The Cimarron Kid

Synopsis: Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Budd Boetticher
Production: Universal
84 min

Hate gets

under a man's skin.

Spoils his whole life.

lt's like a bad growth, Kid.

You've got to get rid of it.

Yes, sir.

l'm for you.

You know that,

or else l wouldn't

have worked so hard

to get you paroled.

l know that, sir.

l've got one last piece

of advice for you.

Stay away from

the Dalton gang.

They're my friends,


l never rode with them,

but they're still my friends.

You've got a job waiting

for you at Major Halsell's

HX bar ranch.


That's your country, Doolin,

Cimarron River Country.


There's a train ticket here

for Oklahoma City.

You'll be there in

a couple of days,

then take the train

for Guthrie.

All right, sir.

The HX is only about

eight miles out of

Guthrie, isn't it?

About six.

You know,

l think l'll keep this as

a present from you to me.

All right.

lt's all yours, Warden.

Good luck to you, Kid,

and stay out of trouble.

And remember,

a parole can be

a very temporary thing.

Goodbye, Mr. Gans.

Lots of luck, Doolin.

Thank you.


On your feet,


Come on, come on!

All right, folks,

start filling the sack.

l'll take that, too.

You can sit down, ma'am.

Come on, hand it over.

All right,

everything, mister!


Just keep it going steady!

All right,

don't be bashful.

Hand it over.

Well, what do you know?

Hey! Ain't this

your little friend?

Shut up!

Sorry, sonny,

he's always making

some mistake.

All right, give it

two blasts now!


We've got you

dead to rights.

l've been watching you

and you're one of them.


These letters from his valise

prove that Doolin

was on that train.

Marshal, what more

evidence do you want?

You're a good detective,


but you can't persuade me

that finding Doolin's bag

on a train

convicts him

just like that.

l got 10 witnesses who

will swear against him!

What'll they swear?

That he was part

of the Dalton fix

on that train!

lf you remember, Doolin

was convicted before,

and sentenced.

Railroaded might be

a better word.

l don't like that,


But l happen

to like the Kid,


l've known him

a long time.

There's nothing

bad about him.

As attorney

for the railroad,

l can say, frankly,

that we want to be

fair with Doolin.

l've hesitated to

obtain a warrant

against him.

l'd rather leave it

up to you, Marshal,

to bring him here,

just for a talk.

About what, Mr. Thompson?

Just some questions

about the Daltons,

that's all.

All right.

But you've got to

promise me he gets

a square deal.

He will.

Good day, Marshal.

Good day, sir.

Bill Doolin!

Hi, Bill.

Good to see you again,


Same here. Do you mind

riding in to Guthrie?

What for?

A railroad detective there

wants to ask you

some questions.



Wants to talk to you

about that train robbery

a couple of days ago.

Says it was the Daltons.

Says you're part of the


You know that isn't true.

l believe you.

Are you gonna be

at this meeting?

Well, l wish l could, Bill,

but l've gotta catch a train

for Oklahoma City

in just about an hour.

But l want you to go

in there by yourself.

Set them straight

about the holdup.

Tell them all you know.

All right.

l'll just tell them the truth.

They'll be waiting for you

in Lawyer Thompson's office.

See you soon, Bill,

and thanks.

My name's Doolin.

l think Mr. Thompson

wants to see me.

Oh, yes.

Will you go in, please?

l'm glad you came in,

Mr. Doolin.

My name's Thompson.

How do you do?

l believe you know

Mr. Swanson?

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