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Texas Wildcats (1939)

Lightning Bill Carson and sidekick Magpie are after Burrows, the man that killed a friend of theirs. Burrows is after the Arden ranch and his gang are rustling their cattle. Bill is robbing... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writer:

George H. Plympton (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ... 'Lightning' Bill Carson
Joan Barclay ... Molly Arden
Ben Corbett ... Magpie McGillicuddy
Forrest Taylor ... Jim Burrows
Ted Adams ... Reno
Avando Reynaldo Avando Reynaldo ... Rita
Bob Terry ... Mort Burrows
Dave O'Brien ... Ed Arden
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Henchman Al
Reed Howes ... Ace the Card Sharp
Slim Whitaker ... Henchman Durkin (as Slim Whittaker)
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Lightning Bill Carson and sidekick Magpie are after Burrows, the man that killed a friend of theirs. Burrows is after the Arden ranch and his gang are rustling their cattle. Bill is robbing Burrows while posing as the mysterious Phantom and it's not long before the two collide. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf heißer Spur See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 16 September 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post WWII television viewers got their first look at it in both New York City and Baltimore Sunday 12 December 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and on WMAR (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Tuesday 16 August 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3), in Cincinnati Tuesday 27 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Saturday 15 October 1949 on KFI (Channel 9). See more »

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barely worth one's time and/or money
2 April 2003 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

McCoy and his sidekick pursue a wealthy man, who eventually confesses responsibility for the death of McCoy's fellow Ranger, and who - during the movie - intimidates the locals, with the help of his son and cronies. Currently, a brother and sister are the main focus of the villain and his gang. Gold is probable on land that the siblings have partially paid Mr. Moneybags for. This makes him NOT want to complete the sale. To gather information about the bad guy, McCoy adopts the guise of a gambler and a miscreant, himself, known as The Phantom. In my opinion, most of these old, black-and-white westerns are pretty much the same - a few are real bad, and the vast majority are barely worth one's time and/or money. I think that Texas Wildcats is among the latter.


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