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South of Monterey

Studio: Monogram Pictures
Release Date: June 15, 1946
Running Time: approx 63 minutes   B/W
Director: William Nigh
Producer: Scott R. Dunlap
Cinematography: Harry Neumann
Film Editing: Fred Maguire
Writer: Charles S. Belden
Screen Play: Charles S. Belden
Music: Edward J. Kay


Gilbert Roland as Cisco Kid
Martin Garralaga as Commandante Auturo Morales
Frank Yaconelli as Baby
Marjorie Riordan as Maria Morales
Iris Flores as Carmelita
George J. Lewis as Carlos Mandreno
Harry Woods as Bennet
Terry Frost as Henchman Morgan
Rosa Turich as Lola, Maria's cook
Lane Bradford as Henchman



The Cisco Kid (Gilbert Roland) hears of a land-swindling scheme devised by the police Commandante (Martin Garralaga) and the tax collector (Harry Woods) in a small western town. Cisco's efforts against the plot cause the thieves to fall out, and Cisco is able to return the land to the rightful owners.


Complete Movie Review:

An average "Cisco Kid" Western-adventure, South of Monterey features ace villain Harry Woods as Bennett, a nasty tax collector foreclosing on the poor to benefit himself. Young rancher Carlos Mandreno (George J. Lewis) refuses to give in and is supported by Maria Morales (Marjorie Riordan), the sister of the chief of police, who promises her brother, Arturo (Martin Garralaga), that she will marry Bennett if he will leave Carlos alone. Carlos' cattle, meanwhile, is rustled by a mystery villain known only as "The Silver Bandit" and Arturo arrests the Cisco Kid (Gilbert Roland). The latter, however, escapes with the aid of a fiery saloon singer (Iris Flores) and manages not only to hunt down the evil Bennett, but also unmask the real "Silver Bandit." Iris Flores sings "Tacos de Amor" and "Anoche Hable con la Luna," both by Gladys Flores and Monogram house composer Edward Kay. South of Monterey was the second of six "Cisco Kid" Westerns Gilbert Roland would do for the little Poverty Row studio. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

South of Monterey

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