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Men of Texas (1942)

Approved | | Western | 3 July 1942 (USA)



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Cast overview:
Barry Conovan
Henry Clay Jackson
Robert Houston Scott
Jane Baxter Scott
Major Lamphere
Mrs.Scott aka Aunt Hattie
Sam Sawyer
Colonel Colbert Scott
Mrs.Sam Houston
John F. Hamilton ...
Dwight Douglass (as J. Frank Hamilton)
Mrs. Sarah Olsen
Luther Crittenden
Silas Hurlbert


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DANGEROUS MEN! ...living again reckless Texas' crimson days of ruthless plunder ... renegade rule ... gun-smoked glory! BIG AS ALL TEXAS! Thundering adventure...born of the Alamo...bred of the courage of Sam Houston! See more »




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Release Date:

3 July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deep in the Heart of Texas  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barry Conovan: We think of ourselves as Americans; you never think of yourselves as anything but Texans.
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Deep in the Heart of Texas
Written by Don Swander and June Hershey
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Undistinguished B movie
24 September 1999 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Made in 1942, a film about patriotism is necessarily going to be a pro-Union all-American affair, as this B movie undoubtedly is.

Played by Robert Stack, Barry Conovan, a newspaperman, is sent to Texas some years after the death of Sam Houston, with the aim of getting the real skinny on the grand old man. He unearths some facts which make Houston more heroic than had been thought up North before, and then gets involved, and ultimately held hostage by Broderick Crawford's Henry Clay Jackson,.

Jackson is a Texan rebel, but Conovan discovers that he is no noble freedom-fighter, opting instead for robbing banks to fill his own pockets rather than for the greater glory of Texas.

The drums of patriotism beat loudly throughout the rather leaden script, which is flairlessly uttered by the second class actors.

Unless you happen to be a rabid Texas chauvinist who still thinks the Lone Star State is illegally occupied, the film is wholly inoffensive and passes the time. But it really is very ordinary.

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