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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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ROY BLAZES A TRAIL ACROSS THE WEST...it's action, romance and music at their very best! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Runtime:

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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

Roll On, Texas Moon
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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Another Cattlemen Versus Sheepmen Story
21 July 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Roll On Texas Moon is a decent entry in the Roy Rogers film catalog. The film finds him trying to stop a feud between the cattlemen and the sheepmen from tearing apart the neighborhood just like the differences used to do in the Old West days.

Roy's dad back in the day was big on getting rid of sheepmen by fair or foul means, but Roy has a live and let live attitude. So does Dale Evans who's aunt is Elizabeth Risdon, owner of a Sheep Ranch with the Old West name of Cactus Kate. She's more than a match for that grizzled old cattleman Gabby Hayes.

What I liked most about Roll On Texas Moon was the reteaming of the antagonists Hayes and Risdon from the John Wayne classic Tall In The Saddle. That one is one of my favorite Wayne films and there is a running rivalry between Hayes and Risdon. Hayes is his usual grizzled, bearded self, but Risdon in that film plays an eastern woman accompanying her niece. Gabby deals with her in the usual Gabby fashion there. Here in Roll On Texas Moon, Risdon is more than a match for Gabby, though in the end it's hinted there might be a little senior citizen romance in the offing.

Western fans especially B western aficionados will be somewhat taken aback by the presence of Dennis Hoey. The distinguished British actor best known for being Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, probably grabbed at his chance to be in a western and add it to his list of credits.

The title song is a nice one, Roy recorded it back in the day and it suits him perfectly. So does this unpretentious B western from the factory owned by Herbert J. Yates known as Republic Pictures.


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