6.9/10
47
2 user 1 critic

Red River Valley (1941)

Approved | | Western | 12 December 1941 (USA)
Ranchers, with the help of Roy, raise money to build a reservoir but lose it to a gambler through a crooked stock deal.

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Roy is a government man sent to solve a novel crime problem: a woman flirts with unsuspecting ranchers in order to get information from them which she passes on to her cattle-rustling gang.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jesse James joins with Missouri settlers in their battle with rich, land-grabbing railroad tycoons.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne
Action | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Molybdenum is a hard, gray metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. It is also used in fertilizers, dyes and enamels. Well, anyway, Roy's ranch is full of ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Raymond Hatton
Silver Spurs (1943)
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Roy's boss has inherited a very large ranch but the will keeps him from selling it although his widow could. Lucky Miller is out to get control of the ranch so he has a girl come west to ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Smiley Burnette
Idaho (1943)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan
Song of Texas (1943)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man of no worth brags to his daughter back East that he is rich and owns a big ranch. When she decides to pay a visit to her father, Roy and his buddies agree to pretend that the poor man is the owner of the ranch.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Sheila Ryan, Barton MacLane
Certificate: Passed Action | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

Director: B. Reeves Eason
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant
Eyes of Texas (1948)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Lynne Roberts
Southward Ho (1939)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In post Civil War Texas a former Union officer is the government's chief law enforcement official and tax collector. Roy discovers that the man is also the head of an outlaw gang.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A crooked businessman is trying to sell cattle infected with deadly hoof-and-mouth disease. He has the local veterinarian murdered to cover up his plans.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Roy is mistaken for a bad guy expected by the local outlaw gang. He goes undercover to pin the goods on the bad guys. Just as he is about to do so, the real bad guy shows up.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lynne Carver
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Sally Payne ...
...
...
Kay Sutherland
Robert Homans ...
Sheriff Sutherland
Hal Taliaferro ...
Murdock
Lynton Brent ...
Feld
Sons of the Pioneers ...
Musicians
Edit

Storyline

To bring water to their valley, ranchers have raised money to build a dam. When that money is stolen, Allison suggests the ranchers sell their stock to a friend of his thereby getting the money needed to complete the dam. Roy has a clue that Allison was involved in the robbery and is out to get control of the valley. So Roy and the boys try to delay the sale of the stock while they look for proof against Allison. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 December 1941 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Kay Sutherland: You know, you haven't any proof against Mr. Allison.
Roy Rogers: I guess you're right. But if I ever catch him I'm going to pick him up by the heels, and if a hundred and eighty-two thousand dollars falls out, I'll know I'm right.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Six Gun Theater: Red River Valley (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Springtime on the Range
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Spencer
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Change of Direction for Roy
24 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Singing star Roy Rogers returns to his home to find that the the money the town raised to finance their much needed dam project has been stolen. The town desperate for water agrees to sell their interest in the dam over to Allison (Trevor Bardette). Roy suspicious of Allison tries to stop the rest of the town, headed by cranky Sheriff Sutherland (Robert Homans) from signing over their water rights. Aided by Gabby Whittaker (Gabby Hayes), his daughter (Sally Payne), and the Sons of the Pioneers, Roy tries to thwart plans to steal the town's water. If that means Roy has to commit a few felonies along the way to stop the bad guys, then so be it.

Released in 1941 this Joseph Kane directed entry in the Roy Rogers series marks a change in the style of Roy's westerns. His prior movies were contemporaneous and historically oriented with Roy playing parts like Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill. Red River Valley ushers Roy into the Automobile Age Western where people hitch their horses beside station wagons. Kane over a period of several years shifted to more musically oriented releases eventually changing Roy's singing cowboy movies into musical lollapaloozas. This one strikes a nice balance between the singing and the action. Roy is re-united with his former group, The Son's of the Pioneers, who get in several well done numbers.

This movie also marks the first teaming of Roy with future sidekick Pat Brady. Brady would continue to be featured and become a mainstay of Roy's movies continuing on through Roy's television series in the 1950's. Despite the fact that Roy's best movies lay ahead of him under the direction of William Witney, this movie maybe more than any other, marks the beginning of what most most fans would soon come to remember as the classic Roy Roger's Western.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Red River Valley (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?