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The Texans

The Texans
Theatrical poster
Directed by James P. Hogan
Produced by Lucien Hubbard
Written by

William Wister Haines
Bertram Millhauser

Paul Sloane
Based on North of '36 
by Emerson Hough
Starring Joan Bennett
Randolph Scott
Walter Brennan
Music by Gerard Carbonara
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Edited by LeRoy Stone
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates 12 August 1938
Running time 92 min
Country USA
Language English

The Texans is a 1938 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by James P. Hogan, and starring by Joan Bennett, Randolph Scott and Walter Brennan. The screenplay was written by William Wister Haines, Bertram Millhauser and Paul Sloane and is based on the story North of '36 by Emerson Hough.

Most of the exterior scenes were filmed about 30 miles (48 km) east of Cotulla, Texas on the 35,000-acre (140 km2) La Mota Ranch. Other scenes were filmed near Laredo, Texas. 2500 Texas Longhorns were used for the herd. Interior scenes were recorded at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The Texans premiered at San Antonio's Majestic Theater on July 16, 1938.[1]


  • Synopsis 1
  • Principal cast 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


After the Civil War, a Texas ranch owner (Bennett) is trying to move her cattle to market in Kansas to sell them. A Confederate veteran (Scott) becomes involved with her and learns she wants to use the money to help the South continue fighting. She is harassed on the cattle drive by corrupt Union Army officers and carpetbaggers.

Principal cast


  1. ^ Thompson, Frank. Texas Hollywood: Filmmaking in San Antonio Since 1910. San Antonio: Maverick Publishing Company, 2002. pp 39.

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