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Sons of the Pioneers (1942)

Approved | | Western | 2 July 1942 (USA)
Night raiders are burning down the ranchers' barns and poisoning their cattle. Sheriff Gabby, unable to cope, goes east to get help from Roy, descendant of two famous sheriffs. Roy is a ... See full summary »

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Fur theives are looting the traps on the ranch where Roy is foreman and they have murdered one of Roy's friends. To complicate matters, the ranch owner, unknown to Roy, arrives with her ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne
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Bob Nolan (as Sons of the pioneers)
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Pat (as Sons of the Pioneers)
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Fiddle Player - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
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Louise Harper
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Jim Bixby
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Ellie Bixby
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Frank Bennett
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Matt - Henchman
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Night raiders are burning down the ranchers' barns and poisoning their cattle. Sheriff Gabby, unable to cope, goes east to get help from Roy, descendant of two famous sheriffs. Roy is a young entomologist who would rather study bugs than strap on guns. He finally gives in to Gabby's wishes and ends the terror. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Os Pioneiros da Liberdade  »

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Gabby Whitaker: Women. There oughta be a law agin' 'em.
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The West Is In My Soul
Written by Bob Nolan
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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A Chip Off the Old Blocks
5 September 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Roy Rogers is summoned by Sheriff "Gabby" Hayes to save a modern day town from a gang of cattle-poisoning arsonists. Gabby believes Mr. Rogers, if elected Sheriff, will follow in the footsteps of his Roy Rogers namesakes (including his father and grandfather). However, Rogers seems meek and mild; though a popular man, townspeople wonder if he is up to the job.

This is an interesting Rogers vehicle in that the character is presented as a hero perhaps not up to the task at hand; no points for guessing how he does, finally! There is the expected "shootout" to end the film, but it really peaks earlier as Rogers' car is stolen; he gets the car back in fine form. Rogers sings with Gabby, with Bob Nolan and the "Sons of the Pioneers", and with some unfortunately intrusive dialog.

**** Sons of the Pioneers (1942) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Maris Wrixon


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