Gene Autry, Roy Rogers in The Old Corral

Gene Autry and Roy Rogers both appeared in the 1935 movie The Old Corral. According to it was only the second movie Roy Rogers appeared in.

The movie is unusual in that Autry is the good guy while Rogers is reportedly a bandit in the movie. The following summary of the plot tells about Rogers robbing a bus.

From the clip it seems like Chicago gangsters are fighting with cowboys.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

2 thoughts on “Gene Autry, Roy Rogers in The Old Corral”

  1. Actually, the film was released in 1936 and was the second Autry film that young Dick Weston (later to be Roy Rogers) appeared. He was part of the Sons of the Pioneers singing group. Hope Manning (the heroine) later became Irene Manning at Warner Brothers, doing dramas and musicals. The Chicago gangster was a little politically incorrect as he had a Italian accent. It was in this movie that Gene and Roy had their first and only fistfight as Gene as sheriff tries to capture Roy to bring him to jail. Not so much for the bus robbery in which he was involved, but to add his melodious voice to the group who were preparing to sing at a Frontier Days celebration as soon as they were released from jail

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