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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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Carmen Serano (as Rita Cansino)
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Henchman Squint Palmer
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Henchman Pinto
Horace Murphy ...
Lucky
Earl Dwire ...
Barker
Tex Cooper ...
Rodeo Announcer (as Tom Cooper)
Hal Price ...
Federal Officer
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Middleton Sheriff
Jack C. Smith ...
Bix (as Jack Smith)
The Texas Tornadoes ...
Musicians (as Tex Ritter's Tornadoes)
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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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THE COWBOY SINGING SENSATION IN A ROUND-UP OF THRILLS AND MELODY! See more »


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6 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Amazona do Texas  »

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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 »

Quotes

[Squint gets the drop on Tex]
Squint Palmer: Get up your hands, you double-crosser. So, it wasn't enough for you to mess up our little surprise party and beat me out of first place money in all the rodeo events, but you had to steal my girl, too.
Carmen Serano: But, Squint, he...
Squint Palmer: Shut up, Carmen! All right, you guitar-playin' songbird, if you got anything to say, say it fast, then, when you're through, I'm going to shoot you right between the eyes and they'll call it justifiable homicide!
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Remade as Frontier Town (1938) See more »

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The Rodeo Song
Written by Tex Ritter and Frank Sanucci
Sung by Tex Ritter with Rudy Sooter and 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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