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Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937)

Approved | | Western | 2 January 1938 (USA)
Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Norma Willis
Buzzy Willis, Boy Scout
Bert Stark, Dorman Henchman
Dorman, Owner Black Hawk Mining
Karl Hackett ...
Newt Kemp, Henchman
Henchman Pete
Philip Ahn ...
Sing Fung, Laundry Man
Henchman (as Edward Cassidy)
Tim Davis ...
Tommy Kent, Boy Scout
The Beverly Hillbillies ...
Western Band
Members of Troup 13 Los Angles District Boy Scouts of America ...
Boy Scouts (as Members of Troup Los Angeles District Boy Scouts of America)
White Flash ...


Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some gold nuggets, Tex tricks Dorman into moving the gold. He hopes to round them up with the help of the posse and the local Boy Scout Troop. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in San Francisco Saturday 18 June 1949 on the Kactus Theatre on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »


Keep an eye on that early scene when the good guy trio stop to read the Private Property sign on the Black Hawk Mining property. A warning shot knocks Stubby's hat off from the direction in which he's facing, but all three turn left to see a couple of henchmen who were responsible. See more »


The Gal I Left Behind Me
Sung by Tex Ritter with the Beverly Hill Billies
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Tex Sings, But This Film Doesn't
24 March 2008 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

The film begins with stock footage of a National Scout Jamboree in Washington, D.C. as both a lengthy introduction to and promotion of the "Worldwide Boy Scout Movement" and the film's dedication.

Tex Collins (Tex Ritter) and his two side kicks Pee-Wee (Snub Pollard) and Stubby (Horace Murphy) are really agents from the Department of Justice on the trail of a million dollar gold heist from a train. There are clues throughout the film to help you guess their lawman identity-- it's not a 'surprise' at the end as it was in so many other early westerns of the decade.

The film has a large cast, and tries to integrate a Boy Scout troupe into the key action, but that attempt is a weak part of the film. In fact, not much is really distinctive in it. Despite the presence of Charles King (who has the best lines) and underused Forrest Taylor as the villains, and the glorious Texas accent of Tex, they all don't get enough screen time. Marjorie Reynolds, who was famous as Riley's wife Peg on the TV 'Life of Riley' (1953-1958) has only a couple of scenes with Tex as the 'love interest,' but their relationship never really gets anywhere.

The side kicks antics are not funny and time consuming. The best part of the movie is Tex singing "The Girl I Left Behind Me" with the 'Beverly Hill Billies' at a barn dance. Other than that, this one is not worth much. Tex's first film, 'Song of the Gringo' (1936), with a smaller cast and more character development, is better.

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