Texans Never Cry (1951)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - May 31, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Texans Never Cry but they sure do sing a lot in this Gene Autry western. Cast as a Texas Ranger, Autry is trying to get the goods on a frontier numbers racket. Perpetrating the crime is Tracy Wyatt (Richard Powers, who'd previously been a western hero himself under the name of Tom Keene). Adding to the fun is the presence of two leading ladies: conventional ingenue Gail Davis (later TV's Annie Oakley) and villainess Mary Castle. At the time Texans Never Cry was first released, critics were amused by the film's sound effects, which seemed more appropriate for a Three Stooges comedy than a Gene Autry vehicle.



lawman, cowboy, frontier, con/scam, lottery