Cold War Western
Red Scare Film Buff | Mexico City | 06/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A rarity. This is one of two Roy Rogers' fifties westerns (the other being Bells of Coronado) with a Cold War theme. In this case, a fake oilman (under the services of an unnamed foreign power) tries to obtain the military secrets behind a classified rocket experiment in weather forecasting. The film is mildly entertaining and should please fans of the famous singing cowboy. Bad news: the copy used for the DVD is not the original 63 minutes print (as advertised in the box) but a 55 minute version, edited for TV."
Black and White
W. Creighton | 08/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Format of Spoilers of the Plains is Black and White, not Color as
described under the "Product Details"."
Bullet the Wonder Dog
Jordan Taylor | Pacific Northwest | 03/31/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 1951 film is better known for it's unusual plot involving Roy Rogers and rocket scientists than for being the pilot feature of Bullet's career. But before canine sidekick Bullet became a TV icon along with Rogers and Trigger, he started out here: in Spoilers of the Plains. Throughout the film, both Bullet and Trigger come to their master's aid, saving him from an attacking Doberman, running for help and protecting him when Roy has been injured, and saving the day as much as the King of Cowboys does.
Though perhaps not one of the best known, or best loved, of the Roy Rogers features, Spoilers of the Plains is a must for anyone interested in his duo of four-footed henchmen. If you're looking for more information on Bullet, or other canine movie stars, check out Wonder Dogs: 101 German Shepherd Dog Films, which profiles Spoilers of the Plains."
Spoilers of the Plains
Derald L. Blackmore | Redwood City, CA | 01/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I find that most of the Roy Rogers films are very enjoyable to watch. It is kind of an adventuresome muscial. A little "Oklahoma" without Rogers and Hammerstein. In this case Rogers and Trigger."