Deadwood is controlled by Ripper's gang that has rendered the Sheriff and the Judge powerless. When Gabby's medicine show featuring Roy arrives they are quickly run out. They join the Laramie Gap gang that is fighting Ripper and when Gabby's inheritance money is stolen they rob the stage to get it back, Getting the money and the names assigned to it, Roy hopes this evidence will enable the Judge to bring law and order to Deadwood. Written by
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Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, and Sally Payne are members of "Professor Blackstone's Medicine Show". Their offering of tuneful entertainment and elixir receives a poor reception in the town of Deadwood, led by Bad Man Hal Taliaferro (as Ripper). They decide to stick around and extinguish the "Bad Man of Deadwood" and his wicked gang.
The Rogers/Hayes/Payne trio (plus cute pet) are a treat as "Medicine" show people. This is an above average, concise Rogers western. Carol Adams (as reporter Linda Barrett) is a good romantic interest for Mr. Rogers; though, they don't flirt enough. It's great to see silent star Monte Blue and weasely Jay Novello among the fine supporting players. It's all lower cost level movie stuff, but ever so pleasant.
***** Bad Man of Deadwood (1941) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Carol Adams
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