MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,970 this week

Texas Carnival (1951)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  5 October 1951 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 259 users  
Reviews: 8 user

A showmen team is mistaken for a cattle baron and his sister.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 870 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1951 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 206 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 84 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 364 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Texas Carnival (1951)

Texas Carnival (1951) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Texas Carnival.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Debbie Telford
...
Cornie Quinell
...
Slim Shelby
...
Sunshine Jackson
Paula Raymond ...
Marilla Sabinas
...
Dan Sabinas
Tom Tully ...
Sheriff Jackson
Glenn Strange ...
Tex Hodgkins
Dick Wessel ...
Concessionaire #1
Donald MacBride ...
Concessionaire #2
Marjorie Wood ...
Mrs. Gaytes
...
Hotel Clerk
Thurston Hall ...
Mr. Gaytes
Duke Johnson ...
Juggler
Wilson Wood ...
Bellboy
Edit

Storyline

An guy and a girl who are working in a carnival's dunk tank. When inebriated Texan comes to the booth he and the guy starts drinking. Eventually the Texan invites him to a function. When they get there he's mistaken for the Texan and she for the man's sister. Eventually he lost a wager and doesn't know how he's going to pay it. And the girl finds herself attracted to the Texan's foreman. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

texan | sister | carnival | oil money | singing | See more »

Taglines:

FOR THE MILLIONS WHO LOVED "THE GREAT CARUSO" AND "SHOW BOAT" ANOTHER BIG MGM MUSICAL! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Texas Carnival  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the time "Texas Carnival" was filmed, Red Norvo's trio included an African-American musician, bassist Charles Mingus, and when they recorded their number for this film (backing Ann Miller on "It's Dynamite") Mingus played on the soundtrack. But when the number was filmed MGM executives insisted that a white bassist substitute for Mingus on screen. See more »

Goofs

When Cornie gets back onto the chuck wagon from Debbie's horse, the reins are taut, showing that the horses are being controlled by a hidden driver. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not so good Williams
13 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This tired MGM musical would have been better if more productions values were lavished on this. Most musicals don't make much sense, and this one even more so. Mistaken identities could be funny, but this one isn't. This is really a vehicle for Red Skelton and he does his usual shtick...but sometimes too much of it. Easther has less to do as does Howard Keel. Ann Miller does well with her brief role. In fact the movie itself is brief. Barely and hour and 20 mins. Much seems to have been either left out or not filmed. The ending seems very rushed and a bit confusing. One thing doesn't make sense is when Esther asks Red for the keys to the car. He said it was damaged as he smashed it into a tree. Yet just two minutes earlier Esther sees drive up in same car!!!! Where was the damage? Just a few things that just don't make sense in this lackluster musical.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
singing group greenbriar2003
Discuss Texas Carnival (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?