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Roll on Texas Moon (1946)

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

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Paul Gangelin (screenplay), Mauri Grashin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger, Roy's Horse (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Jill Delaney
Dennis Hoey ... Cole Gregory
Elisabeth Risdon ... Cactus Kate Taylor
Francis McDonald ... Steve Anders
Edward Keane ... Frank B. Wilson
Kenne Duncan ... Henchman Brannigan
Tom London ... Sheriff Bert Morris
Harry Strang ... Don Williams
Ed Cassidy ... Tom Prescott (as Edward Cassidy)
Lee Shumway ... Ned Barnes
Steve Darrell ... 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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Taglines:

UNDER A TEXAS MOON! Outlaws...romance and music ride the range! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo la luna tejana See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Soundtracks

Wontcha Be a Friend of Mine
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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Roy must stop a war between Cattlemen and Sheepmen
23 April 2009 | by Henchman_Number1See all my reviews

When a neighboring sheep rancher is found murdered on his property, by sheep-hating cattleman Gabby Whitaker, hostilities begin to heat up between the local factions. Cattleman Roy Rogers is quickly dispatched from the home office in Chicago to diffuse the situation and find the culprits. Evidence leads him to the sheep ranch where he joins forces with the murdered rancher's daughter Jill (Dale Evans)over the protests of her aunt, old battle-axe, cattle-hater, Cactus Kate (Elisabeth Risdon).

Roll on Texas Moon is the first teaming of Roy and B-western great director William Witney. Over the course of the next 5 years Witney would change the style of the Roy Rogers' pictures from a musically oriented singing cowboy to the Action Cowboy Hero. After watching this one it's clear that Witney was really good at the latter, no so much with the former. Promising action sequences quickly give way to oddly selected and placed musical numbers. One musical interlude has Roy singing a lullaby to Gabby and the title tune, which is introduced in a Gabby dream sequence, has Dale dressed as Little Bo peep, making Betty Boop faces at Roy. The whole number seemed uncomfortably out of place. It should be noted that despite the inauspicious start, Witney righted the ship in their next film "Home in Oklahoma", a film very similar in substance and plot.

While you can occasionally see in this movie what was eventually to come of the Roy Rogers / William Witney collaboration, Roll on Texas Moon wasn't one of the pair's better efforts. Recommended for die-hard Roy Rogers Fans only.


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