Heart of the Golden West

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"The Brightest Star In The Western Sky... Blazing Across The Screen In His Most Sensational Motion Picture!"
  • Passed
  • 1942
  • 53 min
  • 6.1  (122)

In the 1942 Western film Heart of the Golden West, Roy Rogers plays a cowboy named Roy Rogers (a common occurrence in his films). The movie opens with Roy and his sidekick Frog Millhouse (played by Smiley Burnette) stopping a stagecoach robbery. The driver, however, is killed, and they make a promise to deliver a letter to the passenger's family, confirming that he died bravely.

The passenger's family, the Blaines, own a ranch called the Golden Fleece. Roy and Frog arrive at the ranch to deliver the letter, and they are quickly met with suspicion and hostility from the Blaine family. The family is made up of Alice (played by Ruth Terry), her aunt Emily (played by Sally Payne), and her uncle Jack (played by George 'Gabby' Hayes).

Alice is engaged to a wealthy businessman named Ben Bowman (played by Fred Kohler Jr.), who is trying to buy the Golden Fleece from the Blaines. Jack is reluctant to sell the ranch, but when he is told that they are in financial trouble, he starts to consider Bowman's offer. This leads to tension between the Blaine family members, with Alice and Emily siding with Bowman and Jack siding with Roy.

As Roy tries to figure out what's really going on, he also finds himself falling for Alice. However, he knows that his loyalty to the Blaines comes first, and he sets out to uncover Bowman's true motives. In the process, he discovers a plot to steal the Blaine's cattle and framing it on a neighboring ranch.

Roy and Frog, with the help of Jack and his cowboys, thwart the plot and save the Golden Fleece. In the end, Jack realizes that the Blaines are better off keeping the ranch and not selling it to Bowman. Alice also decides to break off her engagement with Bowman and pursue a relationship with Roy.

Heart of the Golden West is a typical Roy Rogers Western film, with plenty of action, comedy, and music. Rogers is known for his musical talents, and he performs several songs throughout the movie, including "You Can't Break My Heart," "The Old Chisholm Trail," and "Cool Water."

The movie also features the comedic talents of Burnette and Hayes, who provide plenty of laughs with their bumbling, clumsy behavior. There are also plenty of thrilling scenes, including a dramatic chase sequence on horseback and a tense showdown with the villains.

Overall, Heart of the Golden West is a fun, entertaining movie that's sure to please fans of classic Westerns. With its colorful characters, catchy songs, and exciting action, it's a great choice for anyone looking for a bit of old-fashioned movie fun.

Heart of the Golden West is a 1942 western with a runtime of 53 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Heart of the Golden West
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    6.1  (122)