The Lucky Texan


56m 1934

Brief Synopsis

Jerry Mason (Wayne), a young Texan, and Jake Benson (Hayes), an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 22, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Lone Star Productions; Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Blacksmith Jerry Mason, a recent college graduate, and his partner, Jake Benson, an old friend of Jerry's deceased father, find a gold nugget in a horse's hoof and, with the help of a stray dog, locate the source of the gold in a nearby creek. Jerry and Jake decide not to file a claim but innocently sell their load to two dishonest assayers, Harris and Cole. The assayers take advantage of the prospectors by tricking Jake into signing over the deed to his ranch. Shortly after Jake pays off his debt on the blacksmith shop, Al Miller, the sheriff's son, robs the bank and almost kills bank executive Williams. Jake is accused of the crime, and in a daring chase, Jerry captures Al and returns the stolen money, while Jake is freed. Jake's granddaughter Betty returns from college to discover that Harris and Cole think they have successfully murdered Jake and are trying to claim his land. Jake, however, has survived the murder attempt and, dressed as a woman, attends the court hearing concerning his death. In disguise, Jake testifies to Harris and Cole's guilt, but when his skirt catches under Betty's chair, his true identity is exposed. Harris and Cole flee the courtroom, but Jerry and Jake apprehend them, restoring Jake's property. Now safe from the thieving assayers, Betty and Jerry marry.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 22, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Lone Star Productions; Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

Modern sources add Jack Rockwell, Artie Ortego, Tex Palmer, Tex Phelps and George Morrell to the cast.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1934

Released in United States 1934