The Cisco Kid (TV series)
|The Cisco Kid|
Duncan Renaldo as the Cisco Kid, with Diablo
|Written by||O. Henry|
J. Benton Cheney
|Directed by||Paul Landres|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||156 (list of episodes)|
Philip N. Krasne
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ziv Television Programs|
|Distributor||Ziv Television Programs(1950s)|
Walter Schwimmer (1960s and 70s)
Rhodes Productions (1980s)
Peter Rodgers Organization (current)
|Original network||First-run syndication|
|Original release||September 5, 1950 –|
March 22, 1956
The Cisco Kid is a 1950-1956 half-hour American Western television series starring Duncan Renaldo in the title role, the Cisco Kid, and Leo Carrillo as the jovial sidekick, Pancho. Cisco and Pancho were technically desperados wanted for unspecified crimes, but were viewed by the poor as Robin Hood figures who assisted the downtrodden when law enforcement officers proved corrupt or unwilling to help. It was also the first television series to be filmed in color, although few viewers saw it in color until the 1960s.
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