Cornie and Debbie work at a carnival's dunk tank. One day, an inebriated Texan comes to the booth he and Cornie start drinking. The Texan invites him to a function where Cornie is mistaken for the Texan and Debbie for the man's sister. Cornie loses a wager and doesn't know how he's going to pay it. Meanwhile, Debbie finds herself attracted to the Texan's foreman. —firstname.lastname@example.org
MGM TECHNICOLOR MESS
Yes, that's what I said. TEXAS CARNIVAL is one big technicolor mess of a film musical. This film must have been made just to keep its contract players busy while on the MGM payroll. There is very little that is redeeming about this film. The script is unconvincing. Esther Williams has no aquatic numbers. And Red Skelton gets on my last nerve with his silly vaudeville type gags that went out with the silent films. On the positive side, Howard Keel is around for a few tunes. Ann Miller of course is around for two flashy tap numbers. Other than that, 1951 movie audiences probably had a more entertaining time at the popcorn counter.
- Dec 27, 2020
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