Young Guns of Texas

Young Guns of Texas is a 1962 CinemaScope DeLuxe Color Western directed by Maury Dexter and starring James Mitchum, Alana Ladd, Jody McCrea, and Chill Wills.[1] It is known for featuring the offspring of Robert Mitchum, Alan Ladd, Joel McCrea, and Chill Wills, the last also appearing in the film.[2]

Young Guns of Texas
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Directed byMaury Dexter
Produced byMaury Dexter
Written byHarry Spalding
StarringGary Conway
James Mitchum
Alana Ladd
Jody McCrea
Music byPaul Sawtell
Bert Shefter
CinematographyJohn M. Nickolaus Jr.
Edited byRichard Einfeld
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November 1962 (1962-11)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


Tyler Duane (Gary Conway) is expelled from West Point after the Civil War when his brother, a Union officer, is accused of stealing Army funds.



Filming took place in August 1962 in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Saguaro cacti, seen throughout the film, however, only grow in Arizona, necessitating filming in Tucson, Arizona's old Tucson Studios.[3]


  1. ^ "Young Guns of Texas". Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ YOUNG GUNS OF TEXAS Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 30, Iss. 348, (Jan 1, 1963): 134.
  3. ^ Dexter, Maury (2012). Highway to Hollywood (PDF). p. 113.

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