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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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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 ...
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

[two government agents attempt to arrest the murderous Wells]
Charlie Wells: What's the idea? You star packers ain't got nothing on me.
Federal officer: Besides murder, there's a couple of guns on you, Wells.
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Remade as Mesquite Buckaroo (1939) 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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Rodeoin' with Rita
22 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've ever seen a Tex Ritter western you know what to expect from this one. Clunky situations broken up by a song or three from good ol' Tex. This one follows exactly to form.

The only reason to seek this out is the presence of a very young Rita Hayworth in the female lead. So early in fact that she is still billed by her given name, Rita Cansino. This was actually the last time she would be billed thus. It's painfully obvious she isn't completely at home before the cameras just yet since her line readings are still and lifeless. However there is one striking scene where she dances and suddenly there's the Rita Hayworth of legend, totally alive to the lens. As soon as the music stops though she's right back where she started, ill at ease and uncomfortable. She looks pretty, still brunette and slightly dowdy, the Columbia magic hasn't happened yet and she resembles a young Ann Sheridan more than herself. Ironic than that a few years after this she would get her big breakthrough stepping in to The Strawberry Blonde when Ann had a falling out with Warners.

As for this picture if you're a rodeo fan there are many, too many, scenes set in one but the acting is atrocious and the plot not very involving.


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