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Young Guns of Texas (1962)

A cowboy and 5 others pursue outlaws to recover stolen Union Army gold, while a revengeful rancher is it out to murder one of the pursuers.



(as Henry Cross)


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Complete credited cast:
Morgan Coe
Alana Ladd ...
Lily Glendenning
Jeff Shelby
Preacher Sam Shelby
Tyler Duane
Barbara Mansell ...
Martha Jane Canary
Jesse Glendenning
Fred Krone ...
Pike--Glendenning's Foreman
Alex Sharp ...
Robert Hinkle ...
Sheriff Simon
Will Wills ...


A man searching for a stolen army payroll is joined by several men after the reward money. One of the pursuers, after killing a ranch foreman, elopes with the ranchers' daughter. Enraged at the shooting of his foreman and convinced that his daughter was kidnapped, the rancher leads a posse after his daughter. When Apaches attack the thieves and their pursuers, the rancher's posse is forced to side with his daughter's new husband and his friends. Written by Anonymous

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Blazing a New Trail of Courage!



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November 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I giovani fucili del Texas  »

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2.35 : 1
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Barbara Mansell's character is Martha Jane Canary. Martha Jane Canary is the real name of wild west legend "Calamity Jane". See more »


Jeff Shelby: There's nothing like being hung to reform a man.
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Young Guns Of Texas
Music by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
Lyrics by John Herring
Sung by Ken Miller (as Kenny Miller)
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Who knew that Chill Wills would be the best actor of the bunch.
27 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie contains a bunch of Hollywood actor's offspring in a Western about...about....well it's about three groups of people all out in the western wilderness with different agendas.

You first have six rebels and one union officers and a chick that have stole a large amount of money. Not much is revealed about the eight but they have the money and going through Indian territory. -- Then you have one person chasing the group, Tyler Duane (Gary Conway) along with his friend, Jeff Shelby (Jody McCrea) and two other people that have just married and want a new start in a different location, Morgan Cole (James Mitchum)and Lily Glendenning (Alana Ladd)also along for the ride is a preacher Sam Shelby (Chill Wills). ---Now on the trail of the five is the father of the new bride, Jesse Glendenning (Robert Lowery), and his bunch, that think his daughter has been kidnapped. Now the entire group is in the Apache territory that will only lead to one after another being killed for a variety of reasons.

There is more going on in this long story than 'just the chase'. There are family members in different groups and also old friendships that have turned sour. All these experience add to the situation as the group makes there way through the dangers of the early west.

The concept of the story seemed to be an interesting tale. However, the screenplay, along with the suspicious acting abilities, made the story feel like a much longer trek than needed. There were actually some very good scenes in the movie but there just was not much feeling in the heart of the actors. After the first thirty minutes, I thought this was going to be a terrible movie but as things settle down and we got some western action going, the film became somewhat interesting. And the glue that kept the viewer's attention was the veteran actor Chill Wills. Who would have thought?

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