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King of the Cowboys (1943)

Passed | | Music, Western | 9 April 1943 (USA)
Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Olive Cooper (screenplay), J. Benton Cheney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians
Peggy Moran ... Judy Mason
Gerald Mohr ... Maurice - the Mental Marvel
Dorothea Kent ... Ruby Smith
Lloyd Corrigan ... Otto
James Bush ... Dave Mason
Russell Hicks ... Texas Governor Shuville
Irving Bacon ... Alf Cluckus
Norman Willis ... Buxton
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Storyline

The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

It's World War II and saboteurs are menacing Texas. Only singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wonder horse Trigger can save the day!

Genres:

Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Missão Perigosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Bob Nolan is the voice of the announcer on the car radio in the flashback sequence. See more »

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Quotes

Ruby Smith: Don't tell me you want to be an actor.
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Ride 'Em, Cowboy
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Good Roy western
14 July 2000 | by state40See all my reviews

If you like Roy, you will like this movie.It has a good story line about sabotage and Roy's under cover work to capture the saboteurs.Roy also sings some songs.Smiley Burnett does his usual fine act as a funny sidekick.I was surprised to see Gerald Mohr as a "BAD GUY" in a western.The movies and T.V.I have seen him in he usually plays a sophisticated type of character.If you don't blink your eyes,you will see Eddie Dean as a policeman who has been tied up in his patrol car.


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