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The Man from Texas (1939)

Passed | | Western | 19 April 1939 (USA)
Hall is after Dennison's land. The Marshal sends Tex to help Dennison while Hall hires the Shooting Kid to finish off Dennison. But the Kid has been helped by Tex in the past and changes ... See full summary »

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(as Al Herman)

Writer:

(story and screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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White Flash ...
White Flash
Ruth Rogers ...
Laddie Dennison
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Marshal 'Happy' Jack Martin
Charles B. Wood ...
Shooting Kid (as Charles B. 'Chuck' Wood)
Vic Demourelle ...
Jeff Hall (as Vic Demoruelle Jr.)
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Henchman Drifter
Frank Wayne ...
Henchman Longhorn
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Speed Dennison (as Kenneth Duncan)
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Henchman Slim
Chuck Baldra ...
Deputy
Walter Wilson ...
Walt (as Walter Wills)
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Posse Rider
Bud Pope ...
Posse Rider
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Hall is after Dennison's land. The Marshal sends Tex to help Dennison while Hall hires the Shooting Kid to finish off Dennison. But the Kid has been helped by Tex in the past and changes sides. He, Tex, and the other hands then try to get Dennison's cattle past Hall's barricade and on to market. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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WANTED BY VERY KILLER ON THE BORDER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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19 April 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man from Hell's River  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Sunday 12 April on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

Soundtracks

Prairie Lights
Written by Frank Harford
Sung by Tex Ritter
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"The Man From Texas" (1939) Is An Excellent 1939 "Golden Age Of Hollywood" Cowboy Movie...Better Than STAGECOACH (1939)
7 February 2015 | by (Columbia (Lancaster County) Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Man From Texas" (1939) Is An Excellent 1939 "Golden Age Of Hollywood" Cowboy Movie...Better Than STAGECOACH (1939)

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This excellent, classic cowboy movie was made in 1939, a year often justifiably cited as the best year in Hollywood movie history.

The movie was made at Monogram Studios, one of the "Poverty Row" "Gower Gulch" small studios which did not own movie houses (all of the "Major Studios" did in 1939).

"The Man From Texas" (1939) is a fast paced, interesting, believable, well acted, well written, well directed movie which includes good cowboy songs sung by Tex Ritter who did a wonderful job as "Tex Allen," the protagonist, lead character in the story.

This wonderful movie is much better, less sappy, more believable, and less contrived than "Stagecoach" (1939) which is often wrongfully cited as "the best western ever made" and "the best western made in 1939."

"The Man From Texas" (1939) starring Tex Ritter got lost in movie history, as did other movies not made by "the Majors," which also control important (and expensive) movie publicity and organizations of fame (including The American Film Institute and the Motion Picture Producers of America).

The movie is now in the Public Domain, and is available inexpensively in DVD form. It is not restored, but should be.

Hooray for good movies like "The Man From Texas" (1939) which should have been honored but were not due to the politics of Hollywood, and the power of big money which has always controlled Hollywood.

This movie "slipped through the cracks," but is worth obtaining and screening often. Huge talent both in front of the camera and behind it went into the making of "The Man From Texas" (1939).

It is a great western movie.


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