Young Bill Hickok (1940)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western, Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Oct 21, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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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anti-Fascist, cowboy, frontiersman, Southern-belle, Southwest, Wild-West