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"Here's adventure! Here's romance!
Here's O. Henry's famous Robin Hood of the Old West – The Cisco Kid!"

         The 'Cisco Kid' character is based on O. Henry's "Heart of The West" book of Western short stories, published in 1907, which was in turn based on legends around Austin, Texas of gambler and gunman Ben Thompson.
         At least one Cisco Kid feature film was made during the Silent Era. Fox Studios made a series of Cisco Kid sound features in the 30s, starring Warner Baxter [1889-1951] and Cesar Romero [1907-94], both pairing with Chris-Pin Martin [1893-1953] as sidekick 'Gordito'. The low-budget studio Monogram Pictures made a series of Cisco Kid features in the 1940s starring Duncan Renaldo [1904-80] and Gilbert Roland [1905-94]. They too shared a sidekick, this time Martin Garralaga [1894-1981].
         Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo [1880-1961] were paired at United Artists, starring in 5 features before making the popular network television show of 1950-56, which lasted 156 episodes – innovatively filmed in color although color TV receivers were not yet available.
         In early 2001, a dozen videos of Cisco Kid features and tv episodes were put on the market, and the entire TV series is being released on DVD since 2004 – perhaps signs of a revival of interest in Cisco Kid.

'The Cisco Kid' entry at Wikipedia
listings for character 'The Cisco Kid' at Internet Movie Database
search for Cisco Kid books at Amazon

                    

Cisco Kid  Movies
listings for character 'The Cisco Kid' at Internet Movie Database

Films of Cisco Kid book by Francis M. Nevins  
"The Films of The Cisco Kid" [1998]
by Francis M. Nevins

World of Yesterday pb [11/98] out of print/used

Gilbert Roland Cisco Kid boxed set   Gilbert Roland as The Cisco Kid box set [1946-47]
includes "The Gay Cavalier" [1946], "South of Monterey" [1946], "Beauty & The Bandit" [1946], "Riding The California Trail" [1947], "Robin Hood of Monterey" [1947], "King of The Bandits" [1947]
VCI Home Video b&w DVD [2/2007] for $24.99
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] six tapes - out of prodn
Gilbert Roland Cisco Kid triple features on DVD  "Cisco Kid Western Triple Features" starring Gilbert Roland
Volume 1: VCI Home Video b&w DVD [5/2007] for $6.99
includes "The Gay Cavalier" [1946], "South of Monterey" [1946] & "Beauty & The Bandit" [1946]
Volume 2: VCI Home Video b&w DVD [5/2007] for $6.99
includes "Riding The California Trail" [1947], "Robin Hood of Monterey" [1947] & "King of The Bandits" [1947]

half-sheet poster for 'The Caballero's Way' 1914 silent short  "The Caballero's Way" silent short [Eclair American/Universal April 1914]
A Texas border desparado discovers that his girlfriend is romancing a Texas Ranger and plans to betray her former lover to the lawman; the bandit manipulates events so that the ranger shoots the girl. • Three reeler released in 3 parts; filmed in Tucson, Arizona; directed by Webster Cullison; based on a story by O. Henry; starring William R. Dunn, Jack W. Johnston, Edna Payne, Hal Wilson
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits from IMDb

won Oscar for Best Actor  poster for 'In Old Arizona' movie co-directed by Irving Cummings & Raoul Walsh, starring Warner Baxter   "In Old Arizona" [Fox April 1929]
The first all-talking sound-on-film feature. An Army sergeant conspires with Cisco Kid's faithless girlfriend to get the reward for Cisco's capture - dead or alive! Co-directed by Irving Cummings & Raoul Walsh; based on O. Henry's story "The Caballero's Way"; starring Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe & Dorothy Burgess; won Oscar for Best Actor (Baxter), nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script & Best Cinematography
Fox color DVD [5/2005] for $5.23
full credits from IMDb • 40"x27" poster from Amazon for $21.88

