Rollin' Westward (1939)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this mildly entertaining Tex Ritter music Western, a crooked attorney, Watkins (Harry Harvey), attempts to drive the ranchers off their land by depriving them of water. Rancher Lawson (Herbert Corthell) takes matters into his own hands and aligns himself with Tex. In retaliation, Watkins' patsies Haines (Charles King) and Sheriff Slim (Hank Worden) accuse Tex of murder but he manages to get away with the assistance of Betty Lawson (Dorothy Fay). The villains quickly seize Lawson, who is also accused of a non-existent crime. About to be lynched, Lawson is rescued in the nick of time by Tex and his sidekick, Missouri (Horace Murphy), who force Watkins to confess his misdeeds. Rollin' Westward was the third of four Westerns teaming Ritter with his future wife, Dorothy Fay. A former radio crooner, Ritter sang Westward, by Ted Choate and Bert Pellis; Back in '67, by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter, and Out in the Golden West, by Rudy Sooter.



bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, gunfighter, justice, land-scheme, land-war, outlaw [Western], ranch, water-rights