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Texas (1941)

Passed | | Western | 9 October 1941 (USA)
Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Horace McCoy (screenplay), Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Holden ... Dan Thomas
Glenn Ford ... Tod Ramsey
Claire Trevor ... 'Mike' King
George Bancroft ... Windy Miller
Edgar Buchanan ... Buford 'Doc' Thorpe
Don Beddoe ... Sheriff
Andrew Tombes ... Tennessee
Addison Richards ... Matt Lashan
Edmund MacDonald ... Comstock
Joseph Crehan ... Rancher Dusty King
Willard Robertson ... Rancher Wilson
Pat Moriarity Pat Moriarity ... Rancher Matthews (as Patrick Moriarty)
Edmund Cobb ... Rancher Blaire
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Storyline

Two Virginians are heading for a new life in Texas when they witness a stagecoach being held up. They decide to rob the robbers and make off with the loot. To escape a posse, they split up and don't see each other again for a long time. When they do meet up again, they find themselves on different sides of the law. This leads to the increasing estrangement of the two men, who once thought of themselves as brothers. Written by Alfred Jingle

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All the thrills of the roaring West! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vigilantes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As was often the case during his career, Holden shaved his chest before appearing, shirtless, in this movie's prizefighting sequence. However, because of production delays, by the time his bare chested scenes were actually filmed, quite an amount of grow back was already visible. See more »

Goofs

The story set in 1866, post-Civil War Texas has everyone armed with Colt Model 1873 pistols with bullet loops full of cartridges on their gun-belts, even the movie poster has William Holden's character Dan holding a short barrel 'gunfighter's' version of the .45 caliber pistol. This is seven years before the pistol was introduced by Colt. The most common sidearm of the day would have been the Colt 1869 Army which was a cap and ball weapon that had to be hand loaded chamber by chamber with powder, wadding and a ball projectile. See more »

Connections

Referenced in This Is Your Life: Glenn Ford (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffalo Gal (Won't You Come Out Tonight)
(uncredited)
Written by William Cool White
Sung by Edgar Buchanan
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Glenn Ford and William Holden, both young and superb.
29 November 2003 | by eaglejet98See all my reviews

In the midst of all the wide screen, technicolor 1950s westerns, I saw this small screen B&W feature when I was ten, in 1957. Something about it just took hold.

The simple but fast paced story is fun and entertaining. Glenn Ford and William Holden are in top form even at the start of their great careers. Claire Trevor is attractive and spunky. Edgar Buchanan is the consummate character actor in his usual role as a shady...fill in the blank...dentist. His constant reference to "a bad bicuspid" is typical of his almost absent minded approach to his part. His voice and facial expressions could make putting on his shoes look shady.

Texas is great all around fun and has an ending with a moral. I give it 4 Stars.


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