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Texas Stampede

(aka "Rio Grande Roundup")

 

 

Columbia Pictures Corporation of California

Production Dates: November 7 - 15, 1938

Release Date: 1939 02 09

Running time: 59 minutes (6 reels)

Key book (production) number: 02 09

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Introduction: (Unfortunately, we do not own a copy of this film.)

        One of the more original aspects of the Charles Starrett western Texas Stampede is that perennial Starrett-series villain Dick Curtis isn't in the film. Another is its lack of overt violence; even nominal heavy Wayne Cameron (Fred Kohler Jr.) isn't such a bad fellow, and ends up shaking hands with hero Tom Randall. Otherwise, the plot is the usual cattlemen vs. sheepherders affair, with hero Tom Randall (Starrett) trying to bring peace to the territory. Returnees from previous Starrett vehicles include heroine Iris Meredith, Hank Bell and Edmund Cobb. Texas Stampede was photographed by Lucien Ballard, who later lent his talents to such bigger-budgeted westerns as True Grit and Wild Bunch. ~ Hal Erickson

 

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Credits


Cast:

Charles Starrett as Tom Randall

Iris Meredith as Joan Cameron

Fred Kohler Jr as Wayne Cameron

Bob Nolan as Bob

Lee Prather as Jeff Cameron

Ray (Raphael?) Bennett as Zack Avery

Blackjack Ward as Abe Avery

Hank Bell as Hank

Edmund Cobb as Hobbs

Edward Coxen as Seth

Edward Hearn as Owens

Dick Botiller as a sheepman


Songs: (courtesy of Laurence Zwisohn)

1. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan) over opening credits
2. The Boss is Hangin’ Out a Rainbow (Bob Nolan)
3. Grab Your Saddle Horn and Blow (Bob Nolan)
4. Rise and Shine (Bob Nolan)

5. The Boss is Hangin’ Out a Rainbow (Bob Nolan) to closing credits

6. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan) over closing credits

Plot Summary:
Sheep raisers, resentful of old injuries from the cattlemen, bar the way to water when dry ranges force the cattle ranchers to drive their herds into the lowlands. Sheriff Tom Randall (Charles Starrett) attempts to effect a peaceful agreement but is forced to arrest hot-headed Wayne Cameron (Fred Kohler, Jr). who has seriously wounded a sheepman, Abe Avery (Blackjack Ward). Joan Cameron (Iris Meredith), Wayne's sister, angrily breaks off her engagement to Tom. Jeff Cameron (Lee Prather), Wayne's father, gathers a band of cowmen to storm the jail, but Tom refuses to release his prisoner event after Joan pleads with him. A gun is smuggled to Wayne, who escapes after wounding Tom, and Tom thinks it was Joan who supplied the gun. Tom recaptures Wayne, leaves him tied up in a cabin and then rides to ask the sheepmen to let the cattle through before the ranchers fight their way through.Zack Avery (Ray Bennett), brother of the wounded man, agrees if the cattlemen promise to pay all damages and, as a guarantee of good faith, also demands the surrender of the man who shot his brother. Tom agrees, but the approaching herd has smelled water and start to stampede. (Written by Les Adams)

 

Production and Publicity Stills

Courtesy of the Roy Rogers Trust Fund 

 

Courtesy of the Roy Rogers Trust Fund 

 

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Posters

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Reissue 1952

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Press Kit (
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