Two Guys from Texas (1948)

85-86 mins | Comedy | 4 September 1948

Director:

David Butler

Producer:

Alex Gottlieb

Cinematographers:

William V. Skall, Arthur Edeson

Editor:

Irene Morra

Production Designer:

Edward Carrere

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Jule Styne's name was misspelled as "Jules" in the onscreen credits. For "Danny's" dream sequence, animation was ... More Less

Jule Styne's name was misspelled as "Jules" in the onscreen credits. For "Danny's" dream sequence, animation was used. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
7 Aug 1948.
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Daily Variety
4 Aug 48
p. 3.
Film Daily
4 Aug 48
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Feb 47
p. 17.
Hollywood Reporter
9 May 47
p. 21.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Aug 48
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Aug 48
p. 5.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
31 Jul 48
p. 4258.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
7 Aug 48
p. 4265, 4267
New York Times
28 Aug 48
p. 8.
Variety
4 Aug 48
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Warner Bros.--First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Chorus cost by
MUSIC
Orch arr
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff dir
Spec eff
DANCE
Mus numbers created and dir by
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
PRODUCTION MISC
Cartoon seq dir
COLOR PERSONNEL
Technicolor col consultant
Assoc col dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Suggested by the play Howdy Stranger by Robert Sloane and Louis Pelletier (New York, 14 Jan 1937).
SONGS
"Music in the Land," "I Don't Care If It Rains All Night," "I Want to Be a Cowboy in the Movies," "Everyday I Love You a Little Bit More," "I Never Met a Texan," "At the Rodeo" and "Hankerin'," music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 September 1948
Premiere Information:
World premiere in Dallas: 6 August 1948
New York opening: 27 August 1948
Production Date:
late February--early May 1947
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 September 1948
Copyright Number:
LP1905
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
85-86
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Steve Carroll and Danny Foster, partners in a singing and dancing act, are traveling across Texas on their way to California when they run out of gas. Leaving their car on the side of the road, they hitch a ride to a nearby dude ranch with Link Jessup and his secretary, Jim Crocker. When Jessup hears Steve and Danny's story, he suddenly remembers that he has unfinished business in town and leaves the two men to walk the rest of the way to the ranch. There, Steve and Danny try to convince Joan Winston, the owner, to give them room and board in exchange for their talents. At first Joan refuses, but when she learns that they are friends of Maggie Reed, a singer working at the ranch, she agrees to let them stay for the night. Steve decides that Danny should be psychoanalyzed in order to get over his animal phobia and, to this end, asks Dr. Straeger, a guest at the ranch, to talk to Danny. Straeger protests that he is not a psychiatrist, but agrees to see what he can do. When Steve and Danny discover that their car has been stolen, the sheriff, "Tex" Bennett, investigates, but only seems concerned by the interest that Joan, with whom he has an "understanding," shows in Steve. The following day, Danny talks to Straeger and reveals to him a recurring dream in which he is a shepherd who loses his flock of sheep to a wolf who looks like Steve. After Straeger tells Danny that he is jealous of Steve's success with women and has displaced his anxiety on to animals, ... +


Steve Carroll and Danny Foster, partners in a singing and dancing act, are traveling across Texas on their way to California when they run out of gas. Leaving their car on the side of the road, they hitch a ride to a nearby dude ranch with Link Jessup and his secretary, Jim Crocker. When Jessup hears Steve and Danny's story, he suddenly remembers that he has unfinished business in town and leaves the two men to walk the rest of the way to the ranch. There, Steve and Danny try to convince Joan Winston, the owner, to give them room and board in exchange for their talents. At first Joan refuses, but when she learns that they are friends of Maggie Reed, a singer working at the ranch, she agrees to let them stay for the night. Steve decides that Danny should be psychoanalyzed in order to get over his animal phobia and, to this end, asks Dr. Straeger, a guest at the ranch, to talk to Danny. Straeger protests that he is not a psychiatrist, but agrees to see what he can do. When Steve and Danny discover that their car has been stolen, the sheriff, "Tex" Bennett, investigates, but only seems concerned by the interest that Joan, with whom he has an "understanding," shows in Steve. The following day, Danny talks to Straeger and reveals to him a recurring dream in which he is a shepherd who loses his flock of sheep to a wolf who looks like Steve. After Straeger tells Danny that he is jealous of Steve's success with women and has displaced his anxiety on to animals, he advises Danny to take a girl away from Steve. Danny then makes a play for Joan just when she is being forced to choose between Steve and Tex. In order to avoid the issue, she agrees to take a walk with Danny and later kisses him. By the next day, Danny has lost his fear of animals. On the day of the annual rodeo, Jessup and Crocker, who are really thieves, steal the rodeo entry fees and use Danny and Steve's car for their getaway. Because of this, Tex believes that Danny and Steve are guilty and happily arrests them. Later, Danny and Steve escape from jail and, in disguise, sneak back to the ranch, where Danny overhears Jessup and Crocker plotting to steal the rodeo receipts. The two men decide to attend the rodeo, stop the robbery and clear their names. At the rodeo, Danny's fake mustache falls off, and trying to evade the relentless Tex, he accidentally mounts a wild horse and wins the contest. Then Steve reveals that Jessup and Crocker are the real criminals. Later, Danny's cure almost fails when he learns that Straeger is a veterinarian, but finally realizes that his phobia is gone for good. Steve and Joan decide to marry, as do Maggie and Tex. +

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