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The Cisco Kid is a fictional Mexican cowboy character created by author O. Henry in his short story "The Caballero's Way" published in 1907 in the short story collection Heart of the West. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... Author O. Henry O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term O. Henry Ending. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


Numerous films were made featuring the Cisco Kid as well as a television series that ran from 1950 to 1956. With the exception of Jimmy Smits, who portrayed the Cisco Kid in a one-time 1994 made-for-television film, all the actors played the role in a number of films and Duncan Renaldo did it in film and on the television series. Jimmy Smits as Representative Matt Santos. ... Duncan Renaldo (April 23, 1904 - September 3, 1980) was an American actor. ...


Actors who have portrayed the Cisco Kid character:

The Cisco Kid had a sidekick in film, the first was 'Gordito' portrayed by Chris-Pin Martin then 'Pancho', played by Martin Garralaga and later by Leo Carrillo. For the 1994 TV film, the role of 'Pancho' was played by Cheech Marin. Warner Baxter (March 29, 1889 - May 7, 1951) was an American actor. ... Cesar Romero, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. ... Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was an American actor. ... Duncan Renaldo (April 23, 1904 - September 3, 1980) was an American actor. ... Jimmy Smits as Representative Matt Santos. ... Leo Carrillo, born August 6, 1880 in Los Angeles, California - died September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California, was an actor and conservationist. ... Cheech Marin (born Richard Anthony Marin on July 13, 1946), is a comedian and actor. ...


Cisco Kid films:

  • In Old Arizona (1928)
  • The Arizona Kid (1930)
  • The Slippery Pearls (1931)
  • The Cisco Kid (1931 film) (1931)
  • The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)
  • Return of the Cisco Kid (1939)
  • Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
  • Viva Cisco Kid (1940)
  • The Gay Caballero (1940)
  • Romance of the Rio Grande (1941)
  • Ride on Vaquero (1941)
  • The Cisco Kid Returns (1945)
  • The Cisco Kid In Old New Mexico (1945)
  • South of the Rio Grande (1945)
  • The Gay Cavalier (1946)
  • South of Monterey (1946)
  • Beauty and the Bandit (1946)
  • Riding the California Trail (1947)
  • Robin Hood of Monterey (1947)
  • King of the Bandits (1947)
  • Valiant Hombre (1948)
  • The Gay Amigo (1949)
  • The Daring Caballero (1949)
  • Satan's Cradle (1949)
  • The Girl From San Lorenzo (1950)
  • The Cisco Kid (1950 film) (1950)
  • The Cisco Kid (1994 film) (TV)

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That’s right, 20 more episodes of “The Cisco Kid.” I got my Mom on the phone again and set up some time for us to get together so she could watch them with us.
Cisco was basically the ‘Robin Hood’ of the old west.
There is also a particularly poignant episode entitled “Cisco and the Giant”, in which a large, slow-witted man is led to believe that he has killed his brother-in-law.
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