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The Kid from Texas (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 14 April 1939 (USA)
A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.


S. Sylvan Simon


Florence Ryerson (screen play), Albert Mannheimer (screen play) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ... William Quincy
Florence Rice ... Margo Thomas
John Hubbard ... Bertie Thomas (as Anthony Allan)
Jessie Ralph ... Aunt Minetta
Buddy Ebsen ... 'Snifty'
Virginia Dale ... 'Okay' Kinney
Robert Wilcox ... 'Duke' Hastings
Jack Carson ... Stanley Brown
Helen Lynd ... Mabel
J.M. Kerrigan ... Farr
Tully Marshall ... Adam Lambert


A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Long Island society gasped...but this Texas buckaroo landed in romance!


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Release Date:

14 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro Errante See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dennis O'Keefe was trained to play polo for this film by Australian sports legend Snowy Baker, who has a small uncredited role as an umpire at a polo match. See more »


Aunt Minetta: Hello, Eva! Is that a hat or a mouse-trap?
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Right in the Middle of Texas
Music by Ormond Ruthven
Lyrics by Milton Merlin and Albert Mannheimer
Played on guitar and sung by Dennis O'Keefe (uncredited)
Reprised on guitar and sung by Buddy Ebsen (uncredited)
Sung a cappella by Dennis O'Keefe (uncredited)
Sung a cappella by Florence Rice (uncredited)
Played by the show band and danced by Buddy Ebsen (uncredited)
Played as background music often
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Typical B movie for the second feature---
14 March 2004 | by IshallwearpurpleSee all my reviews

---of a double or triple bill during the studio era. Pleasant enough to watch with your popcorn. Older viewers like me remember it well.

Dennis O'Keefe is a loud mouthed braggart who has trained a paint cow-pony to play polo Texas style. The horse only obeys him and when some easterners come to the ranch to buy ponies for their polo teem, it is a deal to have the rider and the pony as a team, if O'Keefe can make his own way back east.

Our hero gets into much trouble with the sister of the buyer and continually has disasters, like dunking her in the lake etc. Not extremely funny, but not horrible, except for the attitudes toward women. But that was then, this is now; and this was one of O'Keefe's early roles playing a bumbling fellow, which in later films he perfected. Jack Carson and Buddy Ebson provide some humorous moments. 6/10

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