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The Kid from Texas (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 14 April 1939 (USA)
A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.


S. Sylvan Simon


Florence Ryerson (screen play), Albert Mannheimer (screen play) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ... William Quincy
Florence Rice ... Margo Thomas
John Hubbard ... Bertie Thomas (as Anthony Allan)
Jessie Ralph ... Aunt Minetta
Buddy Ebsen ... 'Snifty'
Virginia Dale ... 'Okay' Kinney
Robert Wilcox ... 'Duke' Hastings
Jack Carson ... Stanley Brown
Helen Lynd ... Mabel
J.M. Kerrigan ... Farr
Tully Marshall ... Adam Lambert


A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Long Island society gasped...but this Texas buckaroo landed in romance!


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Release Date:

14 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro Errante See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film received its initial television presentation in both Chicago and Altoona Tuesday 2 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and on WFBG (Channel 10), followed by Philadelphia 23 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Antonio 4 May 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), by Memphis 19 July 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), by Baltimore 30 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), by Durham NC 7 November on WTVD (Channel 11), by New Haven CT 10 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Hartford CT 13 December 1957 on WHCT (Channel18), by Cincinnati 25 December 1957 on WLW-T (Channel 5), by Honolulu 5 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Miami 31 January 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), and on the West Coast by Los Angeles 12 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and by San Francisco 28 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). In New York City, it's earliest documented telecast took place 11 November 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Aunt Minetta: Hello, Eva! Is that a hat or a mouse-trap?
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Finiculi, Finicula
Traditional Italian song
Played by the band at the first polo match
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Typical B movie for the second feature---
14 March 2004 | by IshallwearpurpleSee all my reviews

---of a double or triple bill during the studio era. Pleasant enough to watch with your popcorn. Older viewers like me remember it well.

Dennis O'Keefe is a loud mouthed braggart who has trained a paint cow-pony to play polo Texas style. The horse only obeys him and when some easterners come to the ranch to buy ponies for their polo teem, it is a deal to have the rider and the pony as a team, if O'Keefe can make his own way back east.

Our hero gets into much trouble with the sister of the buyer and continually has disasters, like dunking her in the lake etc. Not extremely funny, but not horrible, except for the attitudes toward women. But that was then, this is now; and this was one of O'Keefe's early roles playing a bumbling fellow, which in later films he perfected. Jack Carson and Buddy Ebson provide some humorous moments. 6/10

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