"The Arizona Kid" [Fox April 1930]
Starring Warner Baxter & Carole Lombard
no video available; full credits on IMDb

Cisco Kid 1931 movie poster starring Warner Baxter  
"The Cisco Kid" [Fox Nov 1931]
Starring Warner Baxter, Chris-Pin Martin & Edmund Lowe
no video available • full credits at IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
Return of The Cisco Kid movie poster starring Warner Baxter  "Return of The Cisco Kid" [Fox April 1939]
Starring Warner Baxter, Chris-Pin Martin & Cesar Romero
no video available • full credits at IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"The Cisco Kid & The Lady" [Fox 1940]
Starring Cesar Romero, Chris-Pin Martin & George Montgomery

no video available; full credits on IMDb

Viva Cisco Kid movie poster starring Cesar Romero   
"Viva Cisco Kid" [Fox April 1940]
Starring Cesar Romero & Chris-Pin Martin
no video available • full credits at IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $0.00

"Lucky Cisco Kid" [Fox June 1940]
Starring Cesar Romero & Chris-Pin Martin
no video available; full credits on IMDb

"The Gay Caballero" [Fox Oct 1940]
Starring Cesar Romero & Chris-Pin Martin
no video available • full credits on IMDb

"Romance of The Rio Grande" [Fox Jan 1941]
Starring Cesar Romero & Chris-Pin Martin
no video available; full credits on IMDb

"Ride On, Vaquero" [Fox April 1941]
Starring Cesar Romero & Chris-Pin Martin
no video available; full credits on IMDb

"The Cisco Kid Returns" [Monogram Feb 1945]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Martin Garralaga
no video available; full credits on IMDb

"In Old New Mexico" [Monogram May 1945]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Martin Garralaga
no video available; full credits on IMDb

South of The Rio Grande movie starring Duncan Renaldo  "South of The Rio Grande" [Monogram Sept 1945]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Martin Garralaga South of The Rio Grande
V.C.I. double feature b&w DVD [5/2002] for $17.99 with "Girl From San Lorenzo" [1950]
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [11/94] for $9.99
full credits on IMDb
Gay Cavalier movie starring Gilbert Roland   "The Gay Cavalier" [Monogram March 1946]
Starring Gilbert Roland & Martin Garralaga
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] for $9.99
full credits on IMDb
South of Monterey movie starring  Gilbert Roland   "South of Monterey" [Monogram June 1946]
Starring Gilbert Roland & Martin Garralaga
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] for $9.99
full credits on IMDb
Beauty & The Bandit movie starring Gilbert Roland   "Beauty & The Bandit" [Monogram Nov 1946]
Starring Gilbert Roland & Martin Garralaga
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] for $9.99
full credits on IMDb
Riding The California Trail movie starring Gilbert Roland   "Riding The California Trail" [Monogram Jan 1947]
Starring Gilbert Roland & Martin Garralaga
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits on IMDb
Robin Hood of Monterey 1947 movie starring Gilbert Roland  "Robin Hood of Monterey" [Monogram Pictures Sept 1947]
The Cisco Kid rescues a wounded man who fled after he was accused of shooting his
father; Cisco and Pancho learn that Don Carlos was shot with a small-bore pistol like
the derringer carried by the widow . . .
Directed by Christy Cabanne; screenplay by
Bennett Cohen; starring Gilbert Roland, Chris-Pin Martin, Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue,
Pedro de Cordoba, Donna Martell, Travis Kent, Thornton Edwards, Nestor Paiva,
Ernie Adams
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [2/2007] 6 films on 2 disks for $15.99
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
King of The Bandits movie starring Gilbert Roland  
"King of The Bandits" [Monogram Nov 1947]
Co-written by & starring Gilbert Roland, with Chris-Pin Martin
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [4/2001] for $9.99
full credits on IMDb

"The Valiant Hombre" [United Artists Dec 1948]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo
no video available; full credits on IMDb

