Texas (film)

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Directed by George Marshall
Produced by Samuel Bischoff
Written by Michael Blankfort
Lewis Meltzer
Screenplay by Horace McCoy
Starring Glenn Ford
William Holden
Claire Trevor
Music by Sidney Cutner
Ross DiMaggio
Carmen Dragon
Cinematography George Meehan
Edited by William A. Lyon
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 9, 1941 (1941-10-09)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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).[1]


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.



  • William Holden: A Biography by Michelangelo Capua
  • The films of the forties Escrito por Tony Thomas

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