Cast & Crew
A United States Marshall is sent to the Mexican border by his superiors in Washington to investigate recent Indian raids and determine who has been stealing arms to smuggle across the border. Although Indians have reportedly been responsible for the raids, they are actually the work of Kildare, whose gang of outlaws wears Indian headresses during their crimes. To cover himself, Kildare assumes the identity of the marsal, whom he kills, and welcomes Tex Newman, who has been sent to assist the slain marshal. Kildare also tries to get Tex out of the way, but Tex is aided by Rosita, the daughter of the Mexican governor. Tex finally is able to establish Kildare as the gang's leader and captures him as they try to escape across the border.
Sam M. Lewis
Al Von Tilzer
According to a pre-production news item in Hollywood Reporter the song "Rancho Grande" was to be included the film, but no other source mentions that title and Variety notes five songs included in the picture, none of which bore that title. Film Daily Year Book credits Dimitri Tiomkin with "Starlight Over Texas," but no other source credits him with the song and he was probably credited in error. According to reviews and contemporary news items, this was the first Ritter film for Monogram Pictures. Following his departure from Grand National after completion of The Utah Trail in late June of 1938, Ritter signed to make Starlight Over Texas and Where the Buffalo Roam (see below) as the first two titles in his new arrangement with Monogram. Modern sources include the following additional cast members: Sherry Tansey, Martin Cazares, Horace B. Carpenter, Dave O'Brien, Denver Dixon, Chick Hannon, Tex Palmer, Carmen Alvarez, Jerry Gomez, Fred Velasco, Stelita, Eduardo Chaves and White Flash.