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Under Texas Skies (1940)

Passed  -  Western  -  30 September 1940 (USA)
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Stony Brooke returns to his home town only the learn that his father, Sheriff Brooke, has been murdered and that his boyhood friend, Tucson Smith has been convicted and is to hang for the ... See full summary »

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Helen Smith
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Tom Blackton
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Sheriff Brooke
Rex Lease ...
Jim Marsden
Jack Ingram ...
Henchman Finley
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Yakima Canutt ...
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Earle Hodgins ...
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Stony Brooke returns to his home town only the learn that his father, Sheriff Brooke, has been murdered and that his boyhood friend, Tucson Smith has been convicted and is to hang for the killing. The killing was actually committed by Brooke's deputy Tom Blackton, when he feared that his activities as the secret head of a gang of cattle rustlers and bank robbers was about to be exposed. Blackton has taken over as sheriff. Rancher Jim Marsden helps Tucson escape, and Stony encounters the wounded Tucson and helps him back to his ranch, where Tucson's sister, Helen treats his wounds. When Blackton's posse arrive, Tucson escapes through a trap door and heads for the hills. Blackton convinces Stony of Tucson's guilt, and Stony becomes a deputy with the intent of hunting down his former friend. But he changes his mind when a circuit judge, coming to preside over a new trial for Tucson, is killed. Stony continues to work for Blackton, hoping to get the evidence needed to clear Tucson, and ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A RAIDER-BUSTIN' Buckeroo in a ROARIN' ROUND-UP OF BLAZIN' Action! (original ad - several caps) See more »

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They come together as a team
24 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Hollywood didn't go in for continuity too much and the 3 Mesquiteer series probably least of all. Their stories took place in the old west and modern times and of course with many different Mesquiteers. Under Texas Skies is the least typical of Mesquiteer stories however.

Usually the three would be riding into some location, assess the situation and before the film was over clean up the problem. Not so in Under Texas Skies. They begin as individuals and come together as a team by the film's end.

Robert Livingston's father is the sheriff and he has a crooked deputy in Henry Brandon. Brandon is the secret head of a group of outlaws who among other things control a pass that the cattlemen have to take to get to water. Brandon shoots the sheriff and has the blame thrown on Bob Steele who is a fugitive through most of the film.

Livingston and Steele are enemies through most of the film, they only come together after Livingston becomes convinced of Steele's innocence. Hanging around is itinerant peddler Rufe Davis who joins up with them as he's kind of caught up in the action.

Under Texas Skies is not within the 3 Mesquiteer parameter, but it's still a nice western.


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