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Roll on Texas Moon (1946)

Passed  -  Action | Music | Western  -  12 September 1946 (USA)
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Roy Rogers tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and sheepherders.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trigger, Roy's Horse (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Jill Delaney
Dennis Hoey ...
Cole Gregory
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Cactus Kate Taylor
Francis McDonald ...
Steve Anders
Edward Keane ...
Frank B. Wilson
Kenne Duncan ...
Henchman Brannigan
Tom London ...
Sheriff Bert Morris
Harry Strang ...
Don Williams
Ed Cassidy ...
Tom Prescott (as Edward Cassidy)
Lee Shumway ...
Ned Barnes
Steve Darrell ...
Joe Cummings
Pierce Lyden ...
Henchman Stuhler


To get the Delaney ranch Cole's henchman Anders has started a phony range war between the cattlemen and sheepmen. After killing Delaney, he tries to kill his daughter Jill and then Roy who was sent to investigate the war. But the failed attempts gives Roy the information he needs. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Roy must stop a war between Cattlemen and Sheepmen
23 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When neighboring sheep rancher Delaney is found murdered on his property, by sheep-hating cattleman Gabby Whitaker, hostilities begin to heat up between the local factions. Cattleman Roy Rogers is quickly dispatched from the home office in Chicago to diffuse the situation and find the culprits. Evidence leads him to Delaney's sheep ranch where he joins forces with Delaney's daughter Jill (Dale Evans) over the protests of her old battle-axe aunt, cattle-hater Cactus Kate (Elisabeth Risdon).

Roll on Texas Moon is the first teaming of Roy and B-western Great director William Witney. Over the course of the next 5 years Witney would change the tone and style of the Roy Rogers' pictures from a musically oriented singing cowboy to an All-American Action Hero. After watching this one it's clear that Witney was really good at the latter, no so much with the former. Promising action sequences quickly give way to oddly selected and poorly placed musical numbers. One song has Roy singing a lullabye to Gabby and the title tune, introduced in a Gabby dream sequence, has Dale dressed as Little Bo peep, making Betty Boop faces at Roy. The whole number was just uncomfortable to look at. It should be noted that despite the inauspicious start, Witney righted the ship in their next film "Home in Oklahoma", a film very similar in substance and plot.

While you can occasionally see in this movie what was eventually to come of the Roy Rogers / William Witney collaboration, Roll on Texas Moon is not one of Roy's better movies. Recommended for die-hard Roy Rogers Fans only.

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