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An Angel from Texas (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 27 April 1940 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

"The Butter and Egg Man" opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 23 September 1925 and closed in April 1926 after 243 performances. The opening night cast included Tom Fadden, Robert Middlemass and Harry Stubbs. See more »

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Version of Dance Charlie Dance (1937) See more »

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Aloha Oe
(1878) (uncredited)
aka "Farewell to Thee"
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Played at the beginning
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Not a "killer" performance, but ...
8 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching this otherwise forgettable movie was a revelation, because for years I had been led to believe that Ronald Reagan always played "the good guy" until his role as a crime boss in his last film, "The Killers." Well (to use a favorite Reagan sentence-opener), that's just plain wrong. In "An Angel from Texas," the future president plays a none too likable character. He isn't a villain exactly, because it's not that kind of movie. It's supposed to be a comedy. But Reagan's character is a big-talking, overbearing jerk, the type Keenan Wynn played in so many pictures. It makes me wonder what other oddities I'll discover as I watch more Reagan movies. I guess it just goes to show that you should never listen to the pundits.


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