The Texican

Synopsis: Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads north to find his brother's killer. After battling bounty hunters he arrives in Rimrock, a town controlled by Luke Starr. Starr is the man he wants but he unable to find any evidence until he is given an item found by his brother's body.
Director(s): Lesley Selander
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
91 min


Next time you let a prisoner get away,

try to keep him on your side of the river.

This ain't legal.

You can't take me back.

We're on Mexican soil.

And you'll be eating a mouthful of it

if you open your face again.

How'd you happen to find him

over there, Carlin?

I didn't. He found me,

tried to steal my horse.

He's a bad one. Killed a woman in El Paso.

I'll be glad to get him back...

but you're taking quite a chance

handing him over to me.

I've got no use for his kind.

That's not what I meant.

There's a price on your head in the States.

The Rio Grande is just over the rise.

Suppose I decide to take you back in, too?

You've known me for a long time.

I'd hate to see you try.

So long as you stay on this side of the river,

Carlin, I won't be looking for you.

But if you ever try to come across...

If I ever do decide to come back,

I'll remember that.

You don't have to run.

Your testimony could hang Luke Starr.

Yeah, and that's just why I'm getting out.

Starr doesn't know that you've talked to me.

- He doesn't even know where you are.

- Doesn't he?

This relay station

is only 12 miles from Rimrock.

He reached 20 times that far

to drive your brother into Mexico.

All right, then just give me

a signed statement how Luke framed him.

You're not asking for much, are you?

Look, I'll hire some men to ride with you.

They'll see you get out of the territory

before Luke even knows you're gone.

You'd do anything to get this story,

wouldn't you?

"Roy Carlin:
the fighting editor."

I'd do anything

to make this place fit to live in.

To rid the Cherokee Strip of Luke Starr.

And that goes

whether my paper prints the story or not.

Suppose I gave you

the signed statement you want.

Are you leather-brained enough to think...

Luke wouldn't send some men after me

no matter where I went?

- You help me nail Luke in a court of law--

- What law?

- Seen any around here lately?

- You give me the right evidence...

and I'll see

he's taken before a federal judge in Denver.

You're wasting your time, and mine.

Why can't you see it?

There's nothing to run from.

Once you cut the head off of a snake...

you don't worry about the rest of it, do you?

If you're talking about Luke Starr,

you've got a long way to go.

Me? I'm getting out while there's still time.

What's the matter?

You think you've seen a ghost?

I didn't expect to see you here, Luke.

There are a lot of surprises tonight.

Since when did you and Roy Carlin

become so friendly?

I hardly know him. Honest.

He was here when I came in.

At a relay station,

in the middle of the night?

What was he waiting for? A stagecoach?

It's liable to be a long wait.

Don't try it. We don't want to lose you.

- You know Gil Rio, don't you?

- We've met.

Seems to me I warned you before

about digging under rocks...

so you can find something to use against me.

I don't have to bend down to find it.


It's written all over everything you touch.

It's time somebody taught you some manners.

Maybe Gil's right.

For a man that doesn't carry a gun,

you talk mighty big.

A lot of people don't need a gun

to make themselves heard.

Before long, you're liable to be running up

against a lot of them.

Maybe. But you won't be around to see it.

What's going on here?

- How are you, Mr. Starr?

- What about him?

I don't think we have to worry about him.

Get on your horse and ride.

You're just gonna let him go?

I am.

You're not.

Take your time, give him a chance.

- Is that far enough?

- Yeah, I think so.

There's gonna be lot of talking about this.

What am I gonna say?

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John C. Champion

John C. Champion (October 13, 1923 in Denver, Colorado, United States – October 3, 1994 in Tarzana, California, US) was an American producer and screenwriter. more…

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