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Sunset on the Desert (1942)

Passed | | Western | 1 April 1942 (USA)
Roy is mistaken for a bad guy expected by the local outlaw gang. He goes undercover to pin the goods on the bad guys. Just as he is about to do so, the real bad guy shows up.


Joseph Kane


Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers / Bill Sloan
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Lynne Carver ... Ann Kirby
Frank M. Thomas ... Judge Alvin Kirby
Beryl Wallace ... Julie Craig
Glenn Strange ... Deputy Louie Meade
Douglas Fowley ... Ramsay McCall
Fred Burns Fred Burns ... Jim Prentiss
Roy Barcroft ... Deputy Nelson
Henry Wills ... Deputy Ed
Forrest Taylor ... George Belknap
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians


Judge Kirby is being blackmailed and forced to let outlaws go free. He was once the partner of Roy's father and when Roy reads in the paper that he is in trouble he heads out to help him. Arriving, Roy quickly realizes he has been mistaken for one of the outlaws and is not wanted in town. However he stays, and now posing as that outlaw, hopes to learn who is causing all the problems. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Another steady Rogers Vehicle
30 August 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Roy Rogers reads in the paper that his father's old partner, Frank Thomas is in desert. Thomas is now a judge and has been making some peculiar rulings about a ranch in the throes of repossession. He and Gabby Hayes ride into town, where Roy is mistaken for a hired gun for the bad guys. He adopts this as a cover while he investigates.

It's another nice little B movie in the Rogers catalog directed by Joseph Kane. Lynne Carver is the ingenue, Beryl Wallace the not-so bad bad girl, and the usual complement of competent minor players fill out the cast list. Roy only sings a couple of songs, but I looked at a 52-minute TV print that had 11 minutes removed.

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Release Date:

1 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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