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Sunset on the Desert (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Western  -  1 April 1942 (USA)
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Roy is mistaken for a bad guy expected by the local outlaw gang. He goes undercover to pin the goods on the bad guys. Just as he is about to do so, the real bad guy shows up.

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Complete credited cast:
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Roy Rogers / Bill Sloan
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Lynne Carver ...
Ann Kirby
Frank M. Thomas ...
Judge Alvin Kirby
Beryl Wallace ...
Julie Craig
Glenn Strange ...
Deputy Louie Meade
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Ramsay McCall
Fred Burns ...
Jim Prentiss
Roy Barcroft ...
Deputy Nelson
Henry Wills ...
Deputy Ed
Forrest Taylor ...
George Belknap
Sons of the Pioneers ...
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Judge Kirby is being blackmailed and forced to let outlaws go free. He was once the partner of Roy's father and when Roy reads in the paper that he is in trouble he heads out to help him. Arriving, Roy quickly realizes he has been mistaken for one of the outlaws and is not wanted in town. However he stays, and now posing as that outlaw, hopes to learn who is causing all the problems. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Dueling Double Rogers
22 May 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

A villainous lawyer, along with crooked deputy Glenn Strange, blackmails a judge in order to effect a fake tax scheme in order to steal oil rich ranches. In rides Gabby Hayes and Roy Rogers, who's immediately mistaken for one of the baddies, a situation he uses to get to the bottom of things.

Another watchable Roy Rogers vehicle, this has a few nice twists, as well as enough action and pretty girls to keep this interesting throughout.

Roy and Gabby are in fine form, having to battle the good guys and the bad guys this time around, leading to a nifty climax with Roy facing off against his double.

This marks the third time Roy played dual roles, the first two being 1938's Billy The Kid Returns and the second being 1941's Jesse James At Bay.


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