Men of Texas

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Men of Texas
Directed by Ray Enright
Written by
Produced by George Waggner
Starring
Cinematography Milton Krasner
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Music by Edward Ward
Production
company
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • July 3, 1942 (1942-07-03)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Men of Texas is a 1942 American Western film directed by Ray Enright and starring Robert Stack and Broderick Crawford.

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Plot summary

Chicago newspaper employees Sam Sawyer (Leo Carrillo) and Barry Conovan (Robert Stack) have been assigned to track down Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas, unaware he died years before. Renegade guerrilla leader Henry Clay Jackson (Broderick Crawford) does not want Texas re-admitted as one of the United States, but is intent on restoring it as a republic. As he and his gang raid and loot Texas, Jackson believes himself to be following in the footsteps of Houston. When Jackson is about to be hanged for his crimes, Houston's ghost rises from his grave to tell Jackson he was wrong. [1]

Cast

Production

The film was originally called Deep in the Heart of Texas and filming started May 1942. [2]

Reception

The New York Times said it "provides ample entertainment." [3]

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References

  1. "Men of Texas". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. AFI. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  2. Mary Martin May Join Gaxton and Oakie in 'The Gang's All Here' New York Times 1 May 1942: 23.
  3. 'Men of Texas,' a Patriotic Western, at the Rialto -- 'Sweatier Girl' Arrives at the Central By BOSLEY CROWTHER. New York Times (13 July 1942: 18.