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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)
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Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury 
 
Writing credits
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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Referenced in Blue Steel (1934)See more »

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Gold Fever, 13 November 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

John Wayne and blacksmith George "Gabby" Hayes strike gold in a nearby creek, prompting crooked gold office employees into tricking Gabby into signing his property over to them in an attempt to get closer to the gold. Complicating things is the no good son of the town's sheriff who frames poor Gabby for attempted murder.

Another good film from the Duke's tenure as a Lone Star/Monogram contract star, this is fast-paced, well edited and a heckuva lot of fun.

As well as playing the chief heavy, Yakima Cannut appears to have performed every stunt in the movie himself. For example, in the scene where Wayne confronts the sheriff's son, the escaping villain turns into an easily recognizable Cannut who does a flying leap onto his horse. Wayne runs after him and also turns into Cannut. He then leaps onto White Flash and begins chasing himself!

A great climax begins with scene-stealer Gabby in a dress. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought he really was an old woman!

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