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Texas Cyclone (1932)

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Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.



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Shirley Grey ...
Helen Rawlings
Wheeler Oakman ...
Utah Becker
Steve Pickett
Wallace MacDonald ...
Nick Lawler - Ranch Foreman
Jim Farley ...
Webb Oliver (as James Farley)
Harry Cording ...
Jake Farwell
Vernon Dent ...
Hefty - the Bartender
Sheriff Lew Collins (as Walter Brenan)
Mary Gordon ...


When Texas Grant rides into town people think the supposedly dead Jim Rawlings has returned. After a confrontation with Utah Becker, Grant learns Helen Rawlings is about to lose her ranch to Becker. Grant then decides to stay and pose as Rawlings in an effort to help her. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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24 February 1932 (USA)  »

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Hefty - the Bartender: It's Jim Rawlings - back from the grave
'Texas' Grant: Guess again, Old Timer. My name's not Jim Rawlings and I'm not back from any grave
Hefty - the Bartender: Do you, do you mean to tell me, you ain't Jim Rawlings of the Diamond R who disappeared five years ago?
'Texas' Grant: Well that's what I'm telling ya. My name's Grant, Texas Grant. What's yours?
Hefty - the Bartender: Oh, well the folks round here call me 'Hefty'. I don't know why. Maybe it's on account of my size
'Texas' Grant: Well I wouldn't think that'd have anything to do with it
Hefty - the Bartender: That's what I thought too
Hefty - the Bartender: You're sure ...
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Tim McCoy Comes Back to Town and Pretends to be himself
21 March 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I agree with the previous reviewer, if you can accept a very silly premise that a man could look and talk so much like a missing rancher who's from the town he rides into than you will enjoy Texas Cyclone. And of course you can see John Wayne in support of another cowboy hero Tim McCoy.

During this short stint with Columbia Pictures Wayne did two films with Tim McCoy. Both are directed by D. Ross Lederman, both written by William Coit McDonald, and both had a whole lot of the same cast members.

Repeating his role as villain is Wheeler Oakman and John Wayne is once again a cowhand, the only one it turns out who's honest and employed by Tim McCoy's 'widow' played by Sheila Terry. We also have for the first time Walter Brennan and John Wayne working in the same film. Brennan is the sheriff and he's made up to be quite a bit older than he was at the time. This may have been the beginning of all those old codger roles that Brennan played right up to when he was one.

Of course McCoy finds that Oakman is still up to no good just like when he left and he has to deal with all the problems Oakman is causing. With John Wayne's help all things are righted in the end and the reason for McCoy's absence is explained in a very typical movie fashion.

If it wasn't such a silly plot premise, I'd give the film a notch or two higher a rating. It's not bad for a B film and the young Duke is shown to great advantage here.

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