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King of the Cowboys

Released Apr 9, 1943 1h 7m Western List
Reviews 17% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
During World War II, Roy (Roy Rogers), his sidekick, Frog (Smiley Burnette), and his loyal crew, "The Sons of the Pioneers," are recruited by Texas governor Shuville (Russell Hicks) to investigate sabotage in the Lone Star State. They soon discover that Nazis and other axis sympathizers have been destroying warehouses containing supplies for the U.S. war effort. Roy saves the day by defusing a bomb meant to disrupt train service and brings the criminals to rout. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It follows to a tee the successful Rogers formula of song, some action and mild romance. Rated: B- Jun 13, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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don s My first Roy Rogers movie, and it was better than I expected. The singing got folded into the story line, which was interesting enough. The fight scenes were decently choreographed. Rogers has an easy-going charm. Not a fan of the Frog character though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I never understood the Roy Rodgers' Movies or the TV shows. It's supposed to be a Western. Why do they have cars? If they have cars, why are they riding horses? Why would the bank robbers get out of their car and try to escape on horses just so Roy Rodgers could chase them on his horse. Even when I was a kid and saw these on TV I thought they were stupid. And why is he always singing. The Lone Ranger never sang. The Lone Ranger was cool. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Typically good Roy Rogers movie, this one with Gene Autry?s usual sidekick Smiley Burnette. Light and entertaining. Good story and fine pacing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member 62/100. Typically good Roy Rogers movie, this one with Gene Autry's usual sidekick Smiley Burnette. Light and entertaining. Good story and fine pacing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member it says it all in the title Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis During World War II, Roy (Roy Rogers), his sidekick, Frog (Smiley Burnette), and his loyal crew, "The Sons of the Pioneers," are recruited by Texas governor Shuville (Russell Hicks) to investigate sabotage in the Lone Star State. They soon discover that Nazis and other axis sympathizers have been destroying warehouses containing supplies for the U.S. war effort. Roy saves the day by defusing a bomb meant to disrupt train service and brings the criminals to rout.
Director
Joseph Kane
Screenwriter
Olive Cooper, J. Benton Cheney
Distributor
Republic Pictures
Production Co
Republic Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 9, 1943, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 1, 2016
Runtime
1h 7m
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