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Three Texas Steers (1939)

Passed | | Action, Western | 12 May 1939 (USA)
Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Brown (as Rosco Ates)
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Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the circus to force Nancy to sell the ranch; instead, she goes there to live. Will her neighbors, the Three Mesquiteers, be a match for the secret swindlers? And what's so valuable about that run-down ranch anyway? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THEY HIT THE CIRCUS TRAILS IN A FAST-RIDING, ACTION-THRILLER THAT ENDS IN A BLAZE OF GLORY ON THE RACE-TRACK! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Action | Western

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12 May 1939 (USA)  »

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Danger Rides the Range  »

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Quotes

[to the gorilla climbing in a tree]
Lillian: Get out of there, you upholstered nitwit!
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Followed by Shadows on the Sage (1942) See more »

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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three Texas Steers (1939)

*** (out of 4)

Fast paced Three Mesquiteers film has the gang trying to rescue a circus owner who's being harassed for her property. The story itself really isn't anything new or groundbreaking but if you've ever wanted to see John Wayne act next to a midget and gorilla then this is the film for you. The film never takes itself too serious and plays everything for laughs, which is a good thing because how can you take Wayne and a midget serious? There are a couple good chase scenes as well as a nice fight to go along with all the circus stuff. Roy Corrigan, one of the Mesquiteers, also worked as the gorilla!!!


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