Entertainment Weekly - 04/15/2005
"[With] the charming pairing of a very young Ford with an even younger William Holden..."
William Holden and Glenn Ford star as a pair of rough and tumble drifters recently ejected from the vanquished Confederate Army. En route from Kansas to Texas by rail, the duo is in search of adventure and fortune. Upon arrival in Texas, the two friends fall on opposite sides of the law when they become involved in a cattle theft. Dan (Holden) leads a gang of rustlers in swindling rancher Dusty King, while Tod (Ford) helps King fend off the bad cowpokes. Worse still for the pair's friendship, they wind up as rivals for love--both woo the would-be victim's hot to trot daughter (Claire Trevor), but only one will ride off into the sunset with her. Packing a heart-warming friendship, a romance, a complex plot and several shoot 'em ups into just an hour and a half, TEXAS will find plenty of fans among those who appreciate the drama of the Old West.