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Texas Across the River (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 28 November 1966 (Sweden)
In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.

Director:

Michael Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Sam Hollis
Alain Delon ... Don Andrea Baldasar
Rosemary Forsyth ... Phoebe Ann Naylor
Joey Bishop ... Kronk
Tina Aumont ... Lonetta (as Tina Marquand)
Peter Graves ... Capt. Rodney Stimpson
Michael Ansara ... Iron Jacket
Linden Chiles ... Yellow Knife
Andrew Prine ... Lt. Sibley
Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson ... Yancy Cottle
Roy Barcroft ... Morton
George Wallace ... Willet
Don Beddoe ... Mr. Naylor
Kelly Thordsen ... Jed
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Emma
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Storyline

The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis and his Indian sidekick, Kronk, who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta, tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe's affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry (who have come to Moccasin Flats to celebrate Texas' statehood) and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl. Written by Robin Richmond

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A Swinging Fun-Romp that Fractures the Frontier !

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 November 1966 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Across the River See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During the Indian attack, the chief's son falls off of his horse (several times) they show him on the ground with no shirt and when the other Indians pick him up he's wearing a buckskin shirt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Capt. Rodney Stimpson: Take it easy, Yancy. You got a wedding to go to.
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Referenced in Wendy's Palace (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Texas Across The River
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by The Kingston Trio
[Played over the opening title and credits]
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western spoof
9 March 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Joey Bishop, and Rosemary Forsyth star in "Texas Across the River" from 1966. This is a funny movie, full of slapstick, political incorrectness, and funny bits, and it also goes to show you how badly Alain Delon's career in the U.S. was mishandled. He made two westerns while in the U.S. - not exactly geared to females. Don't ask what Hollywood was thinking.

The beautiful debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor (Forsyth) is preparing for her wedding to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala (Delon) who awaits her in full regalia, including a sword. I will venture to say that for five years after Delon left the U.S. there was no tan makeup to be found in all of Los Angeles - he was soaked in it, as he was in The Yellow Rolls-Royce.

After a duel, Don Andrea's opponent falls out a window and Don Andrea is charged with murder. He escapes and heads for Texas, where he meets Sam Hollis (Martin) and his sidekick, Kronk (Bishop). Don Andrea rescues an Indian woman, Lonetta, tames cattle, and competes with Sam when Phoebe shows up.

The film, directed by Michael Gordon, was done tongue in cheek. Delon is a riot as a formal Spaniard not at home on the range. It's perfect for Martin and Bishop, as the script fit their style of humor perfectly. It's silly but sometimes you need silly. People who saw this film when it came out have fond memories of it.


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