Like the state of Texas, everything about this film is big--big stars, big budget, big horizons. Gable is a cattle baron selected by Andrew Jackson (Barrymore) to seek out Sam Houston (Olsen) and persuade him not to make a separate peace with Mexico. The Mexican-Texan war is over and the
Alamo and San Jacinto are memories, but forces in Texas are now serious about making the state a separate country. It's Gable's job to persuade Olsen and others to bring Texas into the Union. En route to see Olsen, Gable runs into rough and tumble Crawford, a state senator who is pushing for a
treaty with Mexico and is backed not only by many influential people but by the British a...