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Lone Star (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, History | 8 February 1952 (USA)
Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Borden Chase (screenplay), Howard Estabrook (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clark Gable ... Devereaux Burke
Ava Gardner ... Martha Ronda
Broderick Crawford ... Thomas Craden
Lionel Barrymore ... Andrew Jackson
Beulah Bondi ... Minniver Bryan
Ed Begley ... Anthony Demmet
James Burke ... Luther Kilgore
William Farnum ... Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore ... Capt. Elliott
Moroni Olsen ... Sam Houston
Russell Simpson ... Maynard Cole
William Conrad ... Mizette
Lucius Cook Lucius Cook ... Seth Moulton
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman ... Gurau
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Storyline

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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"A woman like you isn't going to kiss more than one man like this!" See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estrela do Destino See more »

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Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (at age 13) of George Hamilton. See more »

Goofs

The map showing what the new Republic of Texas will look like shows West Virginia and Virginia separated. This did not happen until the beginning of the Civil War when a number of western counties ceded from Virginia to create West Virginia. This separation and the actual counties that ceded not have been predicted before it happened. See more »

Quotes

Devereaux Burke: Put it this way - I've always had a wandering foot. This is the first time I've ever wanted a woman.
Minniver Bryan: [Taking him literally] What?
Devereaux Burke: Hear me out. This is the first time I've ever wanted a woman to be my wife.
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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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conflicting feelings in Texas
18 June 2003 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

After reading some not so great reviews about this film and having seen once a colorized and dubbed version on Brazilian TV, which I found very confusing, I had a good surprise when I saw the original version on VHS. This is an unusual western which describes very well the conflicting feelings in Texas before it became a state. The leaders that want Texas as an independent country are hanging on to the words of Sam Houston, which is far away making peace between the Apaches. Clark Gable goes there to hear from Houston his real opinion. Ava Gardner is against joining the Union, and so is Broderick Crawford. Crawford is fanatic about his beliefs. In spite of showing a political story, there is plenty of action, making the film quite enjoyable. Ava is at her best, she even sings. Also the black and white photography is quite good.


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