powered by AFI
Working titles of the film were, Texas Legend and A Texas Story. Missouri Legend, the play on which Man from Texas is based, was about the life of Jesse James. Several of the characters and incidents in the play were retained in the film. James Craig appeared in a small part in the New York production of the play, which starred Dean Jagger as Jesse. According to the file on the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the Ohio Censorship Board eliminated all references to Baptists from the film and song lyrics about thinking, on Sundays, of robbing banks on Mondays. Modern sources add John Qualen to the cast, but he could not be identified in the print viewed.