- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 9, 2011
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 03/25/1994
"...Lively....A rip-roaring shoot-out finale..." -- Rating: B
Description by OLDIES.com:
Will Texas be independent or a U.S. state? Ex-President Andrew Jackson recruits cattleman Devereaux Burke to travel through hostile Indian land, find Texas hero Sam Houston and persuade him to support annexation. In exchange, Burke will gain a contract to sell beef to U.S. forces during the war with Mexico sure to follow statehood. He'll also garner something unexpected: the love of beauteous Austin newspaper publisher Martha Ronda.
Clark Gable is a Texas cattle baron who locks horns with politician Broderick Crawford. Their feud reaches a fever pitch when Gable falls in love with Crawford's fiancee.
A Western that uses the story of how Texas achieved statehood as its historical backdrop. Tough cattle rancher Devereaux Burke gets behind Sam Houston in the struggle for annexation. Key opponent Broderick Crawford is equally determined that Texas remain a republic -- with him as its president. Among those Burke must win to his side is an alluring female newspaper publisher whose sympathies lie with Crawford.