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 »
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Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason ... See full summary »
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.
Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, Skoville shoots the Sovereign by mistake but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year ... See full summary »
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 kills Davis. Ballard reinstates martial law and sentences Gabby to be executed. Roy luckily finds Stacy who has been shot by Ballard and now ready to confess. Written by
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Roy Rogers (as Vance) is appointed sheriff of a Texas town, following the Civil War. A former Confederate P.O.W., Mr. Rogers faces wicked carpetbaggers, led by Cy Kendall (as Ballard). Assisting Rogers is his ever present pal George "Gabby" Hayes (as Gabby), who happens to have a fetching niece, Marjorie Reynolds (as Jeanie). Sally Payne is along for the ride, as Belle Starr. Rogers must be the "Robin Hood" of the title, protecting the people from big tax collectors.
Rogers and Ms. Payne have a cool brawl (not with each other) and the acting from Rogers and team are a notch above the norm. However, Rogers' role of an ex-Confederate, in a post-Civil War setting, lends itself to some understandable questions about the representation of race - not the worst you'll see, but enough to stand out in a western with little else to notice.
** Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Marjorie Reynolds
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