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Texas Carnival (1951)

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

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Cast

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Debbie Telford
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Cornie Quinell
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Slim Shelby
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Sunshine Jackson
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Marilla Sabinas
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Dan Sabinas
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Sheriff Jackson
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Tex Hodgkins
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Concessionaire #1
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Mrs. Gaytes
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Hotel Clerk
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Mr. Gaytes
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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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FOR THE MILLIONS WHO LOVED "THE GREAT CARUSO" AND "SHOW BOAT" ANOTHER BIG MGM MUSICAL! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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)

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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

During the chuck wagon race the Texas flag on the announcers stand is upside down. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm An Old Cowhand
(uncredited)
Version Written by Johnny Mercer
Heard as a theme
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"I think fifteen cents for a hamburger is outrageous."
20 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Flimsy MGM musical that skates by on the charm of its stars. Red Skelton and Esther Williams play a couple of carnival performers who are mistaken for a Texas millionaire and his sister. Skelton rolls with it and winds up getting into trouble over a lost bet while Esther finds herself falling for cowboy Howard Keel. Red's fun but the script isn't that hot. Esther is gorgeous as ever and has good chemistry with Skelton and Keel. This is the last of five pictures she did with Red. Ann Miller's also in this and seems to be having the most fun of anybody. The songs are forgettable. Howard Keel sings to his horse. Yeah, it's like that. Not one of Esther or Red's best but watchable and pleasant enough to pass the time.


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