THE DURANGO KID FILMS COLLECTION VOLUME ONE - 12 DVD-R - 24 FILMS - 1940 - 1947 After playing assorted sheriff and rangers roles, Starrett gained fame for his role as the Durango Kid. The first film in which he played his famous alter-ego character known as The Durango Kid was released in 1940 but, for anunknown reason, Columbia did not see fit to continue with the series at that time. The character was revived in 1944 and lasted through 1952. Dub Taylor, as "Cannonball", worked with Starrett until 1946. At that time, Smiley Burnette, who had been a very popular sidekick to Gene Autry, was brought in to replace Taylor. Burnette, appropriately enough, played a character called Smiley Burnette. The Durango Kid films combined vigorous action sequences – often with sped up camera work and spectacular stunts performed by Jock Mahoney – and western music. Each film featured a singing group, and many gave free rein to Burnette's singing and playing.FILMS LISTThe Durango Kid (1940)The Return of the Durango Kid (1945)Both Barrels Blazing (1945)Outlaws of the Rockies (1945)Blazing the Western Trail (1945)Lawless Empire (1945)Texas Panhandle (1945)Roaring Rangers (1946)Gunning for Vengeance (1946)Galloping Thunder (1946)Two-Fisted Stranger (1946)The Desert Horseman (1946)Heading West (1946)Landrush (1946)Terror Trail (1946)The Fighting Frontiersman (1946)South of the Chisholm Trail (1947)The Lone Hand Texan (1947)West of Dodge City (1947)Law of the Canyon (1947)Prairie Raiders (1947)The Stranger from Ponca City (1947)Riders of the Lone Star (1947)Buckaroo from Powder River (1947)These films were originally produced long before the advent of High Definition TV, therefore they are best viewed on a small screen. HD TVs tend to stretch and skew the picture. Set your HD TV on 4:3 aspect ratio. (That was the old TV format). Please do not expect DVD or Commercial level DVDs from these films. Email us for any additional info. Bay’s Public Domain policy:These movies are in the public domain.Thousands of Hollywood motion pictures are in the Public Domain because they were released without Copyright Notices, never registered with the Library of Congress, had improper or late registrations; or were not properly renewed under the old requirements for films made before 1964.The status of films registered from 1929 through 1956 is noted in 3 volumes of Copyright Catalogs of motion picture registrations published by the Library of Congress.