Flick Friday: The Cheyenne Kid 1930

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Ninety years ago, today, the obscure, low budget, black & white western film The Cheyenne Kid was released. Directed and co-written by Jacques Jaccard, it starred Jay Wilsey, Joan Jaccard (Catherine Dirking), Yakima Canutt (co-writer & stuntman), Jack Mower and Frank Ellis.


Buck Allen, The Cheyenne Kid, has been accused of holding up the payroll car of the Cody Dam Construction Company and is being pursued by U.S. Marshal Utah Kane and, Sheriff Hank Bates but, they lose him. Buck proceeds to the home of Betty Thorpe, where he meets Duke Porter, who is posing as his friend. [Duke], who advised him that, by running away from the law, he can keep out of jail and force the guilty party to confess. Hiding in the barn, he hears a conversation between Gorman and Madge. [H]e leaps to the floor as Gorman runs out. Gorman shoots at him but, hits Madge instead. The Marshal and Sheriff ride up and Buck, knowing that Madge needs medical attention, gives himself up and, is jailed. Marshal Kane believes that Buck is innocent and is on the hunt for the guilty party but, allows the sheriff to believe that Buck is guilty. Kane has the sheriff bring Gorman to the jail and, tells Buck and Gorman of an old Indian legend that, when two people are given one weapon between them, the survivor will be the innocent party. He throws a bull-whip between them and says that is the weapon.

In the trivia section, there is one entry:

This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.

Additional Reading:
The Cheyenne Kid (Allmovie)
About Jay Wilsey (The Old Corral B-Westerns)

10 thoughts on “Flick Friday: The Cheyenne Kid 1930

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    May 1, 2020 at 4:22 AM

    Wouldn’t it be great If someone found it.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 1, 2020 at 3:02 PM

      They’d be rich if they chose to.

    badfinger20 said:
    May 1, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    I would love to have that poster. I hate that so many of the films were lost. We are running out of time for finding them because of the nitrate.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 1, 2020 at 3:47 PM

      The reading I’ve done when I look for this stuff…SO many films are lost. Thousands. They just didn’t keep stuff back then.

        badfinger20 said:
        May 1, 2020 at 4:44 PM

        I’m going by memory but I’ve read that we only have 20 percent of the silent movies that we can watch…80 percent is gone.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          May 1, 2020 at 6:53 PM

          I’m not surprised…at all. Look at what the BBC did to DW.

            badfinger20 said:
            May 1, 2020 at 6:54 PM

            And that was in modern times… plus performances by legends that are gone… friggin idiots

    JT Twissel said:
    May 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    I’ve heard of this movie – my husband is a big fan of old Westerns. Don’t have it in my attic though.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 2, 2020 at 2:19 PM

      LOL! If you did, you might be rich.

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