The Texan (1930)

79 mins | Western | 10 May 1930

Director:

John Cromwell

Cinematographer:

Victor Milner

Editor:

Verna Willis

Production Company:

Paramount Publix Corp.
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HISTORY

An earlier screen adaptation of O. Henry's short story was the 1920 Goldwyn Pictures production he Double Dyed Deceiver , directed by Al Green and starring Jack Pickford and Marie Dunn. Another adaption, entitled The Llano Kid , was produced by Harry Sherman for Paramount release in 1939. That film was directed by Edward D. Venturini and starred Tito Guizar and Gale Sondergaard (see entries above and ... More Less

An earlier screen adaptation of O. Henry's short story was the 1920 Goldwyn Pictures production he Double Dyed Deceiver , directed by Al Green and starring Jack Pickford and Marie Dunn. Another adaption, entitled The Llano Kid , was produced by Harry Sherman for Paramount release in 1939. That film was directed by Edward D. Venturini and starred Tito Guizar and Gale Sondergaard (see entries above and below). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
24 May 1930
p. 36.
Film Daily
27 Apr 1930
p. 13.
Life
13 Jun 1930
p. 20.
New York Times
17 May 1930
p. 21.
New Yorker
24 May 1930
p. 89, 91.
Time
2 Jun 1930
p. 64.
Variety
21 May 1930
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Double-Dyed Deceiver" by O. Henry in Everybody's Magazine (Dec 1905).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Chico" and "To Hold You," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by Abel Baer.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Publix Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1293
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
79
Length(in feet):
7,142
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

The Llano Kid, a young bandit with a price on his head, stops at the smithy of John Brown, a scripture-quoting sheriff, gets into a poker game with a young gambler whom he catches cheating, and is forced to kill him in self-defense. Aboard a train, he meets the unscrupulous Thacker, by whom he is induced to pose as the son of a wealthy South American widow, Señora Ibarra, whose own child disappeared at the age of 10. At the family hacienda in a little seaport town, he easily passes himself off as Enrique, with the intention of helping Thacker steal the widow's gold. But when he falls in love with Consuelo, his niece, and realizes that the old lady's son was the very man he shot in the saloon brawl, The Kid calls off the deal. Thacker organizes a gang to steal the gold, and The Kid is tracked down by Sheriff Brown, who, however, is persuaded to wait until nightfall to arrest him. In the attack, The Kid is wounded, and Thacker is killed. The sheriff agrees to keep his identity secret and reports Thacker's death as that of The Llano ... +


The Llano Kid, a young bandit with a price on his head, stops at the smithy of John Brown, a scripture-quoting sheriff, gets into a poker game with a young gambler whom he catches cheating, and is forced to kill him in self-defense. Aboard a train, he meets the unscrupulous Thacker, by whom he is induced to pose as the son of a wealthy South American widow, Señora Ibarra, whose own child disappeared at the age of 10. At the family hacienda in a little seaport town, he easily passes himself off as Enrique, with the intention of helping Thacker steal the widow's gold. But when he falls in love with Consuelo, his niece, and realizes that the old lady's son was the very man he shot in the saloon brawl, The Kid calls off the deal. Thacker organizes a gang to steal the gold, and The Kid is tracked down by Sheriff Brown, who, however, is persuaded to wait until nightfall to arrest him. In the attack, The Kid is wounded, and Thacker is killed. The sheriff agrees to keep his identity secret and reports Thacker's death as that of The Llano Kid. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
with songs


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