"The Daring Caballero" [United Artists June 1949]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo
no video available; full credits on IMDb

Cisco Kid Gay Amigo movie starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo  
"The Gay Amigo" [United Artists May 1949]
Starring Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo & Clayton Moore
Alpha Video b&w DVD [5/2004] for $7.98
full credits at IMDb
Girl From San Lorenzo movie starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo   "The Girl From San Lorenzo" [United Artists Feb 1950]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo
V.C.I. double feature b&w DVD [5/2002] for $17.99 with "South of The Rio Grande" [1945]
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [11/94] out of prodn/used
aka "Don Amigo" Rhino Video b&w VHS [11/95] out of prodn/used
full credits on IMDb
Satan's Cradle movie starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo   "Satan's Cradle" [United Artists March 1950]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo
Alpha Video b&w DVD [11/2006] for $7.98
VCI Home Video b&w VHS [11/94] out of prodn/used
full credits on IMDb
The Cisco Kid tv movie co-written & directed by Luis Valdez, starring Jimmy Smits & Cheech Marin   "The Cisco Kid" tv movie [T.N.T. Feb 1994]
Co-written & directed by Luis Valdez; starring Jimmy Smits & Cheech Marin
Turner Home Video color VHS [9/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

'The Cisco Kid'  TV  Program

Cisco & Pancho at the hitching rail

1950-56 Ziv tv series: 156 half-hour episodes (in color)
Starring Duncan Renaldo, with Leo Carrillo as 'Pancho'

Best of The Cisco Kid TV collection 35 episodes on DVD  
"Best of The Cisco Kid Television Collection (35 episodes)" [2008]
Starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carillo
Mill Creek Ent. color DVD set [1/2008] 3 disks for $7.99
The Cisco Kid TV episodes collection starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo   "The Cisco Kid Collection" [2004-2005]
Volume 1: M.P.I. Home Video color DVD [3/2004] 20 episodes on 4 disks for $44.99
Volume 2: M.P.I. Home Video color DVD [5/2004] 20 episodes on 4 disks for $44.99
Volume 3: M.P.I. Home Video color DVD [7/2004] 20 episodes on 4 disks for $44.99
Volume 4: M.P.I. Home Video color DVD [2/2005] 20 episodes on 4 disks for $44.99
... leaving 76 episodes to be released later
The Cisco Kid TV episodes 7-tape VHS boxed set starring Duncan Renaldo & Leo Carrillo   VHS boxed set: seven-tapes & 14 color episodes [2000]
Marathon Home Video color VHS [4/2000] 7 tapes - out of prodn/used
includes Vol 1: "Phony Heiress", "Stolen Bonds"; Vol 2: "Water Rights", "Confession for Money"; Vol 3: "Freight Line Feud", "Spanish Dagger"; Vol 4: "Water Well Oil", "Lynching Story"; Vol 5: "Protective Association", "Ghost Town"; Vol 6: "Uncle Disinherits Niece", "The Old Bum"; Vol 7: "Phony Sheriff", "Dog Story"

'The Cisco Kid'  Radio  Program

"The Cisco Kid" Mutual radio program [October 1942 until 1945]
Starring Jackson Beck & Louis Sorin, with Michael Rye announcing

"The Cisco Kid" Mutual/Don Lee radio program [1946-56; 630 episodes]
Starring Jack Mather & Harry Lang

52 radio episodes available from Jerry Haendiges
62 radio episodes on CDROM/MP3 from Brando Productions
Online MP3 of "The Ransom" episode [24 minutes] at CowboyPal.com

"The Cisco Kid" radio program [1942-58] 131 episodes on 2 CDs


B o o k s
search for Cisco Kid books at Amazon

Heart / West  
"Heart of the West" [basis for 'The Cisco Kid'; 1907]
Stories by O. Henry

