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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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Complete credited cast:
Barbara Sheldon ...
Betty Benson
Lloyd Whitlock ...
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 ...
Sheriff Miller


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 <>

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Action all the way, a hundred thrills in a fight for GOLD and a GIRL! See more »


Romance | Western


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22 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Gold Strike River  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Referenced in Blue Steel (1934) See more »

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A Good Lonestar Production
24 September 2007 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

Gabby Hayes irascible sidekick performance and Yakima Canutt's excellent stunt work make this one quite watchable. Gabby is delightful, especially when he puts on a dress to testify at his own trial. The horse transfer stunt that doesn't work is really special. Yakima (doubling for Wayne) jumps on a fleeing horse from his own galloping horse, he misses and ends up rolling down a hill. One gasps and hopes he wasn't hurt.

With likable characters and a plot that keeps moving, this one is quite professional and on a par with a good Lone Ranger episode two decades later.

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