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1 April 1930 (USA) See more »
A cowboy arrives in a small town and winds up trying to help a local rancher stop a gang of cattle thieves while romancing a pretty young girl. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Frank Fay ... Don Carlos

Raquel Torres ... Raquella

Myrna Loy ... Lolita Romero

Armida ... Dolores

Noah Beery ... Jed Parker

George E. Stone ... Pedro (as Georgie Stone)

George Cooper ... Philipe

Fred Kohler ... Bad Man

Betty Boyd ... Girl

Charles Sellon ... José Romero

Jack Curtis ... Buck Johnson
Sam Appel ... Pancho Gonzalez

Tully Marshall ... Gus Aldrich

Mona Maris ... Lolita Roberto
Francisco Marán ... Antonio
Tom Dix ... Tom
Jerry Barrett ... Jerry
Inez Gomez ... Mother
Edythe Kramera ... Moza

Bruce Covington ... Don Roberto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hank Bell ... Cannon Loader (uncredited)

John George ... Dwarf Mexican (uncredited)

Frank Lackteen ... Pablo (uncredited)

Chris-Pin Martin ... Pancho (uncredited)

William McCall ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)

Art Mix ... Fiesta Extra (uncredited)

Kansas Moehring ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Fiesta Extra (uncredited)

Tom Smith ... Man on Balcony (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Antonio Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gordon Rigby 
Stewart Edward White  novel "Two-Gun Man"

Cinematography by
William Rees 
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson 
Sound Department
Hal Shaw .... sound

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82 min
Color (2-strip Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Under a Texas Moon (1930), 4 September 2006
Author: Hamilton1781 from America

You always hear critics complaining about how bad modern movies have become. They will lament the coming of every latest big-budget Hollywood product. But when they start talking about the classics and the fact that older films had so much more merit, they should be required to sit through Michael Curtiz's 'Under a Texas Moon', a film from 1930 that proves there were always big-budget Hollywood stinkers.

Though the movie looks great in its restored Technicolor condition, that's probably the only positive aspect I can recommend. Frank Fay is one of the most smug and repugnant screen presences I have ever witnessed. His exaggerated accent and constant mugging become repulsive as the movie goes on. I was not surprised to learn that this Vaudeville comedian's film career never took off (The fact that this man was married to Barbara Stanwyck is not a wholesome thought.) Fay plays a wrangler who comes to a village to help capture some cowboys who've wrastled a local farmer's cattle. He romances women along the way (including a young Mirna Loy), complete with guitar playing mariachis. The ending has a twist that is unsatisfying and defies common sense. Much of the editing is incoherent, and there is at least one scene involving a bathing beauty that makes absolutely no sense. The comedy is corny and shameless, even for 1930.

Thankfully, this a fairly obscure film in Curtiz's filmography. Am I glad I saw it? Perhaps, but it is only a confirmation that useless Hollywood drivel has always been around.

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