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Three Texas Steers (1939)

Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Betty Burbridge (original screenplay), Stanley Roberts (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith / Willie the Gorilla (as Naba)
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Carole Landis ... Nancy Evans
Ralph Graves ... George Ward
Roscoe Ates ... Sheriff Brown (as Rosco Ates)
Collette Lyons ... Lillian
Billy Curtis ... Hercules
Ted Adams ... Steve
Stanley Blystone ... Rankin
David Sharpe ... Tony
Ethan Laidlaw ... Morgan
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Postman
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Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the circus to force Nancy to sell the ranch; instead, she goes there to live. Will her neighbors, the Three Mesquiteers, be a match for the secret swindlers? And what's so valuable about that run-down ranch anyway? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A THREE-MAN TEAM SCENTS DOUBLE TROUBLE (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In this picture, the 3-M Ranch is located in Mesquite County, Texas, however in the prior movie of the Three Mesquiteers series, "The Night Riders", the 3-M Ranch was in the vicinity of Los Vientos in an unnamed state. See more »

Quotes

Stony Brooke: What happened to you? Did you fall into a watering trough?
Lullaby Joslin: No, I just fell into a Saturday night!
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Follows Range Defenders (1937) See more »

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One of the better Mesquiteers films
26 August 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Another Three Mesquiteers western from Republic starring John Wayne, Max Terhune, and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan. This one has the trio helping out beautiful circus owner Carole Landis who's being robbed by villain Ralph Graves. An enjoyable B western that's probably my favorite of the Three Mesquiteer films I've seen. Lovely Carole Landis is partly responsible for that. Also the circus characters are fun, particularly Billy Curtis and Collette Lyons. They provide more humor than usual for this series. Corrigan has a second role in this one playing a gorilla. He was very familiar with that role, having been in quite a few ape suits in films before his western career. He would return to ape suits after the western well dried up. For his part John Wayne is solid as usual but there are no hints at his future superstardom here. Stagecoach had already been released so Duke was no doubt just biding his time until his contract was up and he could be done with these throwaway low-budget westerns. Comedy and a nice supporting cast make this a better than average B western of the period.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1939 (USA) See more »

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Three Texas Steers See more »

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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