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Trouble in Texas (1937)

Passed | | Western | 6 March 1937 (USA)
Rodeo stars are being killed with poisoned needles, and Tex Ritter is next on the list.

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(story and screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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Henchman Pinto
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Bix (as Jack Smith)
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Rodeo Announcer (as Tom Cooper)
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Storyline

Tex is on the rodeo circuit looking for the men that killed his brother and he finds them in Middleton. Barker expects his man Squint to win the prize money but when Tex starts winning all the events, they put the poisoned needle in his halter rope, planning to have him mysteriously die just as the others did. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TEX BLASTS RODEO RACKETEERS...AND WINS A BEAUTIFUL SENORITA! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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6 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Amazona do Texas  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Friday 8 November 1946 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5) and in Los Angeles Thursday 17 November 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Middleton Sheriff: What's going on here?
Tex Masters: Why, me and this hombre were just going to settle a little argument - that is, if they have a private room that they don't value too highly.
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Remake of The Man from Utah (1934) See more »

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A Cowboy's Lament
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Sung by Tex Ritter with Rudy Sooter and Texas Tornados Band
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Lovely Rita
23 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

While Tex Ritter (as Tex Masters) sings "Down the Colorado Trail", accompanied by harmonica-playing sidekick Horace Murphy (as Lucky), pretty government agent Rita Hayworth (as Carmen Serano) is sent out to investigate a series of mysterious rodeo deaths. Ms. Hayworth and Mr. Ritter cross paths in Middletown Valley, where Ritter is looking for the gang that killed his brother.

Undercover girl Hayworth and singing cowboy Ritter are the main attractions. Hayworth and Hank Worden have a couple of smooth dance numbers. Ritter's "Down the Colorado Trail" and "I'm Bound to Leave Ol' Texas Now" are highlights; the latter ballad is especially nice. The "Trouble in Texas" is, most obviously, its poorly edited "rodeo footage". It might have, otherwise, been a better movie.


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