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Ridin' Down the Canyon

 

Republic Pictures Corporation

Release Date: 1942 12 30

Running time: 55 minutes

Key book (production) number: 1221

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Credits

Cast

Songs

Plot Summary

Production and Publicity Stills

Posters

Sheet Music

This movie is available on DVD.

 

Introduction:

 

Credits

 

 

Cast:

Roy Rogers as himself

George Hayes as Gabby

Robert "Buzz" Henry as Bobbie Black

Linda Hayes as Alice Black

Addison Richards as Gus Jordan

Lorna Gray as Barbara Joyce

Olin Howlin as the Jailer

James Seay as Burt Wooster

Wally Wales as Pete, henchman

Forrest Taylor as Jim Fellowes

Roy Barcroft as a henchman

Ed Cassidy as Butler, horse buyer

Art Dillard as a henchman

Jack Kirk as the Sheriff

Tom London as a henchman

Art Mix as a henchman

 

Songs:

Ridin' Down the Canyon (Smiley Burnette / Gene Autry)

Sagebrush Symphony (Glenn Spencer) The Pioneers
Curly Joe From Idaho (Roy Rogers / Tim Spencer) The Pioneers / Pat plays the saw
Blue Prairie (Bob Nolan / Tim Spencer) on stage
Who Am I?
In a Little Spanish Town (Lewis / Young / Mabel Wayne m [1926])
My Little Buckaroo (M. K. Jerome / Jack Scholl) mounted with boy
 

Plot Summary: (Written by Les Adams)

Jim Fellows is the head of a government experiment in wild horse reclamation for purposes other than war and his efforts are hampered by Gus Jordan, manager of the Lariat Lodge dude ranch but actually the leader of a gang of rustlers who steal the horses as fast as the ranchers can round them up for the project. When the rustlers steal a herd from Alice Blake, her kid brother, Bobbie, sets out to get help from his radio favorites, Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, and the Sons of the Pioneers who are en route to Lariat Lodge to play a one-night stand. While riding down the road with Gabby Whittaker, who has given him a ride in his jalopy, Bobbie sees three men who he recognizes as rustlers and, when he tries to stop them, they begin beating him with whips. His life is saved by the timely arrival of Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers. On the way to take Bobbie back to his sister, who is at the Fellows Ranch, they run into the rustlers on a raid and take Burt Wooster and Pete prisoners. Wooster, the foreman at the Fellows Ranch, is actually an accomplice working for Jordan. He insists that he is not a gang member and Roy, pretending to believe him, agrees to let him take Pete to Sheriff Brite. Unaware that Roy and the Sons are following, Wooster and Pete go straight to the Lariat Lodge, where Wooster, after announcing that he is quitting, soon learns that he should have gone to the Sheriff with Pete because Jordan and Pete shoot him. He lives long enough to tell Roy that the signal for a rustler raid is the playing of a certain song over the Lodge's nightly radio program.  

 

 

Production and Publicity Stills

 

Courtesy of Earl Bryant

 

The Pioneers sing "My Little Buckaroo" while Roy returns a sleeping Buzzy Henry to his sister.

 

 

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Left to right (back): Linda Hayes, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, George "Gabby" Hayes, Roy Rogers, Hugh Farr and Karl Farr.

Front: Dee "Buzz" Henry, Pat Brady (seated), Lloyd Perryman (behind Pat)

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Roy with James Seay

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Roy with James Seay

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Posters

 

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Sheet Music

 

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Press Kit

 

Courtesy of Les Adams