The Apache Kid's Escape (1930)

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Staying one step ahead of the law, the Apache Kid helps out a cowboy in trouble.


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Director:

Robert J. Horner

Writer:

Robert J. Horner (story and scenario)

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4 February 2017 | MartinHafer
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| I can see why this is the one and only 'Apache Kid' movie!
When I first read about Jack Perrin, I was amazed. After all, he has well over 400 screen credits...yet I never heard of the guy. Well, after seeing "The Apache Kid's Escape" I can see why he is pretty much unknown today and why they never made any more Apache Kid movies! To say it was terrible is clearly an understatement!

The story begins with the baddie Buck committing a robbery and being chased by a posse. He soon is met by the Apache Kid (Perrin) who is angry. After all, they both used to be partners before the Kid went straight (with the law) and they both agreed to go separate directions...but this was the Kid's territory. Soon it's apparent that Buck is not only a baddie but a jerk and it's up to the Kid to teach him a lesson. Soon a brain-addled sheriff arrives and finds Buck...with the stolen letters on him. Despite this, the sheriff is EASILY convinced by Buck that he's not guilty and the guilty man is the Kid! Eventually, the Kid bops the sheriff and escapes.

Soon the scene changes and the Kid has taken a young man, Tim, under his wing. He is trying to reform Tim...just like he himself reformed years ago. But first he has to return what Tim has stolen and clear his name.

So what's to like about this movie? Nothing. Sorry to say it but the acting is about the worst I've ever seen in a cheap western....and that's saying a lot because I've seen hundreds of terrible old B-westerns. Perrin makes even the worst movie cowboys look like John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier by comparison! In addition, the production is stodgy and cheap and has nothing to offer other than complete boredom. They just don't make them any worse than this one!!

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