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Three Texas Steers

USA 1939
produced by
William Berke (associate) for Republic
directed by George Sherman
starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan (= Ray 'Crash' Corrigan), Max Terhune, Carole Landis, Ralph Graves, Roscoe Ates, Collette Lyons, John Merton, Billy Curtis, Ted Adams, Stanley Blystone, David Sharpe, Ethan Laidlaw, Lew Kelly, and as gorilla: Naba (= Ray Corrigan = Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
screenplay by Betty Burbridge, Stanley Roberts, based on characters created by William Colt MacDonald, music by William Lava

Three Mesquiteers, Republic's Three Mesquiteers

review by
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Nancy Evans (Carole Landis) not only runs a highly successful circus, she also owns a ranch in Mesquite she has never been to. But when she receives an offer to sell the ranch for $1,000, she turns it down for the ranch's sentimental value - after all it has been left to her by her grandpa. Shortly after that, accidents start to happen, accident that before long run her circus into the ground. She now probably could save herself at least by selling the ranch, but instead she decides to move to the ranch with those closest to her - much to the dismay of her manager George, who's part of an organisation to get their hands on the ranch as they could sell the land for $75,000 for its rich watter supplies. Wanting to take charge of her ranch, Nancy runs into the three Mesquiteers - Stony Brooke (John Wayne), Tucson Smith (Ray Crash Corrigan) and Lullaby Joslin (Max Terhune) - who live on the ranch next door which Nancy initially mistakes for hers. The Mesquiteers soon notice there's something fishy going on when Nancy's ranch is attacked, and persuade her to mortgage her ranch to gather enough money to put up a show at the town's fair - but that goes horribly wrong when Lullaby loses the deed to Mike Abbott (John Merton), who's secretly in league with George, and somehow everything eventually makes Nancy suspect the Mesquiteers of trying to trick her out of her ranch. The Mesquiteers then collect evidence against George, but having no way to prove his guilt to Nancy, they have to steal her circus horse in order to win a trotting race in order to save her ranch. They fail though on a massive scale, but the local sheriff (Roscoe Ates) is a decent fellow and sees the good in them, so he lets them and Nancy's horse escape to both win the race and bring the real baddies of the piece to justice.

The circus scenes at the beginning of this film were lifted from the 1937 production Circus Girl (John H. Auer).

 

Now in terms of trivia, Three Texas Star is most certainly a special episode since Ray Crash Corrigan plays not only his regular role of Tucson Smith but also as Nancy's gorilla. It's somewhat disappointing then though that the gorilla's only in it for a few laughs and carries nothing of the actual plot. That point of critique out of the way, this is actually quite an entertaining entry into the Three Mesquiteers-series, as it balances out the action rather well with bits of comedy and gets nice splashes of colour from the circus background. And Carole Landis makes a good female lead, ably supported by Collette Lyons as her second in command and Billy Curtis as diminuitive strongman. Now sure, this is no classic, maybe not even one of the best in the series, but good entertainment still.

 

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