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Texas Across the River (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 28 November 1966 (Sweden)
In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.

Director:

Michael Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Sam Hollis
Alain Delon ... Don Andrea Baldasar
Rosemary Forsyth ... Phoebe Ann Naylor
Joey Bishop ... Kronk
Tina Aumont ... Lonetta (as Tina Marquand)
Peter Graves ... Capt. Rodney Stimpson
Michael Ansara ... Iron Jacket
Linden Chiles ... Yellow Knife
Andrew Prine ... Lt. Sibley
Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson ... Yancy Cottle
Roy Barcroft ... Morton
George Wallace ... Willet
Don Beddoe ... Mr. Naylor
Kelly Thordsen ... Jed
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Emma
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Storyline

The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis and his Indian sidekick, Kronk, who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta, tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe's affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry (who have come to Moccasin Flats to celebrate Texas' statehood) and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl. Written by Robin Richmond

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A Swinging Fun-Romp that Fractures the Frontier !

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 November 1966 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During the Indian attack, the chief's son falls off of his horse (several times) they show him on the ground with no shirt and when the other Indians pick him up he's wearing a buckskin shirt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Capt. Rodney Stimpson: Take it easy, Yancy. You got a wedding to go to.
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Connections

Referenced in Wendy's Palace (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Texas Across The River
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by The Kingston Trio
[Played over the opening title and credits]
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you have to remember the times
13 October 2006 | by shipes_jSee all my reviews

the mid sixties...back before we were so culturally/politically correct...this movie wasn't ever meant to be correct anyway...it was a spoof of course and anyone who comments on it negatively without considering that needs some help.....Texas across the river is a signature film for dean....westerns that he loved so much...also a comedy which he was famous for...(many confirm that off camera he was far funnier than jerry lewis back in his earlier days)

Texas across the river is a perfect example of a spoof done in the sixties...and if you consider it as such you will find it to be excellent!....some have commented about joey bishop (jew) playing an Indian...well (hello) that is exactly why it works...it was meant to be tongue in cheek!...one should have little wonder as soon as the organ spits out a 60's rhythm and melody every time the indians are seen...or the surf sounding guitar also used in the soundtrack....I love this movie for what its worth....escapism....during a time (1966) of tragedy....the Vietnam war.


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