|Southward, Ho!: This 1939 film from director Joseph Kane (The Arizona Kid) was Roy's first with Gabby Hayes, who inherits a half-interest in the Twin Springs ranch in Texas after the Civil War is over, and hires Roy to be his foreman.|
The Arizona Kid: This 1939 film from director Joseph Kane (Southward, Ho!) opens in Missouri in 1861, as war threatens and Roy sees his friend Dave Allen (David Kerwin) falling in with "bad company," Val McBride (Stuart Hamblen!)
Young Buffalo Bill!: Roy "Dusty" Rogers, Jr., helps to introduce this 1940 film from director Joseph Kane (Young Bill Hickok), set in New Mexico territory of the 1860s, with Roy as "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Gabby Hayes as his sidekick.
Young Bill Hickok: Reunited with director Joseph Kane (Young Buffalo Bill), Roy stars with Sally Payne as "Wild Bill" Hickok and "Calamity Jane" Canary, who foil a foreign plot to take over California in the dark days of the Civil War.
Down Dakota Way: Visiting his hometown of Sun Rock, en route to a Wild West show in Cheyenne, Roy investigates why a veterinarian was killed after a bus holdup by the stepson of his old teacher, Dolly Paxton (Elisabeth Risdon).
Robin Hood of the Pecos: In this 1941 film from director Joseph Kane (The Border Legion), Roy is Vance Corbin, who bravely battles a band of the carpetbaggers plundering the South after the Civil War, led by Ambrose Ballart (Cy Kendall)
Sunset in El Dorado: Lucille Wiley (Dale Evans) is on the run from her fiance, Cecil Phelps (Hardie Albright), and Aunt Dolly (Groucho Marx's favorite foil, Margaret Dumont) when she visits the Golden Nugget in the ghost town of El Dorado.
Under California Stars: Director William Witney helps introduce his 1948 color film (also known as Under California Skies), in which Trigger is stolen while Roy prepares to celebrate his tenth anniversary in pictures with a special broadcast.
Editor's NoteThis collection pays tribute to "King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers with eight of the legend's classic Westerns: SOUTHWARD, HO! (1939), THE ARIZONA KID (1939), YOUNG BUFFALO BILL (1940), YOUNG BILL HICKOCK (1940), DOWN DAKOTA WAY (1949), ROBIN HOOD OF THE PECOS (1941), SUNSET IN EL DORADO (1945), and UNDER CALIFORNIA STARS (1948). See individual titles for plot details.
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