29 June 2014 | bkoganbing
One too many jokes
Viva Cisco Kid finds Cesar Romero as the famous bandit once again stopping to do a good turn for a lady. In this case the lady is Jean Rogers and along for the ride is Chris-Pin Martin as Gordito.
Romero prevents a stagecoach holdup where Rogers is a passenger and prevents bandits led by Stanley Fields. What they don't know, but soon learn is that Jean's father Minor Watson is an express company employee in league with the bandits.
I like Romero's interpretation of the part. His Cisco Kid is charming and breezy and never loses his cool under some extreme provocation at times. He's not a G-rated Cisco like Duncan Renaldo. Both of them however keep their sidekicks around for laughs. Poor Chris-Pin Martin, he can't do anything right. In fact Stanley Fields who likes practical jokes, exploding cigars, whoopee cushions and the like, makes him the butt of a lot and even Romero gets a laugh from it.
Of course Fields plays one too many jokes and it spells the end.
Fans of the Cisco Kid will like this.