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Lone Star (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, History | 8 February 1952 (USA)
Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

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Storyline

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Estrela do Destino  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,478,000, 31 December 1952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,922,000, 31 December 1952
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Boasts three best actor Oscar winners: Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, and Broderick Crawford. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »

Quotes

Devereaux Burke: You're a strange woman.
Martha Ronda: Am I?
Devereaux Burke: Yeah. But, still a lot of woman.
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Connections

Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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conflicting feelings in Texas

After reading some not so great reviews about this film and having seen once a colorized and dubbed version on Brazilian TV, which I found very confusing, I had a good surprise when I saw the original version on VHS. This is an unusual western which describes very well the conflicting feelings in Texas before it became a state. The leaders that want Texas as an independent country are hanging on to the words of Sam Houston, which is far away making peace between the Apaches. Clark Gable goes there to hear from Houston his real opinion. Ava Gardner is against joining the Union, and so is Broderick Crawford. Crawford is fanatic about his beliefs. In spite of showing a political story, there is plenty of action, making the film quite enjoyable. Ava is at her best, she even sings. Also the black and white photography is quite good.


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