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Saga of Death Valley (1939)

Saga of Death Valley





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Roy Rogers is forced to chase down his own kid brother in this exemplary Republic Pictures oater produced and directed by Joseph Kane. Roy Rogers Sr. (Lane Chandler) is brutally murdered by nasty Ed Tasker (Frank M. Thomas), who takes off with the only witness to the killing, Rogers' youngest son, Tim (Buz Buckley). Years later, Roy Rogers Jr. returns to the family's Circle R ranch under the name of Roy Reynolds and quickly resumes a lost romance with the neighbor's now-grown granddaughter, Ann Meredith (Doris Day). Tasker is still around as well, alas, nastier than ever and extracting protection fees from the local farmers and ranchers. Although seemingly willing to pay his way out of trouble, Roy secretly organizes a vigilante committee to "protect the valley from protection" and ends up hunting down not only Tasker but his own brother, a now grown-up Tim (Don "Red" Barry). The Saga of Death Valley was filmed at Lone Pine, CA, rather than the arid location indicated by the title. Leading lady Doris Day is not the later singer-star but a brunette Republic starlet under contract to the studio from September 9, 1939 to January 28, 1940.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
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Written By: Karen de Wolf, Stuart Anthony
On DVD: May 5, 2009
Republic Pictures


Roy Rogers
as Roy Rogers / Roy Rey...
Doris Day
as Ann Meredith
Tommy Baker
as Roy as a Boy
Buz Buckley
as Jerry as a Boy
Lew Kelly
as Meredith
Fern Emmett
as Miss Minnie
Horace Murphy
as Station Agent Pete (...
Lane Chandler
as Roy's Father (uncred...
Fred Burns
as Rancher Wilson (uncr...
Jimmy Wakely
as Guitar Player / Cowb...
Johnny Bond
as Cowboy / Singer - Ro...
Dick Rinehart
as Cowboy / Singer - Ro...
Peter Frago
as Phillips (uncredited...
Ed Brady
as Cowhand Ben (uncredi...
Bob Thomas
as Blake (uncredited)
Matty Roubert
as Henchman Foster (unc...
Pascale Perry
as Cowhand Chet (uncred...
Cactus Mack
as Mississippi - Circle...
Art Dillard
as Henchman (uncredited...
Horace B. Carpenter
as Man at Party (uncred...
Hooper Atchley
as Dr. Ward (uncredited...
Frankie Marvin
as Cowhand Bart (uncred...
Jess Cavan
as Henchman (uncredited...
Peter Fargo
as Phillips
Roy Bucko
as Henchman
Jim Corey
as Henchman
Joe Garcia
as Henchman
Archie Ricks
as Henchman
Tom Smith
as Henchman
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There's a good action-packed shoot-out in Death Valley for the climax, that suits this B-Western just dandy--by persnickety.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
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