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The Lucky Texan (1934)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  22 January 1934 (USA)
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Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

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Barbara Sheldon ...
Betty Benson
Lloyd Whitlock ...
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Jake Benson (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ...
Joe Cole
Eddie Parker ...
Al Miller (as Ed Parker)
Gordon De Main ...
Banker Williams (as Gordon Demaine)
Earl Dwire ...
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When miners Mason and Benson turn in their gold at the assay office, the assay officials trail Benson back to the mine and shoot him. Mason is then arrested for the murder. But the supposedly dead Benson survived and now plans a surprise for the culprits at Mason's trial. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Where Life Was Raw and Might Was Law! See more »

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22 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Gold Strike River  »

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In October of 1996 when a fire broke out on a late Saturday afternoon in the New York studios of WNBC-TV, a station staffer quickly put a cassette of "Lucky Texan" in the tape player on his way out of the building. The film played on Ch. 4 uninterrupted twice, much to the confusion of viewers. See more »

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Duke Chases the Bad Guys....Repeatedly
27 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

John Wayne and Gabby Hayes strike it rich with a gold mine. Inevitably some villains want to take it from them. This is one of the most interesting of the many B westerns Duke made in the '30s. For one thing, there are surprisingly few gunshots fired in this one. Everyone seems to settle their problems by fisticuffs or by chasing one another. There's a lot of chasing in this one. This leads to some good Yakima Canutt stunts, though.

Also, I'm not sure what era this was supposed to take place in. Lone Star wasn't known for caring about historical accuracy in these cheap B westerns. There were usually shots of telephone poles and the like in the background. In this one we not only have the usual background stuff but we have a Keystone Kops-style climax that features Gabby Hayes driving a car after the bad guys! This western, like the other B's made in the '30s, will seem pretty much like kids stuff today. But there is some fun to be had with it.


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