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THE CABALLERO'S WAY



Studio: Universal Film Company
Release Date: April 1, 1914
Running Time: approx 45 minutes   B/W Silent
Director: Webster Cullison
Producer: Eclair American
Executive Producer: Moctesuma Esparza
Writer: O. Henry

STARRING:

William R. Dunn as Cisco Kid
Jack W. Johnston as Lieutennt Sandridge
Edna Payne as Tonia
Haal Wilson as Tonia's Father

Cisco 1914



SYNOPSIS:

The Caballero's Way (1914) This film adaptation of O. Henry's short story of the same title was released by Éclair and directed by Webster Cullison.




Complete Movie Review:

In O. Henry's original story, the character is a 25-year-old desperado in the Texas-Mexico border country who bears little resemblance to later interpretations of the character. He kills for sport and is responsible for at least eighteen deaths. His real name is possibly Goodall ("This hombre they call the Kid—Goodall is his name, ain't it?"); no first name is given in the story. The Kid's mixed-ancestry girlfriend, Tonia Perez, both fears and loves him. When Texas Ranger Lieutenant Sandridge arrives at her home, seeking news of the Cisco Kid, they fall in love. Sandridge begins visiting twice a week. Eventually the Kid visits Tonia's house and finds them together: He overhears Tonia tell Sandridge that she heard the Kid was in the area, and that she assumes the Kid will visit her soon. She says she will send Sandridge word of the Kid's whereabouts by Gregorio, "the small son of old Luisa," in time for Sandridge to ride off with a posse, find the Kid and kill him. Sandridge departs and shortly the Kid appears, pretending he has just arrived. The Kid sends a message to Sandridge through Domingo Sales, who claims that Gregorio is "too ill of a fever to ride". The message says that the Kid has arrived and explains that the Kid has exchanged clothes with Tonia to foil pursuers. Sandridge returns to Tonia's home and sees two figures in the moonlight: one in men's clothing and the other in women's. The one in men's clothing rides away. Assuming this to be Tonia, Sandridge ambushes and shoots the remaining figure. The victim is Tonia, the Kid having tricked Sandridge into killing his girlfriend.

Cisco 1994
William R. Dunn




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