The Texas Rangers

Synopsis: Jim Hawkins and Wahoo Jones are stagecoach robbers who head to Texas to find Sam McGee, their partner. Once there, low on funds, they join the Texas Rangers, come across Sam, and decide to run their game by sending Sam inside information. Meanwhile, though, in pacifying rebellious Indians, Jim and Wahoo start to take on the code of the Rangers, and the daughter of the Ranger's major sets her sights on Jim. Can there be honor among thieves, or are Jim, Wahoo, and Sam on a collision course? As a lawless frontier becomes a civilized land, which side will the boys chose?
Director(s): King Vidor
Production: Paramount Pictures
98 min


A thousand miles from El Paso

to the border of Louisiana,

1, 000 miles from the gulf

along the winding, colorful

waters of the Rio Grande,

from Mexico to the Panhandle,


Across this vast empire

moved first

the shaggy buffalo

and then cattle

in great herds,

raiding red men

and marauding white men,

and later, as the 19th century

was nearing its end,

the settlers who had

established themselves

in this frontier wilderness

were beset by desperadoes

and outlaws,

and it was in order

to make life safe,

to ensure prosperity

and progress,

that, early in the American

occupation of Texas,

an organization known

as the Texas Rangers

was formed,

Throughout their history,

the Rangers have been men

of exceptional character,

unyielding courage,

rare physical endurance,

Hard riding, fast shooting,

Their service

was to a state they loved,

For an ideal, they were

willing to give up

their lives, and gladly,

To the Texas Rangers,

this picture is dedicated,

Come on, donkeys!


Get up there, Ginger!




Put up your hands!

Throw down

that express box!

AII right, get down.

Open the door.

Get out peaceably, folks.

The gentlemen will keep

their hands up.


You in the hat,

bring me that express box!

Don't do it, son.

Don't do what?

Hold up this coach.

This isn't a holdup.

We're just resting

our horses.

Pass your hat.

This is for charity, folks.

We want money and jewelry.

It's a vile outrage,

a shame.

These people paid

their fares. They're

entitled to my protection.

Shut up. I haven't killed

a stagecoach driver

in a Iong time.

You're my witnesses.

I'm doing this

against my will.

Tourist. My passport.

Put it in.


Oh, dear. Oh, please.

Snap it up, blubber puss.

I'II warm you up

with some hot Iead.

This is an heirloom.

AII right, keep it.

Oh, thank you.

I'II take

that watch instead.

Aw, Iisten, my grandpa

give me this watch

on his deathbed.

I told him

I'd never part with it.

You're parting

with it now.


AII right,

get back in Iine.

Everybody face the coach!

Keep 'em in the air!

AII right, amigo,



The dirty, thieving, robbing,

Iying sons of coyotes!

So they rob

my stagecoach, huh?

I'II show 'em!

Killing's too good for 'em,

but I'II get 'em. I'II get 'em

if it's the Iast thing

I ever do on this earth.

I'II shoot 'em on sight

quicker than I'd shoot

a rattlesnake!

The dirty, Iying,

thieving buzzards!


I lived up on the square

I never had any pocket change

And I thought that hardly fair

But out upon the highway

I went to rob and steal

And when I met a stagecoach

How happy I did feel


How happy I did feel


Boy, what voices.

Ah, grandfather's turnip.

Give it to me.

Here you are.

And there's your

collection plate, Deacon.

Look, Jim, I'm very easy

to get along with,

but you're going too far.

These two, I don't mind,

but, Iook, today,

he tried to put

a permanent part in my hair.

Now, Iisten,

will you cut it out?

Sure, you want

to be more careful.

Jim, you're Iiable to kill

Wahoo. Then we'II have

to break in a new man.

I Iike to miss him close.

It's good practice.

Yeah, I get a Iot

of sympathy here, don't I?

I got a mind to save

this one for Maria.

Say, I'd give everything

here right now

just to have

that Iittle "enchilady"

sitting in my Iap tonight,

Iooking at me

with those big brown eyes

and running her fingers

through my hair,

saying, "Mi dulcito pepecito, "

I'm keeping

this Iittle trinket

for that same Maria.

Who, you?

Of course, I've never

seen her yet, but then

she's never seen me, either.

Well, I got something here.

She never seen me, neither.

How far is it, Sam?

Just across Arkansas,

skip or two down Texas

toward the Rio Grande.

Rio Grande?

Too far.

I tell you, you boys go down

and meet the enchilada.

I'II take all the money.

Wait here till you...

Hey, wait a minute!

Wait a minute!


Stay where you are, fellows!

MAN 2:

Put up your hands!

We've got you surrounded!


Don't try nothing funny.

You ain't got a chance!

They'II hang us, sure.

Let's take a chance

and run for it.

CIose in on 'em, boys!

We can't make it.

Being shot's

better than hanging.

They're all around us.

They'II be scared

of hitting

each other, Jim.

Make a run for the horses

when I douse the fire.

MAN 1:

Let 'em have it, boys!

MAN 2:
They're making

a break for it!

Don't Iet 'em get away!

There goes one of 'em!

Get 'em!

Go get 'em!


How do you expect to find

Sam down in this country?


No towns,

no ranch houses,

no gals, no nothing.

We ain't seen a jackrabbit

in two days.

Boy, you can't tell me

we're still

in the United States.

We'II find Sam

if I have to shove you down

every prairie-dog hole

in Texas.

He always swore

he'd go back to his Maria.

Maria. We've talked

to 60 Marias.

Every Mexican gal's name

is Maria,

but none of them know

Sam McGee.

Buenos dias, seorita,

We are the good friends

of Sam McGee.

Have you seen him?

Do you know him?


No, seor, I do not know

this man you call Sam McGee,

but I have a cousin,

Maria Theresa,

who Iives in Casablanca.

She is very pretty.

Maybe she know him,

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