Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Under Western Stars|
Actors: Brandon Beach, Smiley Burnette, Burr Caruth, Alden Chase, Tom Chatterton
This is Roy Rodgers first starring role
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first Movie that Leonard Sly starred in as Roy Rogers and rode Trigger. It is a must have for a RR fan and collector. It Premeried in my Hometown Dallas, Texas, 1939. They say Gene Autry did not show up for this, or possibly another, movie at Republic Pictures so Roy was promoted from a member of the Sons of The Pioneers and a bit actor to Star, to give Gene some competition. It didn't bother Gene much, he still made more pictures and recorded more songs that Roy. Obviously I am a fan of them both. Some say Gene was going into the army at this time and flying supply planes. Roy appeare in many of Gene's films previous to this movie."
Beware! Alpha Video has added watermarks!
Tom Conner | 07/25/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Alpha Video is following the lead of other public domain distributors and has added watermarks to this movie. This is unacceptable to me. I pay for a theatrical movie and I don't want watermarkes in the film. I will not be purchasing 2009 Alpha products until the watermarks are discontinued. The video transfer of this film is very good, by the way. Who cares, the watermarks ruin the movie for me."
A Gene Autry movie starring Roy Rogers
Robert Jones | Cross Lanes, WV | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A dispute between Autry and his stidio launched Roy Rogers carrer as a star. Under Western Stars is what I call a New Deal western, and Autry made several of them. The themes concern ranching and other out of door
western businesses, and attempts by Roosevelt to change and modernize
certain traditional but harmful methods. This one concerns itself with the need for federal conrol of water usage in the West. The song "Dust", effectively used in the story, waswritten by Gene Autry and may well be his best. I rate it with Cool Water and Tumbelin Tumbleweeds. After Autry
returned to the fold, Rogers went on with straight westerns, not musicals."