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Sons of the Pioneers (1942)

 -  Western  -  2 July 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sons of the Pioneers ...
Musicians, Cowhands
Bob Nolan ...
Bob Nolan (as Sons of the pioneers)
Pat Brady ...
Pat (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Hugh Farr ...
Fiddle Player - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Karl Farr ...
Guitar Player - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Tim Spencer ...
Member Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Lloyd Perryman ...
Member Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Maris Wrixon ...
Louise Harper
Forrest Taylor ...
Jim Bixby
Minerva Urecal ...
Ellie Bixby
Bradley Page ...
Frank Bennett
Hal Taliaferro ...
Henchman Matt
Chester Conklin ...
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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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2 July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Pioneiros da Liberdade  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Gabby Whitaker: Women. There oughta be a law agin' 'em.
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Trail Herdin' Cowboy
Written by Bob Nolan
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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A Hard Ridin' Hard Shootin' Chemist
14 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

With a little bit borrowed from Destry Rides Again, Roy Rogers gets the job as sheriff in his hometown of Rogers City where there's been a lot of rustling and even epidemics of hoof and mouth disease that are driving the local ranchers to get out. Gabby Hayes and Pat Brady go east to bring Roy back to the place where both his father and grandfather were sheriffs before and which place is also named after them.

Needless to say that they're a bit disappointed that Roy is happy and content as a research chemist. But as it turns out those skills are exactly what's needed to get the evidence and then get the villains. Not that Roy eschews riding and shooting by any means.

Maris Wrixson who usually plays sophisticated women or gangsters molls was an unusual choice for a leading lady for Roy. Still she acquits herself well.

But I might have rated this one a bit higher if wasn't for one of the most colossal pieces of stupidity ever shone on screen. While the bad guys have Roy, Gabby, and Pat at bay, what does Gabby do but start practicing his juggling act with bottles of nitroglycerin. Damn near blows them all up. In fact Gabby also at one point tips Roy's hand to the bad guys with his big stupid mouth. Gabby is usually amusing, but never downright stupid as he is in Sons Of The Pioneers.

And speaking of them Bob Nolan and the group are here lending support to their former member. Though the group really has nothing to do with the title of the film and the title gives you no information as to the story, the film is still a good Roy Rogers film even Gabby's idiocy.


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