Young Bill Hickok (1940)





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This Roy Rogers vehicle is a followup (though not a sequel) to 1940's Young Buffalo Bill. Definitely a "premature anti-fascist", singing frontiersman Bill Hickok (Roy Rogers) tries to thwart the takeover of West by foreign invaders. John Miljan is frontier fuhrer Nicholas Tower, who hires a gang of storm troopers-er, henchmen-to do his dirty work. Southern belle Louise Mason (Jacqueline Wells) initially aligns herself with Tower because he is ostensibly anti-Damyankee, but she finally turns against him when she realizes what he's up to. Calamity Jane also appears in the person of comic actress Sally Payne, while Gabby Hayes shows up as a character named-but of course-Gabby.
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Roy Rogers
as 'Wild' Bill Hickok
George 'Gabby' Hayes
as 'Gabby' Whitaker
John Miljan
as Nicholas Tower
Jacqueline Wells
as Louise Mason
Sally Payne
as Miss 'Calamity' Jane Canary
Monte Blue
as Marshal Evans
Hal Taliaferro
as Morrell
Ethel Wales
as Mrs. Stout
Iron Eyes Cody
as Big Bear
Fred Burns
as Mr. Waddell
Frank Ellis
as Overland Stage Driver
Jack Kirk
as Henchman Hays
Hank Bell
as Hank
Henry Wills
as Henchman/Indian Brave
Dick Elliott
as Elliott
John Elliott
as Army Doctor
Jack Rockwell
as Stage Driver
Bill Wolfe
as Townsman
Tom Smith
as Hickok Rider
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Another Roy Rogers film made in 1940 by Republic Pictures so don't expect to much in the way of Fancy, I think western movies in this time frame were meant for people in the south and out west. In this one Roy plays a very young Wild Bill Hickok who helps the pony express and also helps a gold transfer that is robbed by a local saloon owner who also has ties to John Wilks Booth, in this movie we see the end of the civil war, Lincoln Assassinated and more, A black & white gem that can be seen for free on the internet as its a public domain film. My copy is part of a Mill Creek 20 film collection featuring Roy Rogers. 3 Stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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This Roy Rogers western has more substance than most of his films. Good story and very enjoyable with welcome touches of levity.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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