Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Happy Trails Theatre In Old Cheyenne|
Actors: William Benedict, Iron Eyes Cody, Ben Corbett, Jim Corey, William Haade
Genres: Westerns, Mystery & Suspense
Yarby | Medina, OH United States | 03/27/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Be forewarned....the very opening of the movie on this DVD has been truncated. The source for these transfers is evidently a program hosted by Roy and Dale in their later years. While I have no problem with the DVD's containing the intros, I did not pay for a movie that is not in its entirety...COMPLETE opening credits and all.Secondly, the source is not good either. Roan Group did a much better job with their Roy Roger movie transfers. In spite of being "Authorized by the Roy Rogers Estate"...which made me this a safe purchase....these Happy Trails Theatre DVD's are anything BUT high quality."
"Roy Rogers B-Western Series ... In Old Cheyenne (1941) ...
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 10/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Republic Pictures presents "IN OLD CHEYENNE" (28 March 1941) (63 mins/B&W) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, at the age of 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 / Producer), Olive Cooper (Screenwriter), John Krafft (Short Story Author), William Nobles (Cinematographer), Cy Feuer (Musical Direction/Supervision), Charles Craft (Editor) - - - - Our story line and plot, When reporter Steve Blaine (Roy Rogers) goes west to cover a range war between Wyoming cattlemen and an alleged outlaw, Arapahoe Brown (George "Gabby" Hayes) --- Roy learns that a powerful rancher Sam Drummond (George Rosener) is behnd the illegal activity --- Roy serenades the beautiful heroine Dolores Casino (Joan Woodbury) with --- some wonderful tunes, BONITA -- RIDIN DOWN THE TRAIL -- HAUNTED MELODIES -- ROY CALLS A SQUARE DANCE.
the cast includes
Roy Rogers ... Steve Blane
Trigger ... "Smartest Horse in the Movies"
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Arapaho Brown
Joan Woodbury ... Della Casey aka Dolores Casino
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Tim Casey
Sally Payne ... 'Squeak' Brown
George Rosener ... Sam Drummond
William Haade ... Henchman Davidge
Wally Wales ... Henchman Pete (as Hal Taliaferro)
Jack Kirk ... Henchman Rufe
Bob Burns ... Rancher
Fred Burns ... Rancher 'Pa' Whipple
Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian
Spade Cooley ... Cowhand/Musician
Ben Corbett ... Townsman
Frank Ellis ... Henchman
George Lloyd ... Smitty, Stable Owner
Cactus Mack ... Henchman
Ted Mapes ... Rancher
Jack O'Shea ... Saloon Waiter
Bob Woodward ... Henchman
1. Roy Rogers (aka: Leonard Franklin Slye)
Date of Birth: 5 November 1911 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Death: 6 July 1998 - Apple Valley, California
2. George 'Gabby' Hayes (aka: George Francis Hayes)
Date of Birth: 7 May 1885 - Wellsville, New York
Date of Death: 9 February 1969 - Burbank, 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 --- Don't miss this one --- now appearing on Amazon and Empire Publishing --- Don't hesitate - rush out and pick up your copy today --- Great reading in the days and weeks to come --- I guarantee it!
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: 63 min on DVD ~ Republic Pictures ~ (11/04/2003)"