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Three Texas Steers

Released May 12, 1939 56m Western List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
When George Ward (Ralph Graves), the manager of a traveling circus, learns of a ranch sitting on valuable real estate left to his boss, Nancy Evans (Carole Landis), he attempts to force her to sell it to him cheaply by manufacturing a series of accidents to bankrupt the business. Ward will stop at nothing to get the property, but luckily Evans happens to cross paths with the Three Mesquiteers (John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune), who attempt to save her, the circus and the ranch. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This might be the Three Mesquiteers' funniest film but it's far from their best. Rated: C Feb 28, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Bill T An OKAY Mesquiteers vehicle here. I mean, when you have an ape, or of course, a man in a bad monkey suit, in the movie.. well.. Anyways, a lady who owns a circus and a large desirable piece of land gets into some financial trouble because of some "circus troubles", but still refuses to sell the land, and instead chooses to live on it, making the people who want the land (which includes her manager.. but she doesn't know that!) rather angry. The mesquiteers get involved in this kerfuffle, and it all winds up with a horse race so that they can get the money to revive the circus and keep her land! Rather strange, and not in a good way. I think this is where Max Calhune got off, and John Wayme wouldnt be too far behind. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Outstanding movie John Wayne is my family favorite actor Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review ashley h Besides of course John Wayne, two other movie legends got parts in the B western series The Three Mesquiteers. One was Jennifer Jones and second in this film was Carole Landis. After whole bunch of bit roles, Carole got the female lead here in Three Texas Steers. Right after that she got signed for her breakthrough role in One Million, BC with a 20th Century Fox contract to boot. Here Carole is the owner of a circus who all of a sudden runs into streak of horrible bad luck. Due to lot of accidents her circus has to fold and she retreats to her ranch. It's a pretty broken down place, but fortunately the one piece of good luck she has is the fact that The Three Mesquiteers own the neighboring ranch. The boys are bit oafish in this one and Max Terhune manages to get himself swindled which nearly puts them all down the toilet, both the Mesquiteers and the Landis spread. Of course things work out all right in the end as Carole finds out who's behind her bad luck and why her ranch is so valuable. Carole Landis had lot of beauty and lot of talent in one package. It's interesting to see her at this point in her career, before she went totally platinum blond. Too bad she and the Duke never got to work together again when both were A list stars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When George Ward (Ralph Graves), the manager of a traveling circus, learns of a ranch sitting on valuable real estate left to his boss, Nancy Evans (Carole Landis), he attempts to force her to sell it to him cheaply by manufacturing a series of accidents to bankrupt the business. Ward will stop at nothing to get the property, but luckily Evans happens to cross paths with the Three Mesquiteers (John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune), who attempt to save her, the circus and the ranch.
Director
George Sherman
Producer
William Berke
Screenwriter
Betty Burbridge, Stanley Roberts
Distributor
Republic Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 12, 1939, Original
Release Date (DVD)
May 23, 2006
Runtime
56m