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Cowboys from Texas (1939)

Passed | | Western | 29 November 1939 (USA)
Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

William Colt MacDonald (characters), Oliver Drake (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Stony Brooke (as Bob Livingston)
Raymond Hatton ... Rusty Joslin
Duncan Renaldo ... Renaldo
Carole Landis ... June Jones
Charles Middleton ... Kansas Jones
Ivan Miller Ivan Miller ... Clay Allison
Betty Compson ... Belle Starkey
Ethan Laidlaw ... Duke Plummer
Yakima Canutt ... Tex Dawson
Walter Wills Walter Wills ... Jeff Morgan
Ed Cassidy ... Jed Tyler (as Edward Cassidy)
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Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the other of their problems, the Mesquiteers realize someone else is responsible. Stony suspects Plummer and fakes leaving the Mesquiteers to join Plummer's gang hoping to find out who it is. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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3 Good Reasons WHY BAD MEN RUN FOR COVER (original print ad)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboys uit Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Hollywood Television Service print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Heroes of the Saddle (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Music by James Kerrigen
Played in the saloon
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The Newlands Act
19 June 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Republic's 3 Mesquiteers are our Cowboys From Texas in this western where the cattlemen and the homesteaders are feuding once again. Interestingly enough though a real piece of American history is used as the plot basis.

In 1902 Congress passed and President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Newlands Reclamation Act authored by Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada where thousands of acres are set aside for the building of dams and various irrigation projects. Naturally this is going to benefit everybody sooner or later. The Homesteaders start filing on claims knowing that irrigation will be coming there way. The ranchers however once again like the open range as is and the plot of a Gazillion westerns comes into play.

But there are villains in this piece that is setting both cattlemen and homesteaders feuding because they want to grab all the land before irrigation comes in. It's up to Mesquiteers Robert Livingston, Duncan Renaldo and Raymond Hatton to set things right.

I will say though that there's no way I bought Bob Livingston turning against his companions and becoming outlaw to get the goods on the real crooks. I doubt the crooks would have been that dumb to believe it, but they were.

Leading lady in this film is Carole Landis who would soon be a big star at 20th Century Fox. She's the daughter of head homesteader Charles Middleton. What a tragic tale her life was.

3 Mesquiteer fans will like this, but it's far from the best of the series.


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