Three Men from Texas (1940)

75 mins | Western | 15 November 1940

Director:

Lesley Selander

Producer:

Harry Sherman

Cinematographer:

Russell Harlan

Editor:

Carrol Lewis

Production Designer:

Lewis J. Rachmil

Production Company:

Harry Sherman Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of this picture was Ranger Guns West. Modern sources add Robert Burns, Jim Corey, George Morrell, Frank McCarroll and Lucio Villegas to the cast. For additional information on the series consult the Series Index and see entry for Hop-Along Cassidy. ...

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The working title of this picture was Ranger Guns West. Modern sources add Robert Burns, Jim Corey, George Morrell, Frank McCarroll and Lucio Villegas to the cast. For additional information on the series consult the Series Index and see entry for Hop-Along Cassidy.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Sep 1940
p. 5
Hollywood Reporter
29 Mar 1940
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
15 Apr 1940
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
5 Sep 1940
p. 3
Motion Picture Daily
10 Sep 1940
p. 7
Motion Picture Herald
18 May 1940
p. 42
Motion Picture Herald
14 Sep 1940
p. 36
Variety
15 Jan 1941
p. 14
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
D. M. Abrahams
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITORS
Carroll Lewis
Ed
Supv film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Clarence E. Mulford.
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Ranger Guns West
Release Date:
15 November 1940
Production Date:
began 16 Apr 1940 at General Service Studios
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Parmount Pictures Inc.
15 November 1940
LP10060
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Wide Range System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
6375
SYNOPSIS

With local officials helpless to cope with the outlaws that are infesting their town, the citizens committee appeals to the Texas Rangers to send an experienced man to organize the forces of law and order. Captain Andrews offers the assignment to Hopalong Cassidy and Lucky Jenkins, but Cassidy, whose service is almost at an end, refuses, and Lucky takes the job alone. After resuming his patrol duties, Cassidy comes upon a dying wrangler and learns that a large herd of horses has been stolen. Following the trail of the rustled herd, Cassidy discovers the hideout of Gardner and his gang. The place is deserted except for the cook, Carlson, who calls himself California. Not suspecting that Cassidy is a lawman, California receives him as Ben Stokes, a notorious outlaw and friend of Gardner. Cassidy arrests California as a material witness against the gang and starts for headquarters. When Gardner's attempt to silence California fails, California switches his allegiance to the law. Learning that Gardner is heading for the West Coast, Cassidy takes up his trail with California as his guide. They arrive in the town of Santa Carmen at the moment that Lucky is about to face Gardner, who has teamed up with outlaw Bruce Morgan. Cassidy and California join Lucky and, following a fight in which Lucky is wounded, they all manage to escape. The three find refuge at the hideout of Pico Serranno who, along with the other citizens of Santa Carmen, have been cheated out of their homes by the unscrupulous Morgan and his gunmen. While Lucky falls in love with Pico's daughter Paquita, Cassidy organizes a posse of citizens ...

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With local officials helpless to cope with the outlaws that are infesting their town, the citizens committee appeals to the Texas Rangers to send an experienced man to organize the forces of law and order. Captain Andrews offers the assignment to Hopalong Cassidy and Lucky Jenkins, but Cassidy, whose service is almost at an end, refuses, and Lucky takes the job alone. After resuming his patrol duties, Cassidy comes upon a dying wrangler and learns that a large herd of horses has been stolen. Following the trail of the rustled herd, Cassidy discovers the hideout of Gardner and his gang. The place is deserted except for the cook, Carlson, who calls himself California. Not suspecting that Cassidy is a lawman, California receives him as Ben Stokes, a notorious outlaw and friend of Gardner. Cassidy arrests California as a material witness against the gang and starts for headquarters. When Gardner's attempt to silence California fails, California switches his allegiance to the law. Learning that Gardner is heading for the West Coast, Cassidy takes up his trail with California as his guide. They arrive in the town of Santa Carmen at the moment that Lucky is about to face Gardner, who has teamed up with outlaw Bruce Morgan. Cassidy and California join Lucky and, following a fight in which Lucky is wounded, they all manage to escape. The three find refuge at the hideout of Pico Serranno who, along with the other citizens of Santa Carmen, have been cheated out of their homes by the unscrupulous Morgan and his gunmen. While Lucky falls in love with Pico's daughter Paquita, Cassidy organizes a posse of citizens and apprehends some of Morgan's men, whom Pico then insists upon hanging. In response, Stokes, Morgan and the others storm Pico's hideout and fatally wound Paquita, who dies in Pico's arms. Cassidy then recruits a larger posse to apprehend the outlaws, and in a spectacular shootout, Pico kills Morgan while Stokes and the others are taken prisoners.

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