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Texas (1941)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  9 October 1941 (USA)
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Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.



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Complete credited cast:
Dan Thomas
Tod Ramsey
'Mike' King
George Bancroft ...
Windy Miller
Buford 'Doc' Thorpe
Andrew Tombes ...
Addison Richards ...
Matt Lashan
Edmund MacDonald ...
Joseph Crehan ...
Rancher Dusty King
Willard Robertson ...
Rancher Wilson
Pat Moriarity ...
Rancher Matthews (as Patrick Moriarty)
Edmund Cobb ...
Rancher Blaire


Two Virginians are heading for a new life in Texas when they witness a stagecoach being held up. They decide to rob the robbers and make off with the loot. To escape a posse, they split up and don't see each other again for a long time. When they do meet up again, they find themselves on different sides of the law. This leads to the increasing estrangement of the two men, who once thought of themselves as brothers. Written by Alfred Jingle

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ROARING...with Adventure! ROUSING...with Romance! RADIANT...with Spectacle! See more »


Drama | Romance | Western


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Release Date:

9 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilantes  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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As was often the case during his career, Holden shaved his chest before appearing, shirtless, in this movie's prizefighting sequence. See more »


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Sung by Edgar Buchanan
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Good Mix of Humor and Action
8 October 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Holden and Ford may be the stars, but the film belongs to director Marshall and the incomparable Edgar Buchanan. Marshall started out directing comedy shorts and it shows up here in several memorable scenes. That fight scene may be the most amusing on boxing record. Dutch Henry keeps popping up, dukes raised, like a whack-a-mole, and I love the way the boisterous crowd ends up in a frontier free-for-all. The buckboard scene may be brief but it's expertly done, Trevor shows real comedic ability as she struggles with a rebellious ten yards of skirt. Then there's the topper—pudgy, gravel-voice Buchanan actually doing a song and dance. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it. But more incredibly, his graceful shuffle and tuneful refrain are absolutely charming. What a marvelous actor he was as he transitions here from musical performer to shifty-eyed mastermind.

It's a good story if a bit shopworn—two buddies (Ford & Holden) falling on opposite sides of the law while competing for the same girl (Trevor). The various alliances get a little confusing so you may need a scorecard to keep up. Holden gets the majority screen time, while the always low-key Ford is even more so than usual. All in all, it's a highly entertaining, fast-paced 90-minutes, thanks mainly to an expert director and a cagey old coot.

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