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Down Texas Way (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 22 May 1942 (USA)
The sixth film of Monogram's eight-film series, "The Rough Riders", has U. S. Marshals Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) and Tim McCall (Tim McCoy) coming to a Texas town to visit their friend, U. ... See full summary »


Howard Bretherton (as Howard P. Bretherton)


Adele Buffington (original screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)

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Complete credited cast:
Buck Jones ... U.S. Marshal Buck Roberts
Tim McCoy ... U.S. Marshal Tim McCall
Raymond Hatton ... U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins
Luana Walters ... Mary Hopkins
Dave O'Brien ... Dave Dodge
Lois Austin Lois Austin ... Stella - Posing as Ann Dodge
Glenn Strange ... Sheriff Trump
Harry Woods ... Bert Logan
Tom London ... Pete
John Merton ... Steve
Silver Silver ... Silver - Buck's Horse


The sixth film of Monogram's eight-film series, "The Rough Riders", has U. S. Marshals Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) and Tim McCall (Tim McCoy) coming to a Texas town to visit their friend, U. S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), only to learn that he has disappeared, and is suspected of the murder of John Dodge (Jack Daley), owner of practically the whole town, except the hotel Sandy owns and runs when he isn't on an assignment as a Marshal. The murder has been committed by the henchmen of Bart Logan (Harry Woods), who intends to take over the dead man's property and whose men are holding Sandy prisoner to make it appear that he fled after arguing with and killing Dodge. Just before the murder, Logan sent a letter to Dodge with the news that the latter's long-missing wife is returning, and in a short while, Stella (Lois Austin), a Logan accomplice, arrives posing as the missing Ann Dodge, thus establishing her right to the Dodge property. Sandy, allowed to escape, returns ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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22 May 1942 (USA) See more »

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La ley del norte See more »

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Great Western Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts occurred in New York City Thursday 3 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Wednesday 16 February 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in Philadelphia Wednesday 2 November 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »


U. S. Marshal Buck Roberts: You know, Logan, this Mrs. Dodge doesn't look any more like your Mrs. Dodge than I look like Abraham Lincoln.
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Followed by Dawn on the Great Divide (1942) See more »


The Rough Rider's Song
Written by Edward J. Kay
Sung over opening and closing credits by a male chorus
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More suited to a Ruritanian costume drama
29 January 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton saddle up for yet another adventure in Monogram's Rough Rider series in Down Texas Way. The guys are getting together for Hatton's birthday, but no mention of how old he is. But Hatton's screen credits go back to the earliest days of motion pictures.

The plot is more like one in one of those Ruritanian costume dramas. Hatton's friend Jack Daley who owns most of the town that Hatton lives in is shot down like a dirty dog. He was expecting his long estranged wife to visit. But chief villain Harry Woods has a plan to send a ringer in posing as the late man's widow and inherit all. Worse than that Lois Austin the ringer is going to pretend to be the mother of Daley's son, Dave O'Brien. Boy that's the lowest kind of cur going in any western I've watched.

This one kind of creaks. Only when Austin and Hatton are on the scene does Down Texas Way have any real life. For completists only.

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