The Cisco Kid

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  • 1960
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.1  (643)

The Cisco Kid was a popular western television series that was first aired in 1950 and ran for six seasons till 1956. The show was created by Philip Nolan and had Duncan Renaldo playing the titular character. The Cisco Kid was a syndicated show that aired on several networks and was well received by audiences in America and abroad.

Throughout the show's six seasons, Renaldo played the role of Cisco Kid, a Mexican hero who wanders the Wild West with his sidekick Pancho. The show followed Cisco and Pancho as they went on various adventures, often coming to the aid of people in need. The duo would travel from town to town, working as bandits or helping local lawmen catch outlaws.

The premise of the show was simple, yet highly entertaining. Cisco had an unwavering sense of justice and would always stand up for what he believed in. He was quick on the draw and would often shoot his way out of sticky situations. Pancho, on the other hand, was a bumbling sidekick who often provided comedic relief to the show. His broken English and humorous antics endeared him to audiences and made him a fan favorite.

The Cisco Kid was a highly stylized show that had a distinct Mexican flavor. The show had a unique look and feel that set it apart from other westerns of the time. Cisco and Pancho wore distinctive costumes that featured brightly colored clothing, ornate sombreros, and large bandoliers. The sets and locations used in the show were also highly stylized and often featured Mexican architecture and motifs.

The show's music was also highly memorable. The opening theme song, which was titled "The Cisco Kid," was a catchy tune that became a hit in its own right. The show's music was composed by Leon Klatzkin, who used traditional Mexican instruments to create the show's distinctive sound.

One notable aspect of The Cisco Kid was its focus on positive Mexican representation. At a time when Mexicans were often portrayed negatively in American media, The Cisco Kid bucked the trend by portraying Cisco and Pancho as heroes. The show was groundbreaking in its representation of Mexican culture and paved the way for greater diversity in American television.

Overall, The Cisco Kid was a highly entertaining show that captured the hearts of audiences across the country. Renaldo's charismatic performance as Cisco and the show's distinctive style and music made it a classic of the Western genre. The show's focus on positive Mexican representation also made it a landmark of diversity in American television. Today, The Cisco Kid is fondly remembered and remains a beloved classic of American television.

The Cisco Kid is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (164 episodes). The series first aired on September 5, 1960.

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Tangled Trails
26. Tangled Trails
March 22, 1956
When an old friend of our heroes disappears along with a shipment of money, Cisco and Pancho set out to clear his name.
The Magician of Jamesville
25. The Magician of Jamesville
March 15, 1956
Cisco uses a boomerang from a magician's kit to expose a crooked politician and apprehend a mysterious killer who uses a blowgun as his weapon of death.
Dangerous Shoemaker
24. Dangerous Shoemaker
March 8, 1956
Cisco and Pancho become entangled in a shoemaker's blackmail plot when Pancho stops off to get his boots repaired.
West of the Law
23. West of the Law
March 1, 1956
Cisco and Pancho come to the defense of a young man who's been accused of stealiing the jewelry of an opera singer.
Kilts and Sombreros
22. Kilts and Sombreros
February 23, 1956
Cisco and Pancho try to help a Scotsman get his job with Wells Fargo back after he's ambushed by bandits.
He Couldn't Quit
21. He Couldn't Quit
February 16, 1956
Cisco and Pancho get involved with three individuals: a gypsy palm reader, a seemingly respectable businessman, and an outlaw seeking his share of the loot from a prior robbery.
20. Roundup
February 9, 1956
A damsel needs the help of Pancho and Cisco when she comes West to take possession of a ranch she just inherited.
Mr. X
19. Mr. X
February 2, 1956
Cisco tries to rescue a mine owner who's trapped in a collapsed tunnel only to be trapped there himself when the apparent accident turns out to be deliberate.
The Epidemic
18. The Epidemic
January 26, 1956
This time Cisco and Pancho pursue a group of scumbags who are holding a bottle of smallpox vaccine for ransom.
Man with the Reputation
17. Man with the Reputation
January 19, 1956
A newspaper editor wrongly accuses Cisco and Pancho of taking bribes from the criminal element in a town.
The Joker
16. The Joker
January 12, 1956
Cisco and Pancho go after a con man who keeps selling a ranch he doesn't own.
15. Strangers
January 5, 1956
When their horses are stolen in an ambush, Pancho and Cisco try to purchase fresh mounts but it appears that everyone in the area doesn't want to sell to our heroes.
Six Gun Cupids
14. Six Gun Cupids
December 29, 1955
Cisco and Pancho try to help a pair of star-crossed lovers find happiness despite strenuous opposition from the man's wealthy mother.
13. Ambush
December 22, 1955
Three outlaws who are after Cisco's hide kidnap Pancho and use him as bait to lure our hero into a fatal trap.
Jumping Beans
12. Jumping Beans
December 15, 1955
Cisco and Pancho use Mexican jumping beans to help them apprehend three escaped convicts.
Gold, Death and Dynamite
11. Gold, Death and Dynamite
December 8, 1955
A stageline owner, plagued by robberies, substitutes dynamite for gold in his next shipment.
Quick on the Trigger
10. Quick on the Trigger
December 1, 1955
Cisco comes to the aid of an expectant father who's suffering from financial woes.
Bounty Men
9. Bounty Men
November 24, 1955
Cisco and Pancho trail a wanted killer to an Army recruiting station and encounter a corrupt military doctor who enlists wanted men into the service under aliases.
School Marm
8. School Marm
November 17, 1955
It's Cisco and Pancho to the rescue when a pretty school teacher is kidnapped.
Young Blood
7. Young Blood
November 10, 1955
Cisco tries to keep a youth from taking up with a gang of outlaws.
Cisco and the Tappers
6. Cisco and the Tappers
November 3, 1955
Cisco and Pancho help a pair of lawmen capture a band of outlaws who tap into telegraph wires to learn of upcoming gold shipments.
New York's Finest
5. New York's Finest
November 3, 1955
Cisco and Pancho come to the aid of a New York police officer who has come west in search of the killer of his former commander. Using a clever ruse, they are able to expose the killer.
Choctaw Justice
4. Choctaw Justice
October 27, 1955
Cisco must clear a Native American of a murder charge.
3. Witness
October 20, 1955
Cisco comes to the aid of a robbery witness who happens to be the niece of the chief bandit.
Arroyo Millionaire's Castle
2. Arroyo Millionaire's Castle
October 13, 1955
On the trail of an outlaw who killed a prospector, Pancho and Cisco encounter an eccentric millionaire who lives in a desert castle.
A Quiet Sunday Morning
1. A Quiet Sunday Morning
October 6, 1955
Cisco and Pancho go after three robbers, one of whom is a teenager, who killed a sheriff during their getaway.
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The Cisco Kid is available for streaming on the Syndicated website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Cisco Kid on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    September 5, 1960
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (643)