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This film marked Tex Ritter's film debut and was, according to exploitation materials, the first in a series of "romantic action western musicals" produced by Edward F. Finney for Grand National starring Ritter and his horse "White Flash." Although the onscreen credits list Frank Sanucci and Harry Revel as two of the film's songwriters, press material found in copyright records does not credit them with specific song titles. Modern sources list the following additional cast members: Glenn Strange, Budd Buster, Murdock McQuarrie , Ethan Laidlaw, Charles "Slim" Whittaker , Edward Cassidy, Earl Dwire, Jack Kirk and Bob ... More Less

This film marked Tex Ritter's film debut and was, according to exploitation materials, the first in a series of "romantic action western musicals" produced by Edward F. Finney for Grand National starring Ritter and his horse "White Flash." Although the onscreen credits list Frank Sanucci and Harry Revel as two of the film's songwriters, press material found in copyright records does not credit them with specific song titles. Modern sources list the following additional cast members: Glenn Strange, Budd Buster, Murdock McQuarrie , Ethan Laidlaw, Charles "Slim" Whittaker , Edward Cassidy, Earl Dwire, Jack Kirk and Bob Burns. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Nov 36
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Nov 36
p. 15.
Motion Picture Daily
10 Nov 36
p. 14.
Motion Picture Herald
14 Nov 36
p. 64.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Edward F. Finney Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
SOURCES
SONGS
"Out on the Lone Prairie," music and lyrics by Harry Miller
"My Sweet Chiquita" and "Rye Whiskey," music and lyrics by Tex Ritter
"You Are Reality," music and lyrics by Joan Woodbury
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SONGS
"Out on the Lone Prairie," music and lyrics by Harry Miller
"My Sweet Chiquita" and "Rye Whiskey," music and lyrics by Tex Ritter
"You Are Reality," music and lyrics by Joan Woodbury
"Marta" and "Blanca Rosa," traditional Mexican waltzes arranged by Jose Pacheco
"Sam Hall," an old English folk song
other songs by Harry Revel and Frank Sanucci.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
22 November 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Grand National Films, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 November 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6960
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2791
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lawman Tex goes undercover as an outlaw by holding up miners Robert Henderson and Norman Conklin as they turn in gold from their mine. During a storm, Tex is chased by the sheriff and his deputies to the hacienda of Don Estaban Valle, where Tex hides. Hoping to capitalize on Tex's talents as an outlaw by hiring him, Señor Evans, Don Estaban's business partner, convinces the sheriff to give up his search for Tex in the house. When Tex emerges from his hiding place, he finds himself in the bedroom of Lolita, Don Estaban's daughter, and she nurses his wound and falls in love with him. Evans then recruits Tex to help him steal the profitable Henderson-Conklin mine. Evans and Don Estaban have recently financed a string of mine owners who have run into trouble. Mysteriously, all those who have accepted Evans' help have been killed, after which their property has been seized by Evans and Don Estaban. Unaware that Evans has been hiring men to kill the miners, Don Estaban has innocently profitted. Soon Evans becomes jealous of Tex's favor with Lolita, whom Evans desires, while Cherokee begins to suspect Tex's loyalty to Evans. Forcing Tex to prove himself, Evans instructs him to dynamite the Henderson-Conklin mine, then orders Tex to kill the miners. While Cherokee watches nearby, Tex successfully fakes the murders, making it look as if Henderson and Conklin shot each other, then orders them to go into hiding. After the newspapers report Henderson and Conklin's death as part of a growing list of tragedies associated with Don Estaban, he vows to extricate himself from Evans' crime ring. At Lolita's birthday ... +


Lawman Tex goes undercover as an outlaw by holding up miners Robert Henderson and Norman Conklin as they turn in gold from their mine. During a storm, Tex is chased by the sheriff and his deputies to the hacienda of Don Estaban Valle, where Tex hides. Hoping to capitalize on Tex's talents as an outlaw by hiring him, Señor Evans, Don Estaban's business partner, convinces the sheriff to give up his search for Tex in the house. When Tex emerges from his hiding place, he finds himself in the bedroom of Lolita, Don Estaban's daughter, and she nurses his wound and falls in love with him. Evans then recruits Tex to help him steal the profitable Henderson-Conklin mine. Evans and Don Estaban have recently financed a string of mine owners who have run into trouble. Mysteriously, all those who have accepted Evans' help have been killed, after which their property has been seized by Evans and Don Estaban. Unaware that Evans has been hiring men to kill the miners, Don Estaban has innocently profitted. Soon Evans becomes jealous of Tex's favor with Lolita, whom Evans desires, while Cherokee begins to suspect Tex's loyalty to Evans. Forcing Tex to prove himself, Evans instructs him to dynamite the Henderson-Conklin mine, then orders Tex to kill the miners. While Cherokee watches nearby, Tex successfully fakes the murders, making it look as if Henderson and Conklin shot each other, then orders them to go into hiding. After the newspapers report Henderson and Conklin's death as part of a growing list of tragedies associated with Don Estaban, he vows to extricate himself from Evans' crime ring. At Lolita's birthday fiesta, to which the sheriff has been invited, Lolita, alone with Tex, warns him to leave before he is killed. Don Estaban then catches the couple embracing and, denouncing Tex for bringing shame to his house, orders him to leave. During their argument, Don Estaban is shot, and Tex is blamed. Following Evans' orders, the Estaban maid identifies Tex as the outlaw whom the sheriff chased the night of the storm, and Tex is arrested for the miners' murders and stands trial. Tex proves his innocence by arranging for Henderson and Conklin to enter the courtroom. In a panic, Evans shoots Tex in the arm, and himself is shot by the sheriff and Tex. Later Tex returns to Lolita's room with a wounded arm, and she tells him her father, now recovered, has given them permission to marry. +

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