In Argentina, one daughter of patriarch Madariaga is married to a Frenchman while the other is married to a German thus leading to a crisis when Nazi Germany occupies France and some Madariaga family members fight on opposite sides.
In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.
Two Virginians are heading for a new life in Texas when they witness a stagecoach being held up. They decide to rob the robbers and make off with the loot. To escape a posse, they split up and don't see each other again for a long time. When they do meet up again, they find themselves on different sides of the law. This leads to the increasing estrangement of the two men, who once thought of themselves as brothers.Written by
The Texas town scenes appear to have been filmed at Melody Ranch in Southern California. Columbia, being a poor studio at the time, would have filmed close to Hollywood, so it makes sense. See more »
The story set in 1866, post-Civil War Texas has everyone armed with Colt Model 1873 pistols with bullet loops full of cartridges on their gun-belts, even the movie poster has William Holden's character Dan holding a short barrel 'gunfighter's' version of the .45 caliber pistol. This is seven years before the pistol was introduced by Colt. The most common sidearm of the day would have been the Colt 1869 Army which was a cap and ball weapon that had to be hand loaded chamber by chamber with powder, wadding and a ball projectile. See more »
George Marshall knew how to blend humor with drama, Destry Rides Again is a proof of that. In Texas which was made two years later he did it again. In this entertaining western which did not age you can see a fantastic comic fight between Holden and Dutch Henry that will make anyone laugh. There is a great performance of Edgar Buchanan as Doc Thorpe, a dentist who is comic and seems harmless, and comes out incredibly well in a musical number "Buffalo Girls". It is a pleasure to see a young Claire Trevor an actress which I was more familiar when she was older. Also a young Glenn Ford already showing the qualities that would make him a great star. But the main character is really Holden with a magnificent performance as a man who has trouble in making the right moral choices. A must for those who enjoy westerns.
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