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Southward Ho! (1939)

In post Civil War Texas a former Union officer is the government's chief law enforcement official and tax collector. Roy discovers that the man is also the head of an outlaw gang.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Jack Natteford (story), John Rathmell (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Lynne Roberts ... Ellen Denby (as Mary Hart)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Wade Boteler ... Colonel Denby
Arthur Loft ... Captain Jeffries
Lane Chandler ... Jim Crawford
Tom London ... Union Sergeant
Charles R. Moore ... Skeeter (as Charles Moore)
Ed Brady ... Mears (as Edwin Brady)
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Storyline

Reb soldiers Roy and Gabby return to Texas after the Civil War. The Union Colonel they find in command is a fair man but his subordinate Captain and his men are out to rob and cheat the Texans. After the Texans give up their guns the Captain has the Colonel murdered and now Roy must find a way to retrieve the confiscated guns. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Romance and lawlessness...ride the Texas horizon!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandoleiros de Uniforme See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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But She's All Wet Now
Written by Roy Rogers
Performed by Roy Rogers
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"Durn Persnicketty Women"
25 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Southward Ho begins with Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes of the Confederate Army in the last days of the Civil War robbing a Union Army Colonel played by Wade Boteler of a roast chicken and his pants for good measure. Hayes took a particular delight in lifting the latter. But then news of Appomattox comes and they have to go back to Texas and Gabby's ranch of which Roy is asked to be foreman.

But when they arrive back in Texas who do they find has bought a half interest in the ranch. You guessed it, none other than Boteler who has arrived with his pretty daughter Lynne Roberts.

Boteler is appointed military governor of the district and troops arrive to back up his rule. But Arthur Loft and his men aren't really troops, they're all cashiered from the army and just looking to grab before the real carpetbag rule gets going. Roy and Lynne counsel moderation, but neither the ranchers or Boteler are in a listening mood.

The version of Southward Ho I saw was an edited one and some crucial elements of the story were left out. Still this is not a bad Roy Rogers western. Hopefully though I doubt it we'll get a director's cut on this one.


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