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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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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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The Battle for Texas and the Battle of the Sexes! See more »


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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Estrela do Destino  »

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$1,600,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of George Hamilton at age 13. 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

Thomas Craden: Gentlemen, can't you see what this means? We'll be a giant of the Western Hemisphere. As a state, we'll just be one of 28. As a Republic we can command the respect and fear of not only the United States, but the entire world. Why should we give up an Empire just for statehood!
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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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History off, chemistry off, but what a map of Texas!
27 February 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Hollywood treatment of Texas / USA history is not very well done here. Very difficult to identify with the characters or the actors. Chemistry was better between Gable and Gardner in their 1947 "The Hucksters". If you enjoy the "Texas is bigger than the USA" idea, then watch for Crawford's map display. This is the best one I have seen yet!


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