The Kid from Texas (1939 film)
|The Kid from Texas|
|Directed by||S. Sylvan Simon|
|Produced by||Edgar Selwyn|
|Screenplay by||Florence Ryerson
Edgar Allan Woolf
|Story by||Milton Merlin
|Music by||William Axt|
|Edited by||Fredrick Y. Smith|
|April 14, 1939|
The Kid from Texas is a 1939 Western sports comedy film.
Margo Thomas, a lady of New York high society, travels to Texas with her brother to buy a new polo pony. When they choose cocky cowboy William Quincy's favorite horse, he asks to accompany them on the trip back East, and when easy-going ranch hand Snifty is chosen instead, William goes along anyway.
William's happy that Margo's rich aunt Minetta takes a shine to him and he develops a romantic attraction to Margo, who resents his arrogance and presence on the Long Island estate so much at first that she asks polo players to pick a fight with him. Trying to learn her favorite sport, William leaves the estate in shame after being thrown from a horse during a polo match.
He still loves the game, so he and Snifty begin a series of Wild West polo matches in the city, "cowboys against Indians," that become popular. William makes the acquaintance of Okay Kinney, a young rider who falls for him. Margo's brother's team ends up playing his, and after impressing her with his skill, William deliberately loses the match, just to please her.
- Dennis O'Keefe as William "Wild Bill" Malone
- Florence Rice as Margo Thomas
- Buddy Ebsen as Snifty
- Jack Carson as Stanley Brown
- Virginia Dale as "Okay" Kinney
- Jessie Ralph as Aunt Minutia Thomas
- "Stage, Film Bill Offered" Kingsley, Grace. Los Angeles Times 25 May 1939: A9.
- "Polo Ponies Know.". The Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 13 May 1939. p. 3 Supplement: THE MAIL Magazine. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "ENTERTAINMENTS WINTERGARDEN THEATRE.". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 26 June 1940. p. 12. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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