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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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(screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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White Flash ...
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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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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 telecast of this film in New York City occurred Saturday 1 July 1950 on WABD (Channel 5). 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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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 (Los Angeles) – 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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