Eyes of Texas (1948)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Jul 15, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Few Roy Rogers westerns were as gratuitously violent as the 1948 release Eyes of Texas. This time, Rogers' principal antagonist is a woman lawyer named Hattie Waters (Nana Bryant). With a battalion of homicidal henchmen at her beck and call, Hattie attempts to grab up all the valuable ranch property in the territory by scaring off -- or killing off -- her competition. Hero Rogers doesn't buy the official party line that the killings have been perpetrated by wolves, especially after he befriends and tames one of the huge beasts, so he divides his time between singing his usual quota of songs and bringing the baddies to justice. So convincing was Nana Bryant's performance as the despicable Hattie Waters, that the actress' daughter-in-law stubbornly refused to watch Eyes of Texas whenever it popped up on TV in later years.

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killing, land-scheme, animal, con/scam, dog, investigation, lawyer, murder, orphan, politician, ranch, real-estate-agent