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Shine On, Harvest Moon -- Roy becomes a peacemaker between rival cattle rustlers in a fierce range war.


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Jack Natteford (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 December 1938 (USA) See more »
The one time partnership between two men has turned into a full fledged range war. Roy is the son of one of the former partners... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Lynne Roberts ... Claire Brower (as Mary Hart)
Myrtle Wiseman ... Lulu Belle (as Lulu Belle and Scotty)
Scott Wiseman ... Scotty (as Lulu Belle and Scotty)

Stanley Andrews ... Pa Jackson

William Farnum ... Milt Brower
Frank Jaquet ... Homer Sheldon
Chester Gunnels ... Chester
Matty Roubert ... Ben Jackson
Pat Henning ... Shag Jackson

Jack Rockwell ... Foreman Jim Mason
Joe Whitehead ... Sheriff Clay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ... Man at Picnic (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Rustler (uncredited)
Bob Card ... Rancher (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Man at Meeting (uncredited)
Jim Corey ... Henchman (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Henchman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Rancher (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Hogg ... Musician (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Doc Brady (uncredited)
Jack Ingram ... Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Rustler (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll ... Rancher (uncredited)
Eva McKenzie ... Woman at Picnic (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Rustler (uncredited)

George Montgomery ... Rustler (uncredited)
Bill Nestell ... Burly Rustler (uncredited)
George Plues ... Rustler (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ... Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Man at Picnic (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... Rider (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Rancher (uncredited)
Al Taylor ... Henchman (uncredited)

Trigger ... Trigger (uncredited)
Blackjack Ward ... Rustler (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Slim (uncredited)

Dan White ... Rancher (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Kane  (as Joe Kane)
Writing credits
Jack Natteford (original screenplay)

Produced by
Charles E. Ford .... associate producer
Cinematography by
William Nobles 
Film Editing by
Lester Orlebeck 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (uncredited)
Production Management
Al Wilson .... production manager
George DeNormand .... stunts (uncredited)
George Montgomery .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double (uncredited)
Duke Taylor .... stunt double (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Music Department
Cy Feuer .... musical director
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

USA:57 min | USA:54 min (edited version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)
UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #4881)

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Movie Connections:
Remade as The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)See more »
The Man in the Moon is a CowhandSee more »


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Roy Don't Partner With Crooks, 23 May 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Shine On Harvest Moon, the popular standard made famous by Nora Bayes in vaudeville and the stage, serves as the title song for this early Roy Rogers western. In this film Roy and William Farnum are partners in a ranch in Wyomng that's been having hard times. They've got no cattle of their own, they're just renting out their land for other herds to feed on at the moment.

Farnum has a former partner played by Stanley Andrews who turned bad. Andrews plays Ed Jackson who has a pair of what look like inbred sons and has a valley hideout he calls the 'hole'.

Somebody's giving Andrews some inside information enabling his rustling operation to be always a step ahead of the law. Suspicion falls on Farnum. But you know Roy Rogers wouldn't partner with a crook, so he does some investigating on his home. Roy's spurred on by the fact that Farnum has pretty Lynne Roberts as a daughter who Roy kind of likes.

Shine On Harvest Moon is a pretty good B western, one of Roy's better early ones. And it was nice learning that Shine On Harvest Moon is also identified with another popular performer besides Nora Bayes.

And because I got curious I looked up Jackson Hole, Wyoming and no the area was not named for a famous outlaw hideout.

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