In Texas after the Civil War, Ballard has declared martial law intending to drive the ranchers out of the county. When Col. Davis ousts Ballard and Roy is elected Sheriff, his man Stacy ... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes,
Lambert owns the trucking line that ships cattle to market. When he raises his rates Roy decides to ship the cattle on the River Boat. When Lambert and his men are unable to stop the boat, they rustle the cattle.
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Bad guy Craig Allen, gambler and town boss, tries to take a gold mine inherited by innocent Chip Williams on her seventeenth birthday. Roy and his pal 'Teddy' Bear ride to help the girl and her cousin.
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 »
In the midst of the Civil War, Lassiter has a plan to get control of California. Working out of St. Joseph, he plans to send forged messages to the troops on the west coast via Pony Express. First he attempts to bribe Pony Express ride Roy Rogers. When Roy refuses he turns to the outlaw Johnson and his gang and this leads to trouble. Written by
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Who are those tough looking men?
The big one leaning against the post is Luke Johnson. They say he is an outlaw.
Well, why isn't he in prison?
This isn't Maryland, honey. This is the frontier. The last two marshals that went after Johnson are dead.
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Written by Russell Wood and Wayne Wood
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Frontier Pony Express finds Roy Rogers cast as the best rider that the Russell,Majors&Waddell firm employs for their new Pony Express. Though it only lasted barely a year the Pony Express has certainly become a legendary outfit. In real life they employed juveniles as they were light in the saddle and speed was essential, the same principle by which you hire jockeys. Buffalo Bill Cody worked for them when he was 13 years old.
As we also know it was that critical year of 1860 that the Pony Express operated and some southern gentleman are interested in the dispatches for the military it carries. When Roy Rogers can't be bribed the southerners resort to violence even making a deal with a notorious outlaw band headed by Noble Johnson. In fact the head southerner, a former US Senator Edward Keane has an agenda all his own.
Republic Pictures gave Roy two songs to sing the traditional Stephen Foster ballad My Old Kentucky Home and a song written for the film Rusty Spurs which Roy delivers in his warm style.
Getting the sidekick role is Raymond Hatton who played rustic types all the way back to the early silent years. Roy's leading lady is Lynne Roberts who in those early days before he met Dale Evans was his most frequent co-star.
Very traditional plot recycled thousands of times in these films and in more adult westerns. The front row kids liked this one I'm sure.
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