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Trouble in Texas (1937)

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

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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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From "Weekly Variety" magazine: "Perhaps the best looker of any of the girls working in hoss pics to date is Grand National's latest recruit, Rita Cansino (Rita Hayworth). She was on the Fox lot for a while, and classes up the company she's on here." See more »

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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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Featured in Film Breaks: Out of the West (1999) See more »

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The Cowboy Band
Written by Rudy Sooter (as Rudolph Sooter)
Sung by Rudy Sooter with the Texas Tornados Band
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One of Ritter's Best!
13 March 2005 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Trouble in Texas" is arguably the best of the 12 westerns that Tex Ritter turned out for Grand National in the late 1930s. It is notable for the appearance of Rita Hayworth (as Rita Cansino) and the showcasing the many talents (excluding acting) of Yakima Canutt.

The story has the bad guys headed by Earl Dwire and henchmen Canutt and Charlie King rigging rodeo results to favor them by eliminating competitors. Hayworth is a federal agent sent to infiltrate the gang. Along comes Ritter and his sidekick Horace Murphy. Tex plans to compete in the next rodeo. He enters and beats Canutt in every event despite the gang's efforts to eliminate him. Finally, Tex and sheriff Glenn Strange settle things with the gang.

This film is memorable for the stunts performed by the legendary Canutt. He performs several dangerous stunts on the backs of a team of runaway horses and on the speeding wagon. Having been a champion Rodeo rider in his youth, Canutt had no difficulty in the rodeo scenes in spite of the extensive usage of stock footage.

Hayworth was about to adopt that name and move over to Columbia as one of its greatest stars. She gets to perform a dance sequence in which her considerable talent is displayed. Ritter sings a few forgettable songs as well. And the casting of veterans Dwire, King and Strange didn't hurt either.

Not a bad little programmer.


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