Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven

Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (released as The Girl from Texas in the United Kingdom) is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by William Castle and starring Guy Madison and Diana Lynn. It is based on the 1943 novel Eddie and The Archangel Mike by Barry Benefield.

Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
Directed byWilliam Castle
Produced byRobert Golden
Screenplay byLewis Meltzer
Story byBarry Benefield
("Eddie and the Archangel Mike")
StarringGuy Madison
Diana Lynn
Music byArthur Lange
CinematographyWilliam C. Mellor
Edited byJames E. Newcom
Robert S. Golden Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • July 16, 1948 (1948-07-16)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budgetnearly $1 million[1]


Eddie Tayloe (Madison) is a reporter assigned to the Ft. Worth desk of a Dallas newspaper, and as the two neighboring cities are feuding, therefore has nothing to do. He dreams of becoming a New York City playwright, and a small inheritance from his grandfather gives him his chance. Quitting his job, he begins the long drive. Picking up hitchhiker Perry Denklin (Lynn), also looking for fame and fortune in New York, he shares with her encounters with various eccentric characters. The big city does not work out for either of them, and when Eddie finds Perry working in a Coney Island girlie show, he pulls her out and they find happiness together, buying a ranch back in Texas.[2]



With the film's July 1948 opening, a one-scene bit in the Dallas newspaper office as a copy boy marked the screen debut of World War II hero and future Western star Audie Murphy. His similarly small role in Beyond Glory had been filmed previously, but that production did not see release until September.[3] Mary Grant designed the film's costumes.


  1. HOLLYWOOD DEALS: Prospects Brighten for United Artists -Budget Runs Wild and Other Matters By THOMAS F. BRADY HOLLYWOOD.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Feb 1948: X5.
  2. Gossett, Sue. The Films and Career of Audie Murphy. Empire Publishing. pp. 24–25. ISBN 0944019226.
  3. Gossett, pp. 22-25.

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