While Tex Ritter (as Tex Masters) sings "Down the Colorado Trail", accompanied by harmonica-playing sidekick Horace Murphy (as Lucky), pretty government agent Rita Hayworth (as Carmen Serano) is sent out to investigate a series of mysterious rodeo deaths. Ms. Hayworth and Mr. Ritter cross paths in Middletown Valley, where Ritter is looking for the gang that killed his brother.
September 9, 2019 Subject:
Tex and Rita Handle Texas
An enjoyable, if typical, western based on the how do we get evidence to convict these guys principle. Along the way there is lots of exciting rodeo footage - if you fond steer roping, bronco busting and the like exciting - from somewhere. The film is all about Tex Ritter, who sings some songs along the way to getting the bad guys, and Rita Cansino (later Rita Hemingway), who looks great, acts okay, and does a nice, sort of seductive dance. Earl Dwire conveys just enough evil to be a convincing gang leader. And Horace Murphy as Ritter's sidekick provides the typical broad comic relief. There is enough gun play, fist fights and chase scenes to keep the action moving along.