King of the Cowboys
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King of the Cowboys
The budget for this fine Roy Rogers western was doubled and the title changed from "Starlight on the Trail" to the more descriptive King of the Cowboys mainly due to Rogers' great reception on a personal appearance tour in the fall of 1942. Republic had lost Gene Autry to the war effort and this film, more than any other, brought the heretofore also-ran singing cowboy to the forefront, where he remained through the early 1950s. Following the example of Autry, Roy played himself, a rodeo star assigned by the governor (Russell Hicks to investigate a series of warehouse bombings.… More

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"It follows to a tee the successful Rogers formula of song, some action and mild romance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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