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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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Storyline

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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They're Busting Up The West Like It's Never Been Busted Up Before! See more »

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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)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Maxine Richter was originally intended for Gina Lollobrigida. See more »

Goofs

After he gets shot and falls from the mezzanine, Matson is turned to his right side. In the next shot, he is on his back. 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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Edited into La classe américaine (1993) See more »

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Jesus Loves Me
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Robert Aldrich joins the Rat Pack...
29 June 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Frank Sinatra plays Texas big-shot who teams up with saloon-owner Dean Martin to thwart an evil banker; Anita Ekberg and Ursula Andress play--what else?--the bosomy love-interests. Comedic western directed and co-written by the uneven Robert Aldrich, who doesn't seem to notice that Sinatra and the gang are running precariously low on steam. Sammy Davis, Jr. and Peter Lawford aren't around this time, but the supporting cast does include Charles Bronson, Richard Jaekel, Mike Mazurki and Victor Buono, as well as a cameo by The Three Stooges (!). Star-vehicle is curiously talky and slow on adventure, not to mention laughs. *1/2 from ****


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