The one time partnership between two men has turned into a full fledged range war. Roy is the son of one of the former partners, the heroine is daughter to the other. The film featured and ... See full summary »
After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ... See full summary »
Molybdenum is a hard, gray metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. It is also used in fertilizers, dyes and enamels. Well, anyway, Roy's ranch is full of ... See full summary »
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Frank Sr. sells his supplies to Hook, but then Hook has the Bannion Boys bushwhack his wagon to get the money back. Frank is murdered, but Junior gets away. He comes back 10 years later to ... See full summary »
Bad guy Craig Allen, gambler and town boss, tries to take a gold mine inherited by innocent Chip Williams on her seventeenth birthday. Roy and his pal 'Teddy' Bear ride to help the girl and her cousin.
When the Texas rangers are disbanded, outlaws move in. Ex-Ranger Roy joins the Cavalry but deserts when the Calvalry is unable to stop the outlaws and his brother is killed. Ex-Senator Harvey has organized the State Patrol and Roy soon learns it's a protection racket with those not joining burned out or murdered.Written by
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"Come on Rangers" is an odd sort of film--mostly because Roy behaves a bit uncharacteristically. Perhaps this is because it's an early Roy Rogers film. It begins with the Texas Rangers being disbanded around the time Texas became a state. I checked--the organization was disbanded, at least for the most part, at that time. However, it was soon reorganized and begun anew. This film is set during this interval in between. Roy wants to help protect the public, so he joins the US Cavalry. The problem is that Roy is not one to take orders and although a very accomplished cavalry man, he insists on investigating a recent spate of crimes all on his lonesome. To do so, he even goes AWOL!! This is hardly the Roy we usually love.
While he is clearly a good guy, he's also a bit undisciplined and hot-headed! While the plot is a tad unusual for one of Rogers' films, it's better than his usual films. Much of this is because there's much less singing and Rogers isn't playing a caricature of himself like he so often did in later films. Worth watching.
By the way, although the film was set in the mid-late 1840s, the costumes and weapons were clearly from the late 19th century. For instance, they all use revolvers that fires bullets--very modern bullets. Colt .45s were often in the film--a fun not invented until the 1870s. For this reason, I'm knocking it from a 7 to a 6. The history teacher in me demands this!
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