The Fargo Kid

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The Fargo Kid
Poster of the movie The Fargo Kid.jpg
Directed by Edward Killy
Produced by Bert Gilroy (producer)
Lee S. Marcus (executive producer)
Written by Morton Grant (writer)
Arthur V. Jones (writer)
Based on story Sir Piegan Passes by W.C. Tuttle
Starring Tim Holt
Music by John Leipold
Cinematography Harry J. Wild
Edited by Frederic Knudtson
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date
December 6, 1940[1]
Running time
63 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Fargo Kid is a 1940 American film directed by Edward Killy starring Tim Holt. It was the second in Holt's series of Westerns for RKO.[2] The film was shot in Kanab Canyon, Cave Lakes, and Johnson Canyon.[3]:287

The script was based on a story which had been previously filmed as Man in the Rough (1928) and The Cheyenne Kid (1935).[4]

Plot summary[edit]

A cowpuncher is mistaken for a notorious gunman.



Filming took place from August 8-30.[5]


  • Ray Whitley's combo - "Crazy Ole Trails Ahead" (Music and lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose)
  • Ray Whitley's combo - "Twilight on the Prairie" (Music and lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose)
  • "Echo in the Night" (Music and lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose)


  1. ^ "The Fargo Kid: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "On The Range With Tim Holt.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 15 March 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed. ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874. 
  4. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p154
  5. ^ JANE DRUMMOND Crashes Hollywood!: WHO IS JANE DRUMMOND? ASK JANE DRUMMOND Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) [Chicago, Ill] 16 Feb 1941: 3

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