Billy the Kid Returns (1938)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Sep 4, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Roy Rogers fans were in for a shock in the opening scenes of Billy the Kid Returns--for there was Rogers, playing the title character, being gunned down in the dark by sheriff Pat Garrett! Within a few minutes, however, things were explained satisfactorally when Rogers showed up again as a young cowpoke who bears a striking resemblance to the late Billy. Mistaken for the the notorious outlaw, Rogers finally clears himself by bringing villains Morgansson (Morgan Wallace) and Matson (Fred Kohler Sr.) to justice. The musical numbers are strategically placed throughout the film as tension-breakers during the more hair-raising moments. Lynne Roberts, who briefly changed her name to Mary Hart before reverting to Lynne Roberts again, made the first of several appearances opposite "The King of the Cowboys".

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danger, cowboy, lawman, mistaken-identity, outlaw [Western], robbery