedoya (Charles Calico), Ray Teal (Cantrel), Clem Bevins (Pop Lint), James Bell (Ike); Runtime: 92; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Robert Fellows; Paramount Pictures; 1949)|
remake of The Texas Rangers (1936)."
by Dennis Schwartz
richly visual Technicolor treat but lesser remake of
The Texas Rangers (1936), that is adequately filmed.
It keeps the same plot but alters the story by leaving
out any Indian stories. Leslie Fenton ("The
Saint's Vacation"/"Whispering Smith"/"Pardon
My Past") agreeably directs. Charles Marquis Warren adapts
the trite screenplay from a story by Louis Stevens &
outlaws Jim Dawkins (William
Holden), Wahoo Jones (William
Bendix) and Lorn Remmin (Macdonald Carey)
go on separate paths, after one last robbery, with
two of them joining the newly founded Texas
Rangers and Lorn continuing as the outlaw that the
two must bring in.
A love story is
thrown into the mix. Rannie (Mona Freeman)
is the young girl the trio helped when they
stopped her family ranch from being taken by
land-grabbers, who years later matures into an
attractive lady. When the trio separate, Jim shows
his love for her but she prefers Lorn until she
discovers that Lorn is a bad dude and changes her
REVIEWED ON 5/7/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
© ALL RIGHTS RESERVED DENNIS SCHWARTZ