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King of the Cowboys (1943)

Passed  -  Western  -  9 April 1943 (USA)
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Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

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Smiley Burnette ...
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Bob Nolan
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Judy Mason
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Maurice - the Mental Marvel
Dorothea Kent ...
Ruby Smith
Lloyd Corrigan ...
William Kraley - Governor's Secretary
James Bush ...
Dave Mason
Russell Hicks ...
Texas Governor Shuville
Irving Bacon ...
Alf Cluckus - the Jailer
Norman Willis ...
Henchman Buxton
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Storyline

The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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It's World War II and saboteurs are menacing Texas. Only singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wonder horse Trigger can save the day!

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Western

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9 April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Missão Perigosa  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Bob Nolan is the voice of the announcer on the car radio in the flashback sequence. See more »

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A flashback scene that takes place literally on the Texas-Arkansas border features a rugged desert landscape not found within hundreds of miles of Texarkana. See more »

Quotes

Frog Millhouse: Roy, you're dead. And long as you stay dead you ain't gonna get killed!
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Roy Rogers Is The Cowboy King
1 July 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Ya-hoo!

This is probably one of the best of the Roy Rogers Westerns from the 1940s.

By 1942 Roy Rogers' popularity as a "Singing Cowboy" had increased by leaps and bounds. With Gene Autry out of the picture and away on the war-effort in Europe, Republic Studios replaced him with Rogers.

Known as "Poverty Row", Republic took a big chance and doubled their usual skimpy budget on this picture. It was a gamble that paid off handsomely and made Roy Rogers a house-hold name and idol to Western movie fans everywhere.

In King Of The Cowboys, Roy Rogers sings a little, fights a little, and even loves a little. (well, sort of)

Rogers plays a government agent working undercover as a rodeo performer trying to infiltrate a ring of saboteurs. These bomb-crazy scoundrels are a ruthless bunch led by a phony-baloney carnival mind-reader.

All around the state of Arizona these villains are bombing warehouses, left, right, and center. It's now up to Roy Rogers to put a stop to their dastardly deeds.

Can Roy stop these nasty-minded criminals before another crime is committed? Watch and find out why Roy Rogers is called King Of The Cowboys!

And, Happy trails to you.....


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