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An Angel from Texas (1940)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  27 April 1940 (USA)
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Stage struck Lydia Weston leaves her small Texas town for Broadway. Left behind is her steady beau Peter. Lydia sends letters and news clippings back home telling everyone she's now a big ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Peter Coleman
Rosemary Lane ...
Lydia Weston
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Mac McClure
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Marge Allen
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Marty Allen
Ruth Terry ...
Valerie Blayne
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Quigley
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Mr. Robelink
Ann Shoemaker ...
Addie Lou Coleman
Tom Kennedy ...
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Stage struck Lydia Weston leaves her small Texas town for Broadway. Left behind is her steady beau Peter. Lydia sends letters and news clippings back home telling everyone she's now a big star. Peter soon heads to New York to surprise her, but instead he gets the surprise when he learns Lydia has no job and is broke. The pair soon get involved with a couple of phony producers who con Peter into backing their play with Lydia in the lead. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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27 April 1940 (USA)  »

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An Angel from Texas  »

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Two cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Dudley Dickerson (Black Man) and Eddie Acuff (Stagehand). See more »

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Version of The Tenderfoot (1932) See more »

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There's a Small Hotel
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
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"A bright farce" said the N.Y. Times...I don't think so!!
5 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Strictly a by-the-numbers routine Warner Bros. programmer with RONALD REAGAN and WAYNE MORRIS as brash Broadway would-be producers in need of money to put on a Broadway show. Familiar territory for many a flimsy film plot. EDDIE ALBERT is the country bumpkin they try to con into putting his $20,000 into backing the show--thus the film's title AN ANGEL FROM Texas.

The fast-talking routines by Reagan, Morris and a very blonde and bleached JANE WYMAN at her snappiest are hardly the stuff of "bright farce" as an original review from The N.Y. Times states. The dull ROSEMARY LANE is supposed to be a gal with ambitions to become a great actress.

They're all capable performers and give their all to a tiresome show biz story that never is anything more than a routine programmer not worth a second look--or even a first one.

Based on a play by George S. Kaufman, it's strictly small time stuff, directed in the usual Warner Bros. frenzied style by Ray Enright.


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