- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 1937
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Top-billed rodeo champions are mysteriously dying just before important competitions. A beautiful government agent Carmen Serano (19 year old Rita Hayworth) falls in with a gang of racketeers in hopes of uncovering the killers. With his sidekick Lucky (Horace Murphy), Tex Ritter joins Carmen in tracking them, foiling a bank robbery and stopping a runaway carriage filled with dynamite. Little do they know the gang's plans include another murder!
Hayworth, a teenage starlet, was billed here as Rita Cansino. In this western, it seems that every time some "promoters" have anything to do with a rodeo, all the promising first prize contestants mysteriously die. A young woman goes undercover as a saloon entertainer to find out how these rodeo racketeers operate.
Tex Ritter always has a song for his sweethearts and fists for his foes. But in this western he really has his work cut out for him.
Someone has murdered his brother, so Tex and a pal, Lucky, ride the rodeo loop in search of the culprit. Their hunt takes them to Middleton, Texas.
There, Carmen, a government investigator, has gone behind the scenes of one rodeo to link the killings of several cowpoke performers to the bloody Barker Gang.
Because Tex does not know she is undercover, he volunteers his services to the local sheriff. The singing cowboy also becomes attracted to Carmen and gives her his heart.
But Barker and his cronies do not want Tex on their trail and deploy several tactics -- including a poisoned needle and a wagon full of TNT -- to destroy him!
- Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth appeared in "Trouble in Texas" under the screen name "Rita Cansino."
- Additional cast: Dick Palmer (Duke); Fred Parker (Sheriff); Tom Cooper (Announcer); Milt Morndi (First Townsman); Jack Smith (Bix); Shorty Miller (Henchman); George Morrell (Second Townsman); Chick Hannon; Oral Zumalt; Fox O'Callahan; Bob Crosby; and Harry Knight.
- Additional credits: Gus Peterson (cinematography); Frederick Bain (editor); Frank Sanucci (music director and song composer); Al Bryan (song lyricist); Larry Stock (song composer); Rudy Sooter (song composer/lyricist); Al Lane (production manager); and Bobbie Ray (assistant director).
- Songs include: "Song of the Rodeo"
"Down the Colorado Trail"
"The Looney Cowboy Band"
"Headin' for the Rio Grande"
"Streets of Laredo"
"Cowboy's Lament" (new arrangement)
Traditional western songs
- Produced by Boots and Saddles Pictures, Inc. Released by Grand National Films, Inc.