The Man from Texas

The Man from Texas

Tex Ritter
Director: Albert Herman Cast: Tex Ritter
Tex Ritter
, Hal Price
Hal Price
, Charles B. Wood
Charles B. Wood
Albert Herman


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After having terrorized singing cowboy Tex Ritter in 19 consecutive Westerns, veteran Bad Guy Charles King found himself relegated to that of a minor henchman in The Man from Texas. The chief villain this time was the now forgotten Vic Demourelle, Jr., who played Jeff Hall, a nasty rancher plotting to take over his neighbor's spread. Said neighbor, Speed Dennison (Kenne Duncan), hires Ritter to help protect the property from Hall's hired gunslingers. One of them, the Shooting Kid (Charles B. Wood), is a friend of Ritter's and is being blackmailed by Hall. Unless he can get his cattle to the railroad station in time, Speed will forfeit his ranch, but Hall refuses him passage through his land. Aided by Sheriff Happy Martin (Hal Price), Tex and Speed nevertheless manage to get the cattle through Hall's illegal barbed wire fencing but in the ensuing shootout, the Kid is mortally wounded after taking a bullet meant for Tex. After the villainous Hall has been apprehended, Ritter reveals himself to be an agent for the railroad and that Hall was trying to steal the Dennison spread hoping to sell it to the company for a profit. Filmed on the Monogram ranch in Newhall, California, The Man from texas was even cheaper than Ritter's previous efforts and the former radio crooner only got to sing two songs: "Prairie Lights" and "Men Who Wear the Stars," both composed by Frank Harford. On a more positive note, this was the first Ritter Western sans the so-called comedy relief by Snub Pollard and/or Horace Murphy

Product Details

Release Date: 11/29/2005
UPC: 0089218491497
Original Release: 1939
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 0:56:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tex Ritter Tex Allen
Hal Price Marshal "Happy" Jack Martin
Charles B. Wood Shooting Kid
Vic Demourelle Jeff Hall
Roy Barcroft Drifter
Frank Wayne Longhorn
Kenne Duncan Speed Dennison
Ruth Rogers Laddie Dennison
Tom London Slim
Chick Hannon Actor
Charles King Actor
Nelson McDowell Actor
Sherry Tansey Actor
White Flash the Horse Actor
James Sheridan Actor
Chuck Baldra Deputy
Walter Wilson Posse member
Jim Thorpe Posse member
Bud Pope Posse member

Technical Credits
Albert Herman Director
Fred Bain Editor
Edward F. Finney Producer
Glen Glenn Sound/Sound Designer
William L. Nolte Production Manager
Marcel Le Picard Cinematographer
Frank Sanucci Score Composer
Robert Emmett Tansey Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man From Texas
2. Chapter 2 [9:31]
3. Chapter 3 [8:07]
4. Chapter 4 [10:28]
5. Chapter 5 [11:03]
6. Chapter 6 [11:05]
7. Chapter 7 [7:41]

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