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Texas Carnival (1951)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  5 October 1951 (USA)
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A showmen team is mistaken for a cattle baron and his sister.

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Cast

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

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M-G-M's High, Wide and Handsome TECHNICOLOR Musical! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Release Date:

5 October 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karneval in Texas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Howard Keel
Sung alter by Foy Willing and Foy Willing's Orchestra
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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.


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