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Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941)

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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Gabriel Gabby Hornaday
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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 Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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14 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Jeanie Grayson (Marjorie Reynolds), a year later starred in the famous holiday film "Holiday Inn" with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. See more »

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[last lines]
Vance Corbin: But suppose you'd have gotten yourself killed?
Jeanie Grayson: Would you miss me?
Vance Corbin: Well, I couldn't very well get along with you.
Jeanie Grayson: Would you mind telling me why?
Vance Corbin: Well, uh, because you cook like a Chinaman.
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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
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Written by Stephen Foster
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In the Birth of a Nation tradition
28 July 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before the civil rights revolution post Civil War stories about the ravages the Confederate states had to endure under occupation was a common enough plot line for movies. This all started back in the early days of film with Birth of a Nation, continuing with Gone With the Wind.

You could never make Robin Hood of the Pecos today. Even clean living Roy Rogers shows a tinge of racism here when he meets actor Nick Stewart who refuses to help him because the law is after him. "Do as you're told," says Rogers sternly and Nick Stewart does just that. It's these kind of moments that made black people rightly ticked off at the film industry.

Roy is a former Confederate now operating as a Robin Hood type outlaw, battling the corrupt carpetbagger government as exemplified by Cy Kendall who's busy lining his own pockets with self-imposed tax money and having the Union occupying Army backing him up. He's actually the one who gets the acting honors in this film if honors can be given it.

I'm not even sure fans of the King of the Cowboys would go for this one.


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