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Young Buffalo Bill (1940)

Passed | | Western | 12 April 1940 (USA)
Buffalo Bill, who bears virtually no relation to the real one, gets in a fight over mining lands in New Mexico. Indians besiege a Spanish rancho and the U.S. Cavalry rides to the rescue.

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Pauline Moore ...
Tonia Regas
Hugh Sothern ...
Don Regas
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Julian Rivero ...
Pancho
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Emelio Montez
Steve Pendleton ...
Jerry Calhoun (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Wade Boteler ...
Colonel Joseph Calhoun
Anna Demetrio ...
Elena
Estelita Zarco ...
Dolores
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It's 1860 and the old Spanish land grants are being surveyed. Montez is after part of Don Regas' rancho and gets the surveyor to alter the boundary. But Don Regas still has the original grant written on a bandanna. Montez sends Indians after it but Bill Cody and Gabby fight them off and a wounded Gabby unknowingly ends up with the missing million dollar deed wrapped around his arm for a bandage. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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12 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Buffalo Bill, Plainsman  »

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Rollin' Down to Santa Fe
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Written by Walter G. Samuels
Sung by Roy Rogers and George 'Gabby' Hayes
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Production Line Rogers
4 September 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Roy Rogers stars as "Young Buffalo Bill" Cody, surveying the New Mexico landscape, fighting off Comanche Indians, and defending a diamond mine. And, wouldn't you know it? - "Buffalo Bill" had a sidekick named "Gabby", played by George "Gabby" Hayes! Pauline Moore (as Tonia) adds some feminine charm to the running time.

The film's highlight is its generous location footage. Not New Mexico, of course, but California; and there are specific sequences are from rocky Vasquez Park, according to IMDb data. Otherwise, this is a very rushed looking western. Produced off of the Roy Rogers Republic western-production-line, with the expected quality control. Mr. Rogers' musical interludes are below par. The story is unimaginative, and you have to wonder about the sobriety of certain cast and crew…

** Young Buffalo Bill (1940) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Pauline Moore


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