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Texas Lady (1955)

Approved | | Western | 23 November 1955 (USA)
A strong-headed woman from the East inherits a newspaper in a small Texas town where the local cattle barons, who control the region, want her out of their hair.

Director:

Tim Whelan

Writer:

Horace McCoy (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Prudence Webb
Barry Sullivan ... Chris Mooney
Ray Collins ... Mica Ralston
James Bell ... Cass Gower
Horace McMahon ... Stringer Winfield
Gregory Walcott ... Deputy Jess Foley
John Litel ... Meade Moore
Douglas Fowley ... Clay Ballard
Don Haggerty ... Sheriff Herndon
Walter Sande ... Whit Sturdy
Alexander Campbell ... Judge Herzog
Florenz Ames ... Wilson
Kathleen Mulqueen Kathleen Mulqueen ... Nanny Winfield
Robert Lynn Robert Lynn ... Rev. Callender
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Storyline

Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

WOMANLY WILES WERE HER WEAPONS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Des Teufels rechte Hand See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nat Holt Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Final film directed by Tim Whelan. See more »

Crazy Credits

Barry Sullivan's name appears twice in the opening credits: Once with Claudette Colbert's (misspelled) name before the film's title; and then after the title with Ray Collins', James Bell's and Gregory Walcott's names in the featured players list. See more »

Soundtracks

Texas Lady
By Paul Sawtell and Johnny Mann (as Jhon Mann)
Sung and Played by Les Paul and Mary Ford
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What a hoot!
6 May 2002 | by rik_txSee all my reviews

My how the mighty have fallen. Roles must have gotten mighty hard to come by for an actress of Miss Colbert's caliber. This movie is very typical of 1950's oaters. The one unusal aspect is that Prudence (Miss Colbert) is initially a strong, independent woman, kind of unusual for a western. But in the end Gene Barry Sullivan Fitzgerald becomes her "protector". This is a very cornball movie and Gregory Walcott who plays Jess Foley has got to be one of the most wooden actors ever to grace the silver screen. One can almost see the pain on Miss Colbert's face as she delivers some of the corniest lines in movie history. It is such a can of corn it is worth watching for the unintentional humor it delivers.


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