The Man from Texas (1948 film)

Last updated
The Man from Texas
Original film poster
Directed by Leigh Jason
Written by Joseph Fields
Jerome Chodorov
Based onMissouri Legend by E.B. Ginty
Starring James Craig
Lynn Bari
Music by Earl Robinson
Cinematography John W. Boyle
Color process Black and white
Bryan Foy Productions
Distributed by Eagle-Lion films
Release date
  • March 6, 1948 (1948-03-06)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Man from Texas is a 1948 American Western film starring James Craig and Lynn Bari. The film was directed by Leigh Jason, with Earl Robinson serving as the film composer. It is credited as being based on the 1938 play and novel Missouri Legend by Elizabeth Beall Ginty that was based on Jesse James.


It was produced by Bryan Foy for Eagle-Lion Films. [1]


Tobias Simms leads two lives, as a husband and father and as the outlaw called the El Paso Kid. He is in two minds whether to be an honest self supporting father or an outlaw. He compromises by using the skills of the latter to lead a life as the former.


Related Research Articles

Butch Cassidy

Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, was an American train and bank robber and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the Old West.

George Scarborough was a cowboy and lawman who lived during the time of the Wild West. He is best known for having killed outlaw John Selman, killer of John Wesley Hardin, and for his partnership with lawman Jeff Milton, with the pair bringing down several outlaws during their time together.

Pat Garrett American lawman who shot Billy the Kid

Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico. He coauthored The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid with Ash Upson, and for decades his book was deemed authoritative. Garrett's life ended when he was shot in the back. His murderer escaped justice.

Tom Tyler American actor

Tom Tyler was an American actor known for his leading roles in low-budget Western films in the silent and sound eras, and for his portrayal of superhero Captain Marvel in the 1941 serial film The Adventures of Captain Marvel. Tyler also played Kharis in 1940's The Mummy's Hand, a popular Universal Studios monster film.

James Craig (actor) American actor

James Craig was an American actor. He is best known for appearances in films like Kitty Foyle and The Devil and Daniel Webster, and his stint as a leading man at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s where he appeared in films like The Human Comedy.

Lynn Bari

Lynn Bari was a film actress who specialized in playing sultry, statuesque man-killers in roughly 150 movies for 20th Century Fox from the early 1930s through the 1940s.

Dan White (actor)

Dan White was an American actor, well known for appearing in Western films and TV shows.

John Selman

John Henry Selman was sometimes identified as an outlaw and sometimes a working lawman of the Old West. He is best known as the man who shot John Wesley Hardin in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, Texas, on August 19, 1895.

Stanley Andrews American actor

Stanley Andrews was an American actor perhaps best known as the voice of Daddy Warbucks on the radio program Little Orphan Annie and later as "The Old Ranger", the first host of the syndicated western anthology television series, Death Valley Days.

Charles Lafayette King was an American film actor who appeared in over 400 films between 1915 and 1956. King was born in Dallas, Texas, and died in Hollywood, California, from cirrhosis of liver.

Harry Woods (actor) American actor

Harry Lewis Woods was an American film actor.

The Jesse Evans Gang, also known as The Boys, was a gang of rustlers and robbers led by outlaw and gunman Jesse Evans, which lasted from 1876 until 1880. The gang was formed after Evans broke with the John Kinney Gang. After breaking away, he brought along with him Billy Morton, Frank Baker, Tom Hill, Dolly Graham, George Davis, Jim McDaniels, Buffalo Bill Spawn, Bob Martin, Manuel "Indian" Segovia and Nicholas Provencio.

Lynn Merrick

Lynn Merrick was an American actress who appeared in over 40 films during the 1940s, mainly for Columbia and Republic Studios.

Sunset Carson

Sunset Carson was an American B-western star of the 1940s.

Abraham G. Graham, known by the alias "Shotgun" John Collins, was a little-known though well-associated gunfighter and outlaw of the American Old West.

Tod Andrews American actor

Tod Andrews was an American stage, screen, and television actor.

El Paso is a 1949 American Western film directed by Lewis R. Foster and starring John Payne, Gail Russell and Sterling Hayden.

Fred Kohler Jr.

Fred Kohler Jr. was an American actor who performed in a number of Westerns such as The Pecos Kid and Toll of the Desert. He played nearly 130 film and television roles between 1929 and 1978.

<i>The Dude Goes West</i> 1948 film by Kurt Neumann

The Dude Goes West is a 1948 film starring Eddie Albert and Gale Storm from King Brothers Productions. It was directed by Kurt Neumann and released by Monogram Pictures. The movie was originally known as Tombstone.

Charles Leland Sonnichsen was a Benedict Professor of English at the University of Texas, El Paso. In addition to being a noted Southwestern historian and folklorist, he was a prolific author and screenwriter. Among his many books are The Mescalero Apaches, Alias Billy the Kid and Tucson: The Life and Times of an American City. Sonichsen was the 23rd president of the Western Historical Association.


  1. "Hollywood studios purchase $10,000,000 in war surplus". The Christian Science Monitor. May 11, 1948. ProQuest   516192456.