Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys (1992)

Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Release Date - Dec 30, 1992 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The director of this documentary recounts how his childhood was enriched by his enjoyment of American Westerns, particularly those by Roy Rogers, and he screens clips from a few of his favorite Roy Rogers films complete with their Dutch subtitles, to show what so appealed to him. In addition to interviewing his childhood idols and visiting their museum in Portsmouth, Ohio (complete with the horse Trigger, stuffed and wearing his riding regalia), the director travels to Hollywood to see the imprint of his heroes' foot and hoofprints in the Walk of Stars at Graumann's Chinese theater, and attends a Roy Rogers Film Festival where he meets the legendary Lash Larue, now quite an old man. One highlight of the interview with the elderly Rogers and Dale Evans is their onscreen kiss, something never seen in their movies.