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

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

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9 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilantes  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Sepiatone)

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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Buffalo Gal
Sung by Edgar Buchanan
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Good western with better-than-average cast
15 October 2001 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

It's a bit surprising that no one's commented on this movie till now. After all, it isn't some obscure B-western but rather an almost "A" production with two rising young stars, (William Holden and Glenn Ford, plus Claire Trevor), and a respected director, George Marshall. Perhaps the fact that it's in b&w has unjustly relegated it to near-obscurity.

Those who seek it out, however, will be rewarded by an engaging plot which has some interesting twists and turns, by some snappy dialog -- particularly in the first meeting between Holden and Trevor -- and by a host of good supporting players, such as Edgar Buchanan who plays a devious dentist.

For fans of "beefcake," there's an early prizefight sequence in which a shirtless Holden battles the local champ in a bare-knuckle marathon. Only about 22 or 23 years old at the time, Holden's physique hadn't yet reached the maturity displayed in his later films, (most notably "Picnic"), but his bare chest, (shaved of the hair displayed earlier in "Golden Boy"),is still quite pleasing to the eye. If only the scene could be re-written so that Holden would have been matched against a stripped-to-the-waist Glenn Ford. Now, that would have been a beefcake bonanza!


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