Morgan pays off Randy and Barry with a promissory note to be collected at the Blake ranch. They arrive to find Mrs. Blake sick and without any money, her back taxes due, her ranch hands departed, and her son in need of an operation. With Randy attracted to Janet and Barry hoping to help Danny, the two decide to stay. Written by
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Because this was directed by Gus Meins and featured Wally Albright-former director of Our Gang and former leading character of the series-I decided to watch this on Internet Archive in the chronological order parallel to the series' films since I'm now at 1937. This musical western stars a now-forgotten singer named Smith Ballew. He's okay doing the warbling but it's easy to see why he didn't stay long in the movies: He wasn't much of a heroic figure. Stanley Fields-who I just watched again as the sheriff in Laurel & Hardy's Way Out West-fares better as his sidekick and has some nice scenes with Albright whether singing with him or just talking with him. Wally's character can't walk so that ups the sympathy factor for him. Anyway, this was a nice filler for the double feature bill and at under an hour, just enough time for the story and music. So on that note, Roll Along, Cowboy is worth a look.
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