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Shine on Harvest Moon (1938)

The one time partnership between two men has turned into a full fledged range war. Roy is the son of one of the former partners, the heroine is daughter to the other. The film featured and ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)

Writer:

Jack Natteford (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Lynne Roberts ... Claire Brower (as Mary Hart)
Myrtle Wiseman ... Lulu Belle (as Lulu Belle and Scotty)
Scotty Wiseman ... Scotty (as Lulu Belle and Scotty)
Stanley Andrews ... Pa Jackson
William Farnum ... Milt Brower
Frank Jaquet ... Homer Sheldon
Chester Gunnels Chester Gunnels ... Chester
Matty Roubert ... Ben Jackson
Pat Henning Pat Henning ... Shag Jackson
Jack Rockwell ... Foreman Jim Mason
Joe Whitehead Joe Whitehead ... Sheriff Clay
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Storyline

The one time partnership between two men has turned into a full fledged range war. Roy is the son of one of the former partners, the heroine is daughter to the other. The film featured and debuted the then popular radio duo Lulubelle and Scotty. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Drama | Music | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1938 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Headin' For the Open Range
Written by Eddie Cherkose and Walter Kent
Sung by Roy Rogers
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Just Average
15 November 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Though certainly worth watching for the energy of the very likable Roy Rogers in one of his earliest starring roles, this is really just an average Western, at least by the standard of most of Rogers's movies. The story has enough to be worth watching, and there are some good moments, but not a lot more.

The plot in this one has Roy in old Wyoming, where a gang of nasty cattle rustlers has been causing havoc and suspicion. Roy has to protect his ranching partner, figure out how the rustlers are operating, and convince a rather dull-witted sheriff of the facts. The plot that follows has a few too many holes this time, but it does contain some decent action.

There is a bit more singing here than you usually find in the early Rogers features. Mary Hart (Lynne Roberts) also appears as the heroine, though there is not a lot of help from the rest of the cast. All of Rogers's movies are watchable if you like Westerns, and this early feature certainly should not be evaluated too harshly, but it really is just an average effort.


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