|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Samuel Bischoff|
|Written by||Michael Blankfort
|Screenplay by||Horace McCoy|
|Music by||Sidney Cutner
|Edited by||William A. Lyon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Texas is a 1941 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford and William Holden. Texas was an early picture for both Holden (his seventh credited performance) and Ford (his ninth).
Two Confederate veterans, broke and homeless, are making their way to Texas to start fresh. After comedic adventures getting into and out of trouble, just trying to make enough move to get to Texas, they witness a stagecoach robbery and manage to hold up the outlaws and take back the cash. At that point they have a difference of opinion; the "good" one Tod Ramsey (Glenn Ford) wants to give it back, the "bad" one Dan Thomas (William Holden) wants to keep it and keep going. Goodness wins out, and both are off the hook.
Tod takes a job with the biggest local rancher (who has a beautiful and friendly daughter, "Mike" King (Claire Trevor). Dan stumbles into a different kind of job—with another rancher who specializes in rustling. They both have heads turned by the lovely lady and the battle of good and evil continues. The key to the action is the need to get the entire town/valley's cattle past all the rustlers up to the railroad at Abilene.
Dan is falsely accused of taking a shot at Tod, but he is dragged by cattle, then shot by Doc Thorpe, the town's dentist. Tod shields Mike's eyes from the sight of the body. Ultimately, the two of them end up back herding cattle together.
- Glenn Ford as Tod Ramsey
- William Holden as Dan Thomas
- Claire Trevor as 'Mike' King
- George Bancroft (actor) as Windy Miller
- Edgar Buchanan as Buford "Doc" Thorpe
- Don Beddoe as Sheriff
- Andrew Tombes as Tennessee
- Addison Richards as Matt Lashan
- Edmund MacDonald as Comstock,
- Joseph Crehan as Rancher Dusty King
- Willard Robertson as Rancher Wilson
- Pat Moriarity as Rancher Matthews
- Edmund Cobb as Rancher Blaire
- William Holden: A Biography by Michelangelo Capua
- The films of the forties Escrito por Tony Thomas
- Texas on Internet Movie Database
- Texas at AllMovie
- Texas at the TCM Movie Database
- Texas at the American Film Institute Catalog
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