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Crossroads of Laredo
Streets of Laredo

USA 1948
produced by
Tony Lawrence, Crawford John Thomas for Wood-Thomas Pictures
directed by Ed Wood
starring Duke Moore, Ruth McCabe, Don Nagel, Chuck La Berge, Crawford John Thomas, Ed Wood, Bill Ames
written by Ed Wood

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Cowboy Tex (Don Nagel) shoots a young man (Ed Wood) & robs his money, but when he sees a rider approaching from afar, he hightails it to the little crossroads-town of Laredo, as to not get blamed for the murder. In Laredo, Tex visits the saloon, &, always the ladies' man, has some fun with the girls ...

Lem (Duke Moore), the man whom Tex has seen approaching also comes to Laredo, & he gets mighty suspicious about Tex, however he is sidetracked by lovely Barbara (Ruth McCabe), whom he has long laid an eye on, & leaves Tex be for the time being ...

However, Tex is also attracted to Barbara, & soon he has her smoothed up for him & impregnates her, even marries her ...

One year has gone by. Tex has lost all interest in Barbara, let alone his offspring, & he regularly beats her up & cheats on her with the saloon girls. Lem stops by Laredo, & finds Barbara heartbroken. To restore her honour, Lem challenges Tex to a duel ... & shoots him in the process, fair & square - but the saloon girls, who have lost their best customer in tex, think Lem to be a ruthless killer, & to avoid trouble, Lem hightails it ...

For Tex' funeral though, Lem returns to Laredo ... & immediately a lynch mob forms & makes him the center piece of a necktie party ... until - Lem's neck already in the noose - Barbara shows up & tells everybody that her hubby really was the no-good killer Lem claimed him to be. The sheriff lifts the noose from Lem's neck & Lem can look into a brighter future - together with Barbara.


Crossroads of Laredo was Ed Wood's first - never completed - short film ... the film was shot silent, & nobody ever seemed to come up with enough money to finance the dubbing, until in 1995 (!) co-producer John Crawford Thomas decided to add a soundtrack with a narrator & a few songs written by Don Weisman & Dolores Fuller (who after her short & flawed acting career with Ed Wood became a successful songwriter, working in New York's Brill Building & writing, among others, some hits for Elvis Presley himself). However, the made up soundtrack did not do the movie (& certainly not Ed Wood's vision) justice, so it's hard to pas judgement on the filkm.

The movie itself is actually made in the spirit of the (dirt-cheap) B-Western, of which so many were churned out during the 30's & 40's. A few takes look awfully flawed (like the shoot-out between Tex & the young cowboy, where one of the horses repeatedls steps into the line of fire), but then again, this was also rather common with cheap B's where re-takes would be considered frivolous in all but the worst cases.

Could it have been any success in that respect if it was actually finished ? Probably not, since both the B-Western & the short film were in decline in the late 40's, & this movie had nothing to offer tht hasn't been shown in so many other B's (& often better, too).



review © by Mike Haberfelner


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