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The Lucky Texan -- Jerry Mason (Wayne), a young Texan, and Jake Benson (Hayes), 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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22 January 1934 (USA) See more »
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Where Life Was Raw and Might Was Law! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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John Wayne ... Jerry Mason
Barbara Sheldon ... Betty Benson
Lloyd Whitlock ... Harris

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Coats ... Henchman (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Judge McGill (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Man at Hearing (uncredited)
John Ince ... Townsman (uncredited)
Philip Kieffer ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Julie Kingdon ... Young Girl (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Deputy (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Prospector (uncredited)
Jack Rockwell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hal Taliaferro ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury 
 
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Robert N. Bradbury (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Sound Department
Dave Stoner .... recordist
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Tommy Coats .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
Trem Carr .... vice president in charge of production (uncredited)
 
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55 min
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Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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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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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Good Lonestar Production, 24 September 2007
Author: Jay Raskin from Orlando, United States

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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