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Robin Hood of Texas (1947)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 15 July 1947 (USA)
A gang of bank robbers arrive at Gene's ranch. Gene winds up chasing them around the west.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

John K. Butler (screenplay), Earle Snell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Champion Jr. Champion Jr. ... Champ - Gene's horse
Lynne Roberts ... Virginia Scoggins
Sterling Holloway ... Droopy Haynes
Adele Mara ... Julie Reeves
James Cardwell ... Duke Mantel
John Kellogg ... Nick Castillo
Ray Walker ... Police Detective Lt. Lacey
Archie Twitchell ... Jim Prescott (as Michael Branden)
Paul Bryar ... Ace Foley
James Flavin ... Police Captain Danforth
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. O'Brien
Stanley Andrews ... Mr. Hamby - Saddle Shop Owner
Al Bridge ... Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
The Cass County Boys The Cass County Boys ... Musicians
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Storyline

When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robin Hood no Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The budget (expected cost of production) was exactly $175,061 and the actual cost was $174,716. See more »

Goofs

When the detective thinks he catches Gene & gang with the stolen money, he holds the wad of stolen bills in his right hand with his gun. In the very next camera angle, he is holding the money in his left hand along with the list of stolen bill serial numbers. See more »

Connections

Edited from Down Mexico Way (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Moment of a Lifetime
Written by Sergio de Karlo and Ray Charles
Sung by Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys
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Robin Hood of Texas
3 January 2009 | by frontrowkid2002See all my reviews

Robin Hood of Texas was one of five movies Gene Autry made for Republic, while waiting for the courts to decide if his contract was still valid after serving in the Army Air Corps. Autry maintained that the time limit had expired while he was in the service and Republic claimed that they still had the right to his services. Autry had returned to Republic to find that Roy Rogers was known the Western king of the box office. He wanted to produce his own films over at Columbia, but needed a release from Republic. Robin Hood of Texas was heavy on music and comedy, using the talents of the Cass County Boys, Autry's musical back-up on his radio show. Republic used the term "Robin Hood" in several of their movies to create the image of the hero who often had to flee from the law to capture the real thieves. In this particular picture, Autry and his friends are accused of assisting bank robbers make their getaway.


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