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The Pal from Texas (1939)

Approved | | Western | 1 November 1939 (USA)
A virtual remake of, among several others, two Ken Maynard films, "Fightin' Thru, 1930" and "Fargo Express, 1933", and credited Story writer Forest Sheldon and credited Screenplay writer ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry S. Webb

Writers:

Carl Krusada (screenplay), Forrest Sheldon (story)
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Bob Steele ... Bob Barton
Claire Rochelle Claire Rochelle ... Alice Malden
Josef Swickard ... Texas Malden
Betty Mack ... Ace's Cohort
Ted Adams ... Ace Brady
Carleton Young ... Fox
Jack Perrin ... Sheriff
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A virtual remake of, among several others, two Ken Maynard films, "Fightin' Thru, 1930" and "Fargo Express, 1933", and credited Story writer Forest Sheldon and credited Screenplay writer Carl Krusada didn't even nod in the direction of the original writer, Jack Natteford, other than keeping many of the original character role-names from "Fightin' Thru" such as "Alice Malden", "Queenie", "Ace Brady" and "Fox Tyson." They changed Maynard's character name from "Dan Barton" to "Bob Barton" to fit Bob Steele, and Wallace MacDonald's original "Tennessee Malden" to "Texas Malden" to fit the new title of "The Pal From Texas." The helped along when they didn't have to waste a lot of time thinking up new character names from lifted plots. This time out Bob Barton and his pal, Texas Malden, are reaping rich rewards from a strip of land they've leased to miners working gold claims. Malden's niece, Alice, is coming to keep house for her uncle and, the day she arrives, Malden gets drunk in Ace ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

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Connections

Remake of Fighting Thru; or, California in 1878 (1930) See more »

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No Pals For Bob Steele
29 March 2020 | by frank4122See all my reviews

It all starts when Steele's partner, Texas Malden (Josef Swickard) gets involved in a crooked poker game with Ace Brady (Ted Adams). Now you don't deal Ace a losing hand so his henchman Carleton Young has to settle the score. Claire Rochelle is hoodwinked by the villains and the tables are turned on our hero. Some good singing by Hal Carey and great tap dancing by a young boy who seemed to appear uncredited. Good to see Jack Perrin as the sheriff and American comedy actress Betty Mack.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1939 (USA) See more »

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Arpages tou hrysou See more »

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Metropolitan Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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