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|Billy the Kid Returns|
Actors: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette and Mary Hart
After Pat Garrett kills Billy The Kid, Billys look-alike, Roy Rogers, arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ranchers. Roy gets Garrett to let him ... more »
"Roy Rogers B-Western Series ... Billy the Kid Returns (1938
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Republic Pictures present "BILLY THE KID RETURNS" (4 September 1938) (58 mins/B&W) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18 --- played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws and his own group, the International Cowboys --- In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer called "Sons of the Pioneers" --- While in that group he was known as Leonard Slye, then Dick Weston and finally Roy Rogers --- Their songs included "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" --- They first appeared in the western "Rhythm on the Range" (1936), starring Bing Crosby --- In 1937 Roy went solo and made his first starring film in 1938, "Under Western Stars" (1938) --- He made almost 100 films --- then came television, "The Roy Rogers Show" (1951) ran on CBS from October 1951 through September 1964.
Under Joseph Kane (Director), Charles E. Ford (Producer), Jack Natteford (Screenwriter), Ernest W. Miller (Cinematographer), Smiley Burnette (Songwriter), Edward Cherkose (Songwriter) - - - - - - Our story line and plot, this is the second starring role for Roy Rogers, as Roy plays himself and the famous "Billy the Kid" as he is mistaken for him --- after Pat Garrett (Wade Boteler) kills Billy, Rogers takes his place helping the homesteaders --- some comic relief by Smiley Burnette as he falls off the wagon trying to get a kiss from Miss Ellen (Lynne Roberts/Mary Hart) --- the great and wonderful actor Fred Kohler Sr. appears doing his best to foil our hero --- some wonderful tunes, "Born to the Saddle," "Trail Blazin'", "When the Sun is Setting on the Prairie", "When I Camped under the Stars", "Dixie Instrument Song," "Sing a Little Song about Anything" and "Give Me the Range." --- our King of the Cowboys wound up portraying a number of historical men of the West in his oaters --- If you liked this, you might want to catch him as "Young Bill Hickok" (1940), "Days of Jesse James" (1939), "Jesse James at Bay" (1941), and "Young Buffalo Bill" (1940).
the cast includes
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers/Billy the Kid
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Lynne Roberts ... Ellen Moore (as Mary Hart)
Morgan Wallace ... J. B. Morganson
Fred Kohler ... Matson (as Fred Kohler Sr.)
Wade Boteler ... Sheriff Pat Garrett
Edwin Stanley ... Nathaniel Moore
Horace Murphy ... Mr. Miller - Homesteader
Joseph Crehan ... U.S. Marshal Dave Conway
Robert Emmett Keane ... Mr. Page
1. Roy Rogers (aka: Leonard Franklin Slye)
Date of Birth: 5 November 1911 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Death: 6 July 1998 - Apple Valley, California
Check out a new book from Empire Publishing - "THE ROY ROGERS BOOK: A REFERENCE TRIVIA SCRAPBOOK" (Paperback) --- reference trivia scrapbook of Roy Rogers written by Western film historian David Rothel whose accounts of thrilling adventures of B-Western heroes during the Saturday matinees of yesteryear takes us back to our childhood, family and friends --- this is a wish come true, reliving those wonderful years from the past through the pen of David Rothel --- Roy was a top box office draw for Republic Pictures when you went to see him on the big screen, you got exactly what the marquee said --- plenty of thrills, action and hard riding with a song or two thrown in for good measure --- Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 as a member of the "Sons of the Pioneers" and elected again in 1988 as Roy Rogers "King of the Cowboys" --- Roy got his horse "Trigger" in 1938 and rode him in every one of his films and TV shows after that --- "Trigger" died in 1965 age of thirty-three --- Roy's dog's name was "Bullet" and appeared in almost as many of his films as "Trigger" did --- Roy's theme song, "Happy Trails", was written by Queen of the West and his wife Dale Evans --- inducted (with his wife Dale Evans) into the "Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum" in 1976 --- inducted as a member of the "Sons of the Pioneers into the "Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum" in 1995 just three years before his death.
Hats off and thanks to Les Adams (collector/guideslines for character identification), Chuck Anderson (Webmaster: The Old Corral/B-Westerns.Com), Boyd Magers (Western Clippings), Bobby J. Copeland (author of "Trail Talk"), Rhonda Lemons (Empire Publishing Inc), Bob Nareau (author of "The Real Bob Steele") and Trevor Scott (Down Under DVD Com) as they have rekindled my interest once again for Film Noir, B-Westerns and Serials --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage serial era of the '20s, '30s & '40s and B-Westerns ... order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on DVD --- stay tuned once again for top notch action mixed with musical adventure --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Amazon where they are experts in releasing B-Westerns --- all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 58 min on DVD ~ Republic Pictures ~ (3/02/2007)"