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Roll on Texas Moon (1946)

Roy Rogers tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and sheepherders.

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

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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE PLAINS ROAR WITH ROMANTIC EXCITEMENT!...'cause Roy's back in a tuneful...action-full...adventure-full tale! (original print ad) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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12 September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luar do Sertão Texano  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Roy falls out of the saddle (pretending to be dead), he is holding Trigger's rein. Yet, in the next scene, he is reaching for the rein to put it in his hand while reaching for his gun too. See more »

Quotes

[the pioneers have put taffy in the house, so he can sleep with Gabby]
Pat - Member, Sons of the Pioneers: Boy, that o'ta keep him warm.
Bob: Warm? It'll burn him up!
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Roll On, Texas Moon
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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Hearty cowboy fun and fantasy
13 August 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

Roll on Texas Moon employs many of the standard plot devices of the popular B Western to wring out plenty of action and humor in the course of its brief running time. Paragon of truth, honor and virtue Roy Rogers finds himself smack dab in the middle of a turf war between the regional cattle ranchers and sheep herders (the social implications of which are occasionally fascinating to ponder) which has been manufactured by a secret evil-doer trying to gain control of a major ranch. Roy's invaluable sidekick, the legendary Gabby Hayes, proves indispensable to the film: not only is he accused of murder, he also provides the comic relief, as an adorable lost lamb develops a fixation and dependence on Gabby that the grizzled cattleman desperately tries to hide from his pals. Dale Evans, playing Jill Delaney, is a well-meaning and good-hearted sheep rancher who, like Roy, does not want the bitter dispute to tear apart the community. Before all the secrets can come to light and reveal the true villain, the audience is treated to a rousing set piece in which Jill's out of control, sabotaged auto goes careening off a steep embankment. If you think Roy is able to save her from certain doom, well... you better see Roll on Texas Moon and find out.


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