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Robin Hood of Texas (1947)

Approved | | Western | 15 July 1947 (USA)
A gang of bank robbers arrive at Gene's ranch. Gene winds up chasing them around the west.

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Champion Jr. ...
Champ - Gene's horse
Lynne Roberts ...
Virginia
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Droopy Haynes
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Julie
James Cardwell ...
Duke Mantel
John Kellogg ...
Nick
Ray Walker ...
Detective Lt. Lacey
Archie Twitchell ...
Jim Prescott (as Michael Branden)
Paul Bryar ...
Ace
James Flavin ...
Captain Danforth
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. O'Brien
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Mr. Hamby - Saddle Shop Owner
Al Bridge ...
Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
The Cass County Boys ...
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Storyline

When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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15 July 1947 (USA)  »

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Robin Hood no Texas  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gene Autry's final film for Republic Pictures, where he had been since 1935. See more »

Goofs

When Gene jumps in the wagon being driven by the two escaping bandits, he fights and defeats them one at a time as the wagon is being driven at breakneck speed through the terrain. The problem is, they could have stopped the wagon at any time and both could have taken him on together and had a better chance of defeating him. See more »

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Going Back To Texas
Written by Carson Robison
Sung by Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys
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A "5"on the Matinée Scale
21 October 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

There's a slam-bang finale with-- surprise, surprise-- some good rear-projection. Usually, a matinée production's got the rear-projection going one speed while the horse or buckboard goes another. Not here. Anyhow, Gene and crew start up a dude ranch, even while the cops think they've robbed a bank. Meanwhile, the real baddies show up, except they're even meaner to each other than to Gene. It's a more complex screenplay than usual, playing more like a modern crime drama than an oater. Frankly, too much so for my liking, plus too much time is spent indoors rather than out. Nonetheless, the bad guys really are a convincing lot, while there're two eye-candy girls instead of just one. Holloway does comic relief, but in a less annoying way than usual. On the whole, it's a rather odd Autry oater, his last for Republic. His new studio, Columbia, would provide a big production boost. Good!

A "5" on the matinée scale.


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