The Fargo Kid

The Fargo Kid is a 1940 American film directed by Edward Killy starring Tim Holt. It was the second in Holt's series of Westerns for RKO.[2] The film was shot in Kanab Canyon, Cave Lakes, and Johnson Canyon.[3]:287

The Fargo Kid
Directed byEdward Killy
Produced byBert Gilroy (producer)
Lee S. Marcus (executive producer)
Written byMorton Grant (writer)
Arthur V. Jones (writer)
Based onSir Piegan Passes
1923 short story
by W.C. Tuttle
StarringTim Holt
Music byJohn Leipold
CinematographyHarry J. Wild
Edited byFrederic Knudtson
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
December 6, 1940[1]
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States

The script was based on a story which had been previously filmed as Man in the Rough (1928) and The Cheyenne Kid (1935).[4]

Plot summary

A cowpuncher is mistaken for a notorious gunman.



Filming took place from August 8–30.[5]


  • Ray Whitley's combo – "Crazy Ole Trails Ahead" (Music and lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose)
  • Ray Whitley's combo – "Twilight on the Prairie" (Music and lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose)
  • "Echo in the Night" (Music and lyrics by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose)


  1. "The Fargo Kid: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  2. "On The Range With Tim Holt". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 15 March 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 6 June 2013 via National Library of Australia.
  3. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
  4. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p154
  5. "JANE DRUMMOND Crashes Hollywood!: WHO IS JANE DRUMMOND? ASK JANE DRUMMOND". Chicago Daily Tribune. 16 Feb 1941. p. 3.

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