The Kid from Texas (1939)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Romance, Sport


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A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.

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26 May 2017 | MartinHafer
6
| Watchable and pleasant.
"The Kid from Texas" is a pleasant B-movie starring Dennis O'Keefe of all people as a cowboy. William (O'Keefe) leaves his native Texas to hang with rich swells and play polo. But not surprisingly, the uncouth cowboy is way out of his element with these folks and the only reason he seems to stay is that he's smitten with Margo (Florence Rice). However, after making a fool of himself, he ends up hooking up with a Buffalo Bill-style wild west show...and now another lady has set her eyes on him. So what's going to happen next?

This movie is pleasant and the actors do their best. But it also is a movie that seems a bit improbable and silly to say the least. A nice time passer but not much more.

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Trivia

Dennis O'Keefe was trained to play polo for this film by Australian sports legend Snowy Baker, who has a small uncredited role as an umpire at a polo match.


Quotes

Aunt Minetta: Hello, Eva! Is that a hat or a mouse-trap?


Soundtracks

Right in the Middle of Texas
(1939)
Music by
Ormond Ruthven
Lyrics by Milton Merlin and Albert Mannheimer
Played on guitar and sung by Dennis O'Keefe (uncredited)
Reprised on guitar and sung by Buddy Ebsen (uncredited)
Sung a cappella by Dennis O'Keefe (uncredited)
Sung a cappella by Florence Rice (uncredited)
Played by the show band and danced by Buddy Ebsen (uncredited)
Played as background music often

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Genres

Comedy | Romance | Sport | Western

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