Saga of Death Valley

Saga of Death Valley

Director: Joseph Kane

Cast: Joseph Kane, Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Don "Red" Barry

     
 

Roy Rogers is forced to chase down his own kid brother in this exemplary Republic Pictures oater produced and directed by Joseph Kane. Roy Rogers Sr. (Lane Chandler) is brutally murdered by nasty Ed Tasker (Frank M. Thomas), who takes off with the only witness to the killing, Rogers' youngest son, Tim (Buz Buckley). Years later, Roy Rogers Jr. returns to the family's… See more details below

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Roy Rogers is forced to chase down his own kid brother in this exemplary Republic Pictures oater produced and directed by Joseph Kane. Roy Rogers Sr. (Lane Chandler) is brutally murdered by nasty Ed Tasker (Frank M. Thomas), who takes off with the only witness to the killing, Rogers' youngest son, Tim (Buz Buckley). Years later, Roy Rogers Jr. returns to the family's Circle R ranch under the name of Roy Reynolds and quickly resumes a lost romance with the neighbor's now-grown granddaughter, Ann Meredith (Doris Day). Tasker is still around as well, alas, nastier than ever and extracting protection fees from the local farmers and ranchers. Although seemingly willing to pay his way out of trouble, Roy secretly organizes a vigilante committee to "protect the valley from protection" and ends up hunting down not only Tasker but his own brother, a now grown-up Tim (Don "Red" Barry). The Saga of Death Valley was filmed at Lone Pine, CA, rather than the arid location indicated by the title. Leading lady Doris Day is not the later singer-star but a brunette Republic starlet under contract to the studio from September 9, 1939 to January 28, 1940.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Although the plot for The Saga of Death Valley comes straight out of a B-Western writer's manual, producer-director Joseph Kane, ace cinematographer Jack Marta, and editor Les Orlebeck create excitement, constant movement, and the usual Republic know-how. Add fine performances by Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Frank M. Thomas, Hal Taliaferro, Jack Ingram, and, especially, future star Don "Red" Barry and you have one of the best series Western entries of the late '30s.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
UPC:
0089218578099
Original Release:
1939
Source:
Alpha Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
0:54:00
Sales rank:
70,031

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roy Rogers Roy
George "Gabby" Hayes Gabby
Don "Red" Barry Jerry
Doris Day Ann Meredith
Frank M. Thomas Tasker
Hal Taliaferro Rex
Jack Ingram Brace
Tommy Baker Roy as a Boy
Buz Buckley Jerry as a Boy
Hooper Atchley Dr. Ward
Johnny Bond Rough Rider
Fred Burns Wilson
Horace B. Carpenter Party Guest
Jess Cavan Henchman
Lane Chandler Roy Rogers, Sr.
Art Dillard Henchman
Fern Emmett Miss Minnie
Lew Kelly Meredith
Cactus Mack Mississippi
Frankie Marvin Bart
Horace Murphy Pete
Pascale Perry Chet
Matty Roubert Foster
Bob Thomas Blake
Trigger the Horse Actor
Jimmy Wakely Rough Rider
Dick Rinehart Rough Rider
Wally Wales Actor
Peter Fargo Phillips
Ed Brady Ben
Roy Bucko Henchman
Jim Corey Henchman
Joe Garcia Henchman
George Montgomery Henchman
Archie Ricks Henchman
Tom Smith Henchman

Technical Credits
Joseph Kane Director,Producer
Stuart Anthony Screenwriter
Karen de Wolf Screenwriter
Cy Feuer Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Les Orlebeck Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Saga of Death Valley
2. Chapter 1 [:05]
3. Chapter 2 [:05]
4. Chapter 3 [:05]
5. Chapter 4 [:05]
6. Chapter 5 [:05]
7. Chapter 6 [:05]

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