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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
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Lucky
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Barker
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Rodeo Announcer (as Tom Cooper)
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Federal Officer
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Middleton Sheriff
Jack C. Smith ...
Bix (as Jack Smith)
The Texas 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

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 Rodeo Song
Written by Tex Ritter and Frank Sanucci
Sung by Tex Ritter with Rudy Sooter and Texas Tornados Band
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Who Stole From Who
14 May 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Trouble In Texas finds Tex Ritter and sidekick Horace Murphy on the trail of a gang that is killing rodeo champions. The mistake that this gang headed by Earl Dwire makes is in killing Ritter's brother. He and Murphy have been on the trail for five years.

Devotees of the B western will find that a lot of usual players like Glenn Strange and Yakima Canutt are there. But if Trouble In Texas has any reason to be saved it is because one Rita Cansino who was the leading lady. All of 19 Ms. Cansino was playing a government agent who was also on the trail of the outlaws.

Of course we all know her better as Rita Hayworth so fans of the eternal Cover Girl will have a great opportunity to see her cowgirl attire.

There was a John Wayne B film from the Thirties where the same gambit was used to kill the rodeo cowboys. I can't remember which one so I don't know who stole from who.


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