The Lone Hand Texan (1947)

54 mins | Western | 6 March 1947

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Ed Earl Repp

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

George F. Kelley

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

Charles Clague

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title for this film was Blue Prairie . For additional information on "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid ... More Less

The working title for this film was Blue Prairie . For additional information on "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
8 Mar 1947.
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Daily Variety
11-Apr-47
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Film Daily
6 Mar 47
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Apr 47
p. 3.
Independent Film Journal
12 Oct 46
p. 40.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
15 Mar 1947.
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Variety
5 Mar 47
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Smart-Aleck Crow" and "Never Say 'Love You' on a Postcard," music and lyrics by Smiley Burnette
"Birthday Song," music and lyrics by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
"We Had a Big Time," composers undetermined.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
Blue Prairie
Release Date:
6 March 1947
Production Date:
27 September--5 October 1946
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 March 1947
Copyright Number:
LP914
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
54
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
12115
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Texas, during the days of oil booms and lawlessness, a band of outlaws led by Scanlon is using a campaign of terror to scare off oil-well drillers on Sam Jason's property and monopolize the drilling in the area. During one raid, The Durango Kid, the masked enemy of all outlaws, comes to aid of the drillers and chases away the outlaws. The attacks on Sam's oil wells become so frequent that his workers eventually quit their jobs. Unknown to Sam, The Durango Kid, when not in disguise, is his cowboy pal Steve Driscoll. With his drillers refusing to work, Sam asks the wealthy widow Clarabelle Adams for financial help. Although Clarabelle tells him that she has no money to give him, the real reason she refuses to help Sam is because she is in league with Scanlon, her ranch foreman. Later, at Hattie Hatfield's general store, Smiley Burnette, the store's clerk and letter carrier, angers the jealous Hattie when he flirts with Clarabelle and gives away a bag of groceries. Clarabelle invites Smiley to visit her ranch, but Smiley's clumsiness turns the sophisticated afternoon tea into a small disaster. When a letter arrives at the post office for Clarabelle from the Sky High Oil Co., Steve begins to suspect that she is working with the oil company to put Sam out of business and acquire his oil-rich land. Steve sends Smiley to Clarabelle's ranch to investigate, but Smiley is so infatuated with the widow that he refuses to believe that she is involved in the conspiracy. When Clarabelle learns that tough wildcatter Boomer Kildea has gone to work for Sam, she orders Scanlon and his ... +


In Texas, during the days of oil booms and lawlessness, a band of outlaws led by Scanlon is using a campaign of terror to scare off oil-well drillers on Sam Jason's property and monopolize the drilling in the area. During one raid, The Durango Kid, the masked enemy of all outlaws, comes to aid of the drillers and chases away the outlaws. The attacks on Sam's oil wells become so frequent that his workers eventually quit their jobs. Unknown to Sam, The Durango Kid, when not in disguise, is his cowboy pal Steve Driscoll. With his drillers refusing to work, Sam asks the wealthy widow Clarabelle Adams for financial help. Although Clarabelle tells him that she has no money to give him, the real reason she refuses to help Sam is because she is in league with Scanlon, her ranch foreman. Later, at Hattie Hatfield's general store, Smiley Burnette, the store's clerk and letter carrier, angers the jealous Hattie when he flirts with Clarabelle and gives away a bag of groceries. Clarabelle invites Smiley to visit her ranch, but Smiley's clumsiness turns the sophisticated afternoon tea into a small disaster. When a letter arrives at the post office for Clarabelle from the Sky High Oil Co., Steve begins to suspect that she is working with the oil company to put Sam out of business and acquire his oil-rich land. Steve sends Smiley to Clarabelle's ranch to investigate, but Smiley is so infatuated with the widow that he refuses to believe that she is involved in the conspiracy. When Clarabelle learns that tough wildcatter Boomer Kildea has gone to work for Sam, she orders Scanlon and his henchmen to kill him. Scanlon's men surround Boomer in town and attack him until Steve, in his Durango Kid disguise, stops them with a lasso. When Sam turns to Steve for help, Steve holds a town meeting to raise money to save Sam's oil wells. The townspeople contribute their savings to help him, but as Sam and Steve leave the meeting hall to take the money to the bank, Scanlon, impersonating The Durango Kid, robs them. After putting on his disguise, Steve chases after the Durango Kid impostor and engages him in a gun battle at Clarabelle's ranch. Smiley and his pals Mustard and Gravy arrive at Clarabelle's ranch in time to help Steve defeat Scanlon and his henchmen. Scanlon is unmasked and Clarabelle's scheme is exposed, and soon after, Sam's drillers strike oil. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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