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Texas (1941)

Passed | | Western | 9 October 1941 (USA)
Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Horace McCoy (screenplay), Lewis Meltzer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Holden ... Dan Thomas
Glenn Ford ... Tod Ramsey
Claire Trevor ... 'Mike' King
George Bancroft ... Windy Miller
Edgar Buchanan ... Buford 'Doc' Thorpe
Don Beddoe ... Sheriff
Andrew Tombes ... Tennessee
Addison Richards ... Matt Lashan
Edmund MacDonald ... Comstock
Joseph Crehan ... Dusty King - Rancher
Willard Robertson ... Wilson - Rancher
Pat Moriarity Pat Moriarity ... Matthews - Rancher (as Patrick Moriarty)
Edmund Cobb ... Blaire - Rancher
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Storyline

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 Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

All the thrills of the roaring West! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vigilantes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Buford 'Doc' Thorpe: What's going on here?
Dan Thomas: Outta the way, Mister.
Sheriff: Don't argue with him Doc, that's my back he's got that gun into!
Dan Thomas: Get out!
Buford 'Doc' Thorpe: He don't look dangerous, what'd he do?
Sheriff: Held up the southbound stage.
Dan Thomas: Move outta that door.
Buford 'Doc' Thorpe: Wait a minute. You got the wrong man Sheriff, if you got him.
Sheriff: Well, we caught his partner with the money on him.
Buford 'Doc' Thorpe: You did?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in This Is Your Life: Glenn Ford (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffalo Gal (Won't You Come Out Tonight)
(uncredited)
Written by William Cool White
Sung by Edgar Buchanan
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A must for those who enjoy westerns.
12 May 2006 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

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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