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The Lucky Texan


Jerry Mason (Wayne), a young Texan, and Jake Benson (Hayes), an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

The Lucky Texan is a 1934 Lonestar Films B-movie Western (genre) film featuring John Wayne, five years before his breakthrough appearance in Stagecoach (1939 film), Barbara Sheldon, Gabby Hayes, and legendary stuntman–actor Yakima Canutt. It was directed by Robert N. Bradbury who also wrote it.
The plot concerns Wayne finding gold and making the mistake of trusting the local assayer.
It also contains a rare (perhaps unique) instance of "Gabby" Hayes sans beard and in drag.


  • John Wayne as Jerry Mason
  • Barbara Sheldon as Betty Benson
  • Lloyd Whitlock as Harris
  • George "Gabby" Hayes as Jake "Grandy" Benson
  • Yakima Canutt as Joe Cole
  • Eddie Parker as Al Miller (Sheriff's son)
  • Gordon De Main as Banker Williams
  • Earl Dwire as Sheriff Miller

See also

  • John Wayne filmography
  • 1934 in film

Category:1934 films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:English-language films
Category:Films directed by Robert N. Bradbury
Category:1930s Western (genre) films
Category:Monogram Pictures films
Category:American Western (genre) films

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