Fredonia 8x5 pb [12/2000] for $17.95
MS Reader ebook [2/2001] for $2.99

'Cisco Kid' Comic Books [39 issues, all 1950]

"The Cisco Kid" by O. Henry [1978]
Zebra Western trade pb 1978; source not found

The Cisco Kid comic strip  "The Cisco Kid" 1951-67 syndicated King Features comic strip [1983]
Story by Rod Reed; art by José Luis Salinas

Ken Pierce pb [7/83] out of print/used
or directly from publisher Ken Pierce, Inc. for $4.95
Cisco Kid / American Hero, Hispanic Roots  "Cisco Kid: American Hero, Hispanic Roots" [2008]
by Francis M. Nevins & Gary D. Keller

Bilingual Press pb [8/2008] pre-order for $26.60
Bilingual Press hardcover [8/2008] pre-order for $50.00
Prof. Nevins' S.L.U. faculty homepage
Prof. Keller is Director of A.S.U.'s Hispanic Research Center
Cisco Kid Precious Cargo comic by Jim Duffy & Jerry DeCaire   "O. Henry's The Cisco Kid #1: Precious Cargo" [2004]
graphic/comic book by Jim Duffy, art by Jerry DeCaire

Bandits steal Cisco's keepsake locket (with the picture of the woman
he loves); he tracks them to a white slavery ring, where he meets
Pancho, who is on a mission to rescue kinsmen captured by the gang.

Moonstone Books pb [6/2004] out of print/used
Cisco Kid Hell's Gates comic by Jim Duffy & Jerry DeCaire  "O. Henry's The Cisco Kid #2: Hell's Gates" [2005]
graphic/comic book by Jim Duffy, art by Jerry DeCaire

Moonstone Books 10x6¼ pb [6/2005] for $10.95
Cisco Kid Holocaust comic by Jim Duffy & Jerry DeCaire  "O. Henry's The Cisco Kid #3: Holocaust" [2004]
graphic/comic book by Jim Duffy, art by Jerry DeCaire

Moonstone Books 10x6¼ pb [6/2004] out of print/scarce

Audio  &  eBooks

online text of O. Henry's "The Caballero's Way" at The Nostalgia League {hacked by German web-vultures 2016}


The  Actors

Warner Baxter won the Best Actor Oscar in 1928 for portraying The Cisco Kid in the silent film "In Old Arizona"    Warner Baxter [1889-1951]
portrayed Cisco 1928-39
browse Warner Baxter on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Leo Carrillo [1880-1961]
portrayed Pancho 1948-56
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Leo Carrillo's Rancho de los Kiotes [est. 1937] near Carlsbad, CA
Leo Carrillo's custom 1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible

"The California I Love" [1961] autobiography of Leo Carrillo
Prentice Hall 7x10 hardcover [1961] out of print/scarce

Martin Garralaga [1894-1981]
portrayed Pancho 1944-45
browse Martin Garralaga on DVD • IMDb listing • no entry at Wikipedia

Chris-Pin Martin [1893-1953]
portrayed Gordito 1939-41 and Pancho 1930-48
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • no entry at Wikipedia

Duncan Renaldo [1904-80]
portrayed Cisco 1945-56
browse Duncan Renaldo on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Gilbert Roland [1905-94]
portrayed Cisco 1946-47
browse Gilbert Roland on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Cesar Romero [1907-94]
portrayed Cisco 1939-41
browse Cesar Romero on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia


Image  Gallery

Cisco Kid & Pancho with guns drawn (from the TV show)          brand registration certificate of The Cisco Kid ranchers Club from sponsor Dan-Dee Snacks          metal Cisco & Pancho badges from sponsor Butternut Bread

L i n k s
'The Cisco Kid' entry at Wikipedia
PioneerTown History of Cisco Kid films & TV
listings for character 'The Cisco Kid' at Internet Movie Database
search for Cisco Kid books at Amazon


The Cisco Kid & Pancho Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Online Western Bookstore

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