Man From Cheyenne
Roy Rogers ■ George 'Gabby' Hayes
personality like a glove...greater action...songs...and all the exciting background of the Golden West
The Cattlemen's Association persuades cowboy Roy Rogers to investigate some cattle rustling. The rustling continues but Roy eventually finds the secret tunnel used by the rustlers and captures one of them. This identifies the Hardy ranch as the culprits but when Roy goes to the Hardy ranch to confront them, he soon finds himself alone in a gunfight against the entire gang.
Quite a few years ago now, my mom brought home a 5-movie VHS pack of Roy Rogers movies. She said she meant it as a joke... Guess it kind of backfired because my little brother and I became hooked on these great, family friendly, albeit cheesy, westerns starring The King Of The Cowboys. We collect as many of them as we can, in any format we can get our fingers on. We've read the biographies and autobiographies of both Roy and Dale. We even have the full CD set of all of the songs from their movies together. For a couple of years one of the ringtones on my phone was the Sons Of The Pioneers song Stampede. Fast forward to now, we don't watch the movies as often as we used to but we still grab any movies we don't have or, like this one, any uncut versions we run across. Most of Roy and Dale's movies were cut for TV viewing, and of course the music is what always went out first. We still enjoy these old movies, back when the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. Where Roy was always blamed for whatever he didn't do, horses race across the screen, Trigger was The Smartest Horse In The Movies, and the guy got the right girl in the end. Even though they are Westerns these movies, including Man From Cheyenne, are actually pretty family friendly. Roy always stood for decency, law and order, good citizenship, and he even got some good zingers in now and then. And of course, there is the music. Roy did movies with more than one band but The Sons Of The Pioneers are by far my favorite. Which is one of the things I really liked about Man From Cheyenne. All of the Pioneers are there as well as Gabby Hayes, Roy's most common sidekick, and the hilariously crazy Sally Payne.
If you haven't seen a Roy Rogers movie or haven't introduced your kids or grandkids to The King Of The Cowboys you should definitely check out The Man From Cheyenne or any of his classic B-Westerns.
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Sally Payne ... Sally Whittaker
Lynne Carver ... Marian Hardy
William Haade ... Ed
James Seay ... Sheriff Jim
Gale Storm ... Judy Evans
Jack Ingram ... Henchman Chuck
Sons of the Pioneers ... Cowhands, Musicians
Red Rock Canyon State Park - Highway 14, Cantil, Calif.
Gabby Whittaker: Hey, I'm late for the meetin'.
Roy Rogers: What meeting?
Gabby Whittaker: Over at the Hardy ranch. Since old man Hardy died his daughter's been runnin' it. You remember her.
Roy Rogers: Well, sort of.
Gabby Whittaker: Well, she's growed up too.
Sally Whittaker: [whistles] Boy, has she. Ever since she went East to that school she thinks she's a glamor girl.
Gabby Whittaker: Sally! Now that ain't nice.
Sally Whittaker: Well, it burns me up the way that dame makes fools of every old goat in the county.
Gabby Whittaker: Sally! She ain't a dame and I ain't an old goat.
Bob: I don't know what it's like where you've been hanging out, but around here when two men go out on a job together, we figure two of them ought to come back. If you don't know what I mean, I can make myself clearer.
Marian Hardy: How are you, darling?
Judy Evans: Oh, fine, darling.
Marian Hardy: You always look so healthy. I wish my skin weren't so sensitive; I'd love to be able to get sunburned.
Judy Evans: I'd like to see you sunburned.