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Texas Terror (1935)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  1 February 1935 (USA)
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Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »

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Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run her ranch. Then she finds out about his past. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Lloyd Ingraham is in studio records/casting call lists playing the role of "Dan Matthews," but that role was played by Frank Ball. Ingraham was not seen in the movie. Buffalo Bill Jr. (Jay Wilsey) is listed playing the role of "Chief Black Eagle," but he played "Blackie Martin" instead. The actor playing "Chief Black Eagle" has not been identified. Yakima Canutt is listed in the cast, but he was a stunt performer and not seen in the movie. See more »

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not bad aside from a few recycled stunts.
5 August 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This B-western begins with John Wayne as a town's sheriff. However, following a robbery, Wayen chases the baddies and thinks he's accidentally shot and killed an old friend--not knowing that the leader of the gang actually killed the man. Saddened by the death, he decides to quit the job and become a recluse...for a while. Eventually, he gets his act together and eventually unravels the mystery--saving the day.

Compared to other Wayne films of the era, this one is about average--entertaining but with a few problems here and there. The one big problem for me was the use of stunts--which were usually the highpoint of these films. Instead of staging new stunts, they sloppily took clips from other Wayne films and stuck them in--less than seamlessly. For example, though the grass is short and they are in a semi-wooded area, when baddies are shot, they fall in very high grass with no trees about them! Sloppy...and obviously recycled. Still, the rest of the film is breezy light entertainment--what you'd expect from such an unpretentious film.

A couple things to look for is a particularly bad job of acting and directing when the heroin enters the film. She talks directly to the camera and her delivery is less than magical...in fact, it's craptastic. Also, look for Gabby Hayes as the new sheriff. Unlike many of his other western roles, here he wears his dentures and sounds very erudite--without that 'old coot' voice you usually expect from him. This isn't too surprising, as in these Wayne westerns, Hayes experimented a lot with his characters--even sometimes playing bad guys or action heroes...of sorts.


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