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Texans Never Cry (1951)

Passed | | Western | 15 March 1951 (USA)
Texas Ranger Sergeant Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and his pal, Pecos Bates (Pat Buttram), save from eviction the family of Nancy Carter (Gail Davis), whose father (Harry Tyler) has purchased ... See full summary »


Frank McDonald


Norman S. Hall

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Ranger Gene Autry
Champion ... Gene's Horse
Mary Castle ... Rita Bagley
Russell Hayden ... Steve Diamond (as Russ Hayden)
Gail Davis ... Nancy Carter
Tom Keene ... Tracy Wyatt (as Richard Powers)
Don C. Harvey ... Henchman Blackie Knight (as Don Harvey)
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Frank Bagley
Pat Buttram ... Ranger Pecos Bates


Texas Ranger Sergeant Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and his pal, Pecos Bates (Pat Buttram), save from eviction the family of Nancy Carter (Gail Davis), whose father (Harry Tyler) has purchased fake Mexican lottery tickets. Gene suspects that Tracy Wyatt (Tom Keene as Richard Powers) heads the lottery counterfeit gang, but has no proof. The paper for the tickets is furnished by newspaper publisher Frank Bagley (Roy Gordon) who uses his daughter Rita (Mary Castle) as the courier. Fearing that Gene is getting too close in uncovering their racket, the gang sends for a hired gunman, Steve Diamond (Russell Hayden as Russ Hayden) to murder Gene. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

15 March 1951 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Gene Autry Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Pecos Bates gets hit on the head by an egg in the barn, a close up view of the chicken shows that it was actually a rooster. See more »


Mrs. Carter: Which one of you is a good hand at bees? You know, I got some startin' to swarm and I gotta get them in the hive.
Gene Autry: There's your man.
[Points to Pecos Bates]
Gene Autry: That's all he did before he joined the Rangers.
Pecos Bates: Bees? I don't even know my A's!
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Ride, Ranger, Ride
Written by Tim Spencer (for Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936))
Sung by Gene Autry
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No Cars in Sight
19 November 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Pretty good Autry entry. Action highlights are a wagon chase through scenic Alabama Hills featuring a lot of hard riding, along with two real knock-down-drag-out brawls. The plot's none too persuasive, something about forged Mexican lottery tickets being used to scam people. Gene and Pat are Texas Rangers on forgers' trail. Actually, there's some good suspense as we wonder whether hired killer Russell Hayden will shoot Autry after the two have become accidentally friendly. Front row kids will recognize a more mature Hayden from his earlier days as Hopalong's sidekick 'Lucky'. Here he's older and heavier, but does well in the ambivalent role. And watch for Gene's real life sweetie Gail Davis as rancher's daughter, along with Rita Hayworth look-alike Mary Castle as the suggestively named 'Rita'-- could that be an accident. Two good Autry tunes that importantly don't interrupt the action. All in all, the 67- minutes amounts to a typically entertaining Autry production.

A '7' on the matinée scale.

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