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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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Come And Get It
Written by Tim Spencer and Glenn Spencer
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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Roy Rogers Rides Again
4 September 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Plenty of amusement in this Roy Rogers movie as the folks borrow the plot of DESTRY RIDES AGAIN. Roy's father and grandfather were both old-fashioned, famous western sheriffs. Gabby Hayes fetches him out to deal with cattle rustlers.... but the FGI after his name is not the Federal Gureau of Investigation, but Fellow of the Geographical Institute.

As usual in these movies, a lot of care is taken for some lovely cinematography, although there are some obvious day-for-night shot given away by the shadows. The Sons of the Pioneers, as you might expect, show up to sing a few songs, and this high-class B Western is sure to please fans of the genre.


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