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Sons of the Pioneers (1942)

Approved | | Music, Western | 2 July 1942 (USA)
Night raiders are burning down the ranchers' barns and poisoning their cattle. Sheriff Gabby, unable to cope, goes east to get help from Roy, descendant of two famous sheriffs. Roy is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Mauri Grashin (story), Robert T. Shannon (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians, Cowhands
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan (as Sons of the pioneers)
Pat Brady ... Pat (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Hugh Farr ... Fiddle Player - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Karl Farr ... Guitar Player - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Tim Spencer ... Guitar Player - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Lloyd Perryman ... Singer - Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
Maris Wrixon ... Louise Harper
Forrest Taylor ... Jim Bixby
Minerva Urecal ... Ellie Bixby
Bradley Page ... Frank Bennett
Hal Taliaferro ... Matt - Henchman
Chester Conklin ... Old-Timer
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Night raiders are burning down the ranchers' barns and poisoning their cattle. Sheriff Gabby, unable to cope, goes east to get help from Roy, descendant of two famous sheriffs. Roy is a young entomologist who would rather study bugs than strap on guns. He finally gives in to Gabby's wishes and ends the terror. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ROY ROGERS AT HIS BEST...IN HIS GREATEST FILM! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Music | Western

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Pioneiros da Liberdade See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Gabby Whitaker: Women. There oughta be a law agin' 'em.
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Soundtracks

Trail Herdin' Cowboy
Written by Bob Nolan
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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A Chip Off the Old Blocks
5 September 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Roy Rogers is summoned by Sheriff "Gabby" Hayes to save a modern day town from a gang of cattle-poisoning arsonists. Gabby believes Mr. Rogers, if elected Sheriff, will follow in the footsteps of his Roy Rogers namesakes (including his father and grandfather). However, Rogers seems meek and mild; though a popular man, townspeople wonder if he is up to the job.

This is an interesting Rogers vehicle in that the character is presented as a hero perhaps not up to the task at hand; no points for guessing how he does, finally! There is the expected "shootout" to end the film, but it really peaks earlier as Rogers' car is stolen; he gets the car back in fine form. Rogers sings with Gabby, with Bob Nolan and the "Sons of the Pioneers", and with some unfortunately intrusive dialog.

**** Sons of the Pioneers (1942) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Maris Wrixon


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