- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 7, 2011
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Two young boys, one Indian and one white, aid The Durango Kid in foiling a plot to start a war between the white settlers and the native Indian population.
This entry from the popular matinee series of films has Steve Reynolds (Charles Starrett) as an agent for the Department of Indian Affairs and his alter ego, The Durango Kid, enlisted into action by Little Hawk (Don Reynolds), the young son of Chief Black Eagle, and Billy Haverly (Tommy Ivo), the nephew of the Trading Post owner, Jim Haverly (Monte Blue). Of course, Smiley Burnette is on hand to provide entertainment in the form of songs and hi-jinks, and there's plenty of action as The Durango Kid works to unmask the bad guy behind the trouble. Newly remastered.
SNAKE RIVER DESPERADOES affords Charles Starrett another opportunity to don the mask of the do-gooding Durango Kid. In this one, Steve Reynolds (Starrett) runs up against criminal mastermind Jim Haverly (Monte Blue), who for financial reasons hopes to foment a war between the Apaches and the settlers. Haverly's white henchmen disguise themselves as Indians and commit all sorts of brutalities -- at least until Reynolds, aka Durango, enters the scene. Don Kay Reynolds, who as "Little Brown Jug" previously played Little Beaver in the RED RYDER series, is well cast as an Apache youth who forms a strong friendship with white counterpart Tommy Ivo. One of the baddies is played by Duke York, whom Three Stooges fans will remember for his many portrayals of werewolves, vampires and "Frankensteins" in the Stooges' 2-reelers.