|Betty Hutton||Texas Guinan|
|Arturo de Córdova||Bill Romero Kilgannon|
|Charles Ruggles||Cherokee Jim|
|Albert Dekker||Joe Cadden|
|Barry Fitzgerald||Michael ``Mike'' Guinan|
|Mary Philips||Bessie Guinan|
In 1909, lively Texas Guinan attends a Wild West show and, dressing like a man, enters a bucking bronco contest and wins. Impressed by her audacity, the show's manager, Bill, hires her. In order to help support her family, Texas joins the rodeo and thrills the audience with her daredevil act. Texas and Bill soon fall in love, but Bill refuses to marry her, so Texas leaves the show for the bright lights of Broadway -- not realizing that Bill hides a secret.