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In TV's pioneer days when kids idolized the Lone Ranger, the Texas Kid was a knight errant of the frontier leading the fight for law and order alongside his Mexican companion Pepe. In this rarely-seen TV pilot, the Kid and Pepe intercede on behalf of the murdered rancher's daughter, openly defying the landgrabbers in a cow town so lawless that rustlers operate in broad daylight!

Shot at the Corrigan Ranch in 1950, TEXAS KID co-starred Mercury Records recording artist John Laurenz as Pepe and stuntman Hugh Hooker as the Kid. Hooker, a specialist in stunts involving horses and stagecoaches, often doubled Gene Autry and even produced a few movies, including the low-budget gem . That movie's star was Hugh's teenage son Buddy Joe Hooker, whose own subsequent, stellar stunt career inspired HOOPER (1978), Burt Reynolds' hit comedy tribute to movie stuntmen.

  1. Robert Emmett Tansey

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Hugh Hooker

    Don Sturgis aka The Texas Kid

  2. John Laurenz

    John Laurenz

    Pepe Martinez

  3. Pamela Blake

    Pamela Blake

    Betty Johnson

  4. Terry Frost

    Terry Frost

    Ray Finch

  5. Monte Blue

    Monte Blue

    Sheriff

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Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush
Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush

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Status Released

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  • January 1, 1954
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 17m

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