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 <email@example.com>
Two Roys for the price of one here! There's "good" Roy - the singing cowboy we all love and admire - and "bad" Roy - or,rather, bad Bill - easy to spot because he's the one with a black eye! Roy, of course, spends most of the film pretending to be Bill in order to bring the real crooks to justice.
Sadly, the version of this movie that I watched is the shortened one - I suspect I may have lost one of the musical numbers - but there's still plenty to recommend. As well as Gabby and the Sons of the Pioneers, look out for Roy Barcroft. Although cast as a minor villain, he dominates the screen each time he appears. A really class act!
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