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Billy the Kid Returns (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  4 September 1938 (USA)
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After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ... See full summary »

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Smiley Burnette ...
Lynne Roberts ...
Ellen Moore (as Mary Hart)
Morgan Wallace ...
Fred Kohler ...
Matson (as Fred Kohler Sr.)
Wade Boteler ...
Edwin Stanley ...
Nathaniel Moore
Horace Murphy ...
Mr. Miller - Homesteader
Joseph Crehan ...
U.S. Marshal Dave Conway
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Mr. Page
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After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ranchers. As Billy's death is unknown, Roy gets Garrett to let him pose as Billy to continue the fight, but without the killing. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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MARSHAL of LAW...MASTER of MEN...he fights for right and the girl he loves! (original poster)


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4 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Billy the Kid kehrt zurück  »

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An LA Times print ad dated 9/5/1938 shows that this film had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theater on that date on a double bill with I'll Give a Million (1938), with a personal appearance by Roy Rogers, "Acclaimed the Screen's Greatest Find of the Year, Singing the Songs of the West ... The Songs You Love Best!" See more »

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Roy Rogers: These men claim that I'm Billy the Kid and it ain't so.
[Points to Frog]
Roy Rogers: Right here's a man who knows me.
Henchman: Yeah, well who knows him?
[Frog points to Roy]
Frog Millhouse: Well he does.
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Sing a Little Song About Anything
Written by Smiley Burnette
Sung by Smiley Burnette
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His Robin Hood ways
12 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For Roy Rogers second starring feature Republic Pictures had him play Billy The Kid in Billy The Kid Returns. He also plays a nice chap named Roy Rogers who wants to become a deputy sheriff to Pat Garrett.

When the film opens we see Roy as Billy breaking out of that famous shootout at McSween's store and later shot down by Pat Garrett played here by Wade Boteler. But Roy as Roy arrives from Texas and is mistaken for the notorious outlaw. As he's a good guy Garrett keeps up the deception as Billy continues his Robin Hood ways of helping the homesteaders and robbing the cattle barons to do it All this is winked at by Boteler because he's under pressure to protect the new settlers.

In the end through the aid of Smiley Burnette on loan from Gene Autry films and playing his Frog Millhouse character Garrett and Rogers find a way to get the cattlemen good and nailed for their crimes. In the meantime Roy finds a bit of romance with Lynne Roberts the storekeeper's daughter. Roberts would be Roy's leading lady in most of his early films.

A couple of nice western ballads are included for Roy in this second film which proved that his success in Under Western Stars was not a flash in the pan.


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