Under Western Stars (1938) 2007 NR

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Roy is a singing, hard-riding congressman from a dust-bowl state who journeys to Washington, D.C. after being elected by his fellow ranchers. This is a particularly important piece because it was Roy's starring debut!

Starring:
Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette
Runtime:
53 minutes

Under Western Stars (1938)

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Product Details

Genres Western, Romance, Adventure, Music, Action
Director Joseph Kane
Starring Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette
Supporting actors Carol Hughes, Maple City Four, Guy Usher, Tom Chatterton, Kenneth Harlan, Stephen Chase, Brandon Beach, Earl Dwire, Jean Fowler, Dora Clement, Dick Elliott, Burr Caruth, Slim Whitaker, Jack Rockwell, Frankie Marvin, Chris Allen, Chuck Baldra, Roy Bucko
Studio Synergy Ent
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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The good guy always wins!
Sylvia
Alpha Video is following the lead of other public domain distributors and has added watermarks to this movie.
Tom Conner
I love the old Roy Rogers movies.
jac

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This is the first Movie that Leonard Sly starred in as Roy Rogers and rode Trigger. It is a must have for a RR fan and collector. It Premeried in my Hometown Dallas, Texas, 1939. They say Gene Autry did not show up for this, or possibly another, movie at Republic Pictures so Roy was promoted from a member of the Sons of The Pioneers and a bit actor to Star, to give Gene some competition. It didn't bother Gene much, he still made more pictures and recorded more songs that Roy. Obviously I am a fan of them both. Some say Gene was going into the army at this time and flying supply planes. Roy appeare in many of Gene's films previous to this movie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom Conner on July 25, 2009
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Alpha Video is following the lead of other public domain distributors and has added watermarks to this movie. This is unacceptable to me. I pay for a theatrical movie and I don't want watermarkes in the film. I will not be purchasing 2009 Alpha products until the watermarks are discontinued. The video transfer of this film is very good, by the way. Who cares, the watermarks ruin the movie for me.
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Republic Pictures present "UNDER WESTERN STARS" (20 April 1938) (54 mins/B&W) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- relive those thrilling days when Roy Rogers took us down the dusty trails with hard riding and straight shooting hitting the bull's eye with excitement every time --- the Roy Rogers series of B-Westerns were a staple of Saturday matinees in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s --- don't miss any of the Roy Rogers features loaded with action that will leave you wanting more of his B-Western adventures.

Under Joseph Kane (Director), Sol C. Siegel (Producer), Betty Burbridge (Screenwriter), Dorrell McGowan (Screenwriter), Stuart E. McGowan (Screenwriter), Jack A. Marta (Cinematographer), Edward Cherkose (Songwriter), Alberto Colombo (Musical Direction/Supervision), Jack Lawrence (Songwriter / Composer (Music Score), Johnny Marvin (Songwriter / Composer (Music Score), Charles Rosoff (Composer (Music Score). Peter Tinturin (Songwriter / Composer (Music Score), Les Orlebeck (Editor - - - - - - Our story line and plot, Roy Rogers' first starring role (originally intended for Gene Autry) casts him as a Western Congressman who goes to bat in Washington for "Dust Bowl" victims --- supporting cast of Smiley Burnette and Carol Hughes --- Roy must bring water to the ranchers in his district, but needs the backing of a key congressman --- the inspection party becomes stranded so Roy can show them the true conditions --- some wonderful tunes, "Dust," "Send My Mail To The County Jail," "Back In The Backwoods," "Rogers For Congressman," and "When A Cowboy Sings A Song."

the cast includes
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Smiley Burnette ... Frog
Carol Hughes ... Eleanor Fairbanks
Maple City Four ... Musicians
Guy Usher ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jac on February 9, 2014
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I love the old Roy Rogers movies.These come from a different time,when people did not use drugs or foul language in a movie.I can actually sit with a very young grand child and not have to worry about them seeing or hearing something they do not need to see or hear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa L. Metzgar on August 9, 2012
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For anyone who is serious fan of the old western. Never understood why these movies were called 'B' movies, when this was released in 1938, this was the movie people went to see, not a second best selection. These western stars was the reason for going to the movies, that is why people today still know who they are all over the world unlike so many of the so-called stars of today who are not known outside of their own little circles.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Jones on November 2, 2007
Format: DVD
A dispute between Autry and his stidio launched Roy Rogers carrer as a star. Under Western Stars is what I call a New Deal western, and Autry made several of them. The themes concern ranching and other out of door
western businesses, and attempts by Roosevelt to change and modernize
certain traditional but harmful methods. This one concerns itself with the need for federal conrol of water usage in the West. The song "Dust", effectively used in the story, waswritten by Gene Autry and may well be his best. I rate it with Cool Water and Tumbelin Tumbleweeds. After Autry
returned to the fold, Rogers went on with straight westerns, not musicals.
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Old westerns have an innocence and fun about them that we miss today. It is refreshing to go back to the time when all we needed to be happy was to have the good guys win.
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