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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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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)
 
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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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Duke Chases the Bad Guys....Repeatedly, 27 April 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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