The Far Frontier

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"Roy Battles Border Smugglers! Thrills ripped from today's headlines... The shock story of the year!"
  • Passed
  • 1948
  • 1 hr 7 min
  • 6.2  (152)

In The Far Frontier, Roy Rogers takes on the role of a government agent named Roy Rogers (yes, he plays himself). Rogers is tasked with investigating a series of gold shipments that have been stolen from stagecoaches en route to the U.S. Mint. The robberies have taken place in a remote area of Montana where a number of unscrupulous characters are holed up working a mine that's said to be rich with gold.

To help him solve the case, Rogers enlists the help of his trusty horse, Trigger, as well as a young woman named Penny (Gail Davis), whose father was one of the stagecoach drivers who was robbed. Penny has her sights set on exacting revenge on the thieves who killed her father and stole the gold he was carrying.

As Rogers and Penny delve deeper into the mystery of the stolen gold, they encounter a wide array of dangerous characters, including a ruthless gang leader named Lash (Roy Barcroft) and his sidekick, Zamorro (Robert J. Wilke), as well as a crooked saloon owner named Belle (Sonsie Madden). The more Rogers and Penny uncover about the robbery scheme, the more dangerous their mission becomes, and they soon find themselves fighting for their lives.

The Far Frontier is a classic Roy Rogers film, featuring all of the action, adventure, and music that made Rogers a beloved star of the western genre. In addition to Rogers' trademark singing and guitar playing, the film also showcases Trigger, who performs a number of impressive tricks throughout the movie. Gail Davis provides a strong female presence as Penny, the spunky young woman who proves to be a valuable ally to Rogers in his quest to solve the case.

Throughout the film, Rogers and his posse ride through stunning western landscapes, battling the elements and dangerous foes as they work to unravel the mystery of the stolen gold. The action scenes are well-staged and thrilling to watch, with plenty of gunfights, horseback chases, and close calls to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

But The Far Frontier isn't just a series of exciting set pieces - it also has heart. The relationship between Rogers and Penny is touching and develops nicely throughout the course of the film. The theme of justice and doing what's right even in the face of danger is a recurring one, and Rogers proves himself to be a hero who's equal parts tough and compassionate.

All in all, The Far Frontier is a great example of classic western filmmaking, featuring a talented cast, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of action-packed thrills. It's a must-see for any fan of the genre, and a perfect introduction to the world of Roy Rogers and his trusty horse, Trigger.

The Far Frontier is a 1948 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 7 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (152)