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4 for Texas (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 25 December 1963 (USA)
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Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino.

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Robert Aldrich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Zack Thomas
Dean Martin ... Joe Jarrett
Anita Ekberg ... Elya Carlson
Ursula Andress ... Maxine Richter
Charles Bronson ... Matson
Victor Buono ... Harvey Burden
Edric Connor Edric Connor ... Prince George
Nick Dennis ... Angel
Richard Jaeckel ... Pete Mancini
Mike Mazurki ... Chad
Wesley Addy ... Winthrop Trowbridge
Marjorie Bennett ... Miss Emmaline
Virginia Christine ... Brunhilde
Ellen Corby ... Widow
Jack Elam ... Dobie
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Sharpshooters Zack Thomas and Joe Jarrett are in a Texan stage-coach and manage to fight off Matson's robber gang, so afterward they can fight over the $100,000 cash carried by a railroad official. Both make it to Galveston, where each, including vexed Matson, meets up with respective accomplices in various dirty schemes. The money keeps changing hands and the scene shifts to a river boat, which should multiply the winnings as a casino, but the crooks and bullets follow. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two for Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,520,000 (estimated)
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Stereo | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Buono appeared with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) and again with Martin in The Silencers (1966). See more »

Goofs

Before he picks up Joe's "wanted" poster, Burden changes the cane to his left hand, and the cane repeatedly switches hands in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Jarrett: Take a good look at him. He's the bad guy. And Joe Jarrett - that's me, and Zack Thomas, we're the good guys.
Matson: Let's go.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 2002 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »


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When The Saints Go Marching In
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The Far West has never been far out!
16 August 2007 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Bronson—in this supposed comedy-western—as outlaw leader Matson who works for crooked banker Victor Buono, helps start the film off on a high note of action… He and his henchmen attack a stagecoach whose passengers include Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra…

After repulsing the bandits, Zack (Sinatra) discloses a bag containing $100,000, and Joe (Martin) unexpectedly relieves him of the money at gunpoint…

In Galveston, Joe deposits the money in a bank run by Harvey Burden (Buono), a thief who has supported Zack's efforts to become the town's gambling king…

When Zack arrives in town, Matson tries to kill him, but Joe interferes, saving Zack's life…Then Zack learns that Joe intends to compete with him by converting an abandoned riverboat into a gambling saloon… Outraged, he raises a gang, intending to take over the boat on opening night… But Burden has plans of his own…

Much of the plot, such as it is, is taken up with the comic rivalry between Martin and Sinatra, involving with womanizing and gambling… The three Stooges doing one of their ancient routines provide a gay moment… Anita Ekberg and Ursula Andress are an absolute pleasure to look at… And if you want to know the answer of Joe to Ursula's commentary: "You didn't notice what I'm wearing," don't miss this nice, civilized picture


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