In January, see Hopalong Cassidy

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From The Ole Cowpoke: “In our wildest dreams, we never imagined that we’d still be going strong after 36 years! During that time, we’ve shown nearly 700 movies and an unknown number of serials (maybe 40). Thanks to each and every one of you for helping us keep this dream alive. As for another 36 years, let me give you a “definite maybe” on that!”

Our January Club meeting features Hopalong Cassidy–a real Cowboy Leader of men!

Hopalong Cassidy and George "Gabby" Hayes (Art © Jim Sanders)

Hopalong Cassidy and George “Gabby” Hayes (Art © Jim Sanders)

Feature 1: North Of The Rio Grande (Paramount, 1937) Starring William Boyd, George Hayes, Stephen Morris and Russell Hayden. Directed by Nate Watt

Feature 2: Silver City Raiders (Columbia, 1943) Starring Russell Hayden (riding “Trigger” before Roy Rogers bought him!), Dub Taylor, Alma Carroll and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Directed by William Berke

We’ll also see Chapters 5 & 6 of the Serial: “The Valley of Vanishing Men” (Columbia, 1942) Starring Bill Elliott, Slim Summerville, Carmen Morales and Kenneth MacDonald. Directed by Spencer G. Bennet

See you there!

November is Roy’s Month

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For our November meeting, see a young Roy Rogers in Republic’s “Silver Spurs”

Art © 2013 by Jim Sanders

Art © 2013 by Jim Sanders

The singing cowboy who followed in Gene Autry’s wake became ‘The King of the Cowboys.’ Roy soared to the heights of stardom as one of the greatest of all western stars. Along with his wife and co-star Dale Evans, and Trigger (the smartest horse in the movies) the Roy Rogers musical westerns were some of the most popular of the genre. He was always on the side of right and always stuck up for the weak and oppressed. Roy Rogers represented what we hoped America would always stand for.

Our lineup for the November 17th meeting:

Silver Spurs (Republic, 1943) Starring Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, John Carradine, Phyllis Brooks and the Sons of the Pioneers. Directed by Joseph Kane

Outlaw Country (Western Adventure, 1949) Starring Lash LaRue, Al St. John, Nancy Saunders and Dan White. Directed by Ray Taylor

Chapter 4, The Valley of Vanishing Men (Columbia, 1942)

Live music by The Trailblazers.

See you there!