Monday, February 20, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Duncan Renaldo


Duncan Renaldo (1904–1980) was an American actor who was best known for playing the television role of the Cisco Kid between 1950 and 1956.  (Duncan played the title role, The Cisco Kid, and Leo Carrillo played his jovial sidekick, Poncho.  Cisco and Pancho played desperados, wanted for unspecified crimes, but were actually seen as Robin Hood figures who assisted the downtrodden when law enforcement officers proved corrupt or unwilling to help).  If you were one of the lucky few with a color television you could see it in color.  

Photo above Duncan Renaldo on his horse Diablo.
Duncan Renaldo's Santa Susana locations Filmography (starring roles):
Covered Wagon Days (1940) starring Robert Livingston, Ray Hatton and Duncan Renaldo (Burro Flats) Republic


The Gay Amigo (1949) starring Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo (Iverson Ranch) United Artists


Heroes of the Saddle (1940) starring Robert Livingston, Ray Hatton and Duncan Renaldo - Republic
In Old New Mexico (1945) starring Duncan Renaldo and Martin Garralaga - Monogram


Kansas Terrors (1939) starring Bob Livingston, Raymond Hatton and Duncan Renaldo (Burro Flats) Republic 
Oklahoma Renegades (1940) starring Bob Livingston, Raymond Hatton and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Pioneers of the West (1940) starring Bob Livingston, Raymond Hatton and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940) starring Bob Livingston, Raymond Hatton and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Secret Service In Darkest Africa (1943) starring Rod Cameron, Joan Marsh and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic [serial]


The Tiger Woman (1944) - Allan Lane, Duncan Renaldo and Linda Stirling (Iverson) Republic [serial]


Valiant Hombre (1948) - Duncan Renaldo/Leo Carrillo - United Artists

"The Cisco Kid" (TV series) -- 73 episodes

Duncan played lesser acting roles in the following movies and serials:

Zorro Rides Again (1937) -  John Carroll -- Renaldo
The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939) - Robert Livingston -- Juan Vasquez
Rough Riders' Round-up (1939) - Roy Rogers -- Don Enriguez - the Alcade (uncredited)
South of the Border (1939) - Gene Autry -- Andreo Mendoza
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) - Dennis Morgan -- Dan - Henchman with Bilson (uncredited)
King of the Texas Rangers (1941) - Sammy Baugh -- Lt. Pedro Garcia
Down Mexico Way (1941) - Gene Autry -- Juan
Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) - Bob Steele and Tom Tyler -- Gaucho/José Ojara
Hands Across the Border (1944) - Roy Rogers -- Juan Morales
The Fighting Seabees (1944) - John Wayne -- Construction Worker at Party
The San Antonio Kid (1944) - Bill Elliott -- Johnny Bennett aka San Antonio Kid
Sheriff of Sundown (1944) - Allan Lane -- Chihuahua Ramírez






1 comment:

  1. Have been watching THE CISCO KID on COZI TV -- love it! Have to get up really early, but the vintage experience is worth it! So fun to see some other actors from that time period -- plus, so many were used many times throughout the run of the series.

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