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Two Guys from Texas

Two Guys from Texas(1948)

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Steve Carroll and Danny Foster, partners in a singing and dancing act, are traveling across Texas on their way to California when they run out of gas. Leaving their car on the side of the road, they hitch a ride to a nearby dude ranch with Link Jessup and his secretary, Jim Crocker. When Jessup hears Steve and Danny's story, he suddenly remembers that he has unfinished business in town and leaves the two men to walk the rest of the way to the ranch. There, Steve and Danny try to convince Joan Winston, the owner, to give them room and board in exchange for their talents. At first Joan refuses, but when she learns that they are friends of Maggie Reed, a singer working at the ranch, she agrees to let them stay for the night. Steve decides that Danny should be psychoanalyzed in order to get over his animal phobia and, to this end, asks Dr. Straeger, a guest at the ranch, to talk to Danny. Straeger protests that he is not a psychiatrist, but agrees to see what he can do. When Steve and Danny discover that their car has been stolen, the sheriff, "Tex" Bennett, investigates, but only seems concerned by the interest that Joan, with whom he has an "understanding," shows in Steve. The following day, Danny talks to Straeger and reveals to him a recurring dream in which he is a shepherd who loses his flock of sheep to a wolf who looks like Steve. After Straeger tells Danny that he is jealous of Steve's success with women and has displaced his anxiety on to animals, he advises Danny to take a girl away from Steve. Danny then makes a play for Joan just when she is being forced to choose between Steve and Tex. In order to avoid the issue, she agrees to take a walk with Danny and later kisses him. By the next day, Danny has lost his fear of animals. On the day of the annual rodeo, Jessup and Crocker, who are really thieves, steal the rodeo entry fees and use Danny and Steve's car for their getaway. Because of this, Tex believes that Danny and Steve are guilty and happily arrests them. Later, Danny and Steve escape from jail and, in disguise, sneak back to the ranch, where Danny overhears Jessup and Crocker plotting to steal the rodeo receipts. The two men decide to attend the rodeo, stop the robbery and clear their names. At the rodeo, Danny's fake mustache falls off, and trying to evade the relentless Tex, he accidentally mounts a wild horse and wins the contest. Then Steve reveals that Jessup and Crocker are the real criminals. Later, Danny's cure almost fails when he learns that Straeger is a veterinarian, but finally realizes that his phobia is gone for good. Steve and Joan decide to marry, as do Maggie and Tex.