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(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above, the Sons of the Pioneers in one of their early film appearances at Republic Pictures in THE BIG SHOW (1936) which starred Gene Autry.  From L-to-R are: Karl Farr, Bob Nolan (on bass fiddle), Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, and on the far right is a young Len Slye (who became 'Dick Weston' and was a year or two away from becoming 'Roy Rogers').



(Courtesy of Lee Flippin)

Above - Roy Rogers, the original Trigger, and pretty Carol Hughes in Roy's first starring adventure, UNDER WESTERN STARS (Republic, 1938).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above are Roy and Gabby Hayes in a lobby card from JESSE JAMES AT BAY (Republic, 1941). This was the last of Roy's "historical westerns" and in this film, he had a dual role as Gabby's pal Jesse James and Clint Burns.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above, Roy and stuntman Dave Sharpe in the brutal fight scene from the Trucolor BELLS OF SAN ANGELO (