Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Trouble in Texas|
Actors: Tex Ritter, Rita Hayworth, White Flash, Yakima Canutt, Charles King
Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Genres: Westerns, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Release Date: 07/27/2004
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Early Tex is the Best
Derek Hagen | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | 03/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tex's personality always comes through in his early movies and this is no exception. He was a real guy. His songs were far better than Roy's or Gene's. They seemed more real somehow.
Charlie King, Yakima Canutt and Earle Dwyer are all here. Seeing the three of them in one close-up shot was a real treat. Those 3 guys alone must have been half of the B Western phenomenon. Tex gets to punch out Charlie again, Yak does a variation on his famous falling-between-the-horses stunt and Earle is the leader of the bad guys. Could you ask for anything more?
Rita shines even at 19 in this low-budget movie. Tex was obviously quite taken with her (look at his expression in one of the cantina scenes). She had more of a role than the typical female leads in these movies and does a pretty good job.
Here are a few lines from one of the songs where a cowboy has died and has to meet St. Peter:
...a cowboy's soul ain't white as snow
but in that distant cattle land
he sometimes acted like a man.
Redemption. It doesn't get any better than that. I would have given this 5 stars if there wasn't so much rodeo stuff.
Please, manufacturers, give us more EARLY Tex. They were more raw and better. In fact, give us more of the early stuff from all the six-gun heroes."
TROUBLEIN TEXAS/DANCING PIRATE
Jack Warren | Chesapeake, Virginia United States | 02/15/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"SAVE YOUR MONEY..PICTURE RECORDED IN EP FORMAT. SOUND AND PICTURE QUALITY POOREST ON DANCING PIRATE. TROUBLE IN TEXAS HAS
RODEO SCENES IN WHICH THE FILM DOES MORE BUCKING THAN THE BULLS.
VERY GOOD MOVIE [COMPROMISED] WITH POOR RECORDING BY MADACY MUSIC GROUP ST. LAURENT QUEBEC CANADA."
It doesn't have much action, but it does have Rita Hayworth
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 02/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Tex really hit the jackpot in Trouble in Texas; he always had a pretty little filly to ride off into the sunset with, but this time around it was none other than Rita Hayworth (appearing under the name Rita Cansino), who was just on the brink of bona fide stardom in 1937. Trouble in Texas is far from Tex Ritter's most exciting film, but the Rita Hayworth factor makes it one of his more notable B-westerns.
Tex Masters (Ritter) and his typically goofy sidekick Lucky (Horace Murphy) have been traveling from one rodeo to the next in search of the rodeo bandits that killed Tex's brother. At the same time Tex is riding into Middleton, Texas, to sign up for the big event being staged there, Carmen Serano (Hayworth) is arriving as an accomplice to the racketeers, who are led by an hombre named Barker (Earl Dwire). What no one there knows is that Serano is a government agent sent to get the goods on the bad guys. As you might expect, Carmen takes quite a shine to a certain charming singing cowboy. The bad guys notice him, too, especially when he starts winning all of the big money events in the rodeo competition, and mark him for death. I won't tell you how they go about taking him out, but I have to say it's one of the oldest tricks in the book.
As far as the action goes, much of the rodeo action seems to be stock footage. Of the two fights Tex gets into, one of them actually takes place behind closed doors - which is sort of a gyp. There's less riding and shooting than usual in this western, as well. Then there's Lucky, who distinguishes himself as one of Tex's more annoying sidekicks. Tex is still Tex, though, and his singing (including Cowboy's Lament, Song of the Rodeo, and Down the Colorado Trail) along with Rita Hayworth's dancing make Trouble in Texas a B-western worth seeing.
Note: this review is of Trouble in Texas only. You may be reading this review under an item packaging a film called The Dancing Pirate alongside the film in question, but I can only comment on Trouble in Texas."
Rita Hayworth fans save your money
J. Lovins | 05/03/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I watched the dancing pirates and couldn't even tell which dancer was Rita. How dare they even include that as being a movie of hers. Poor Poor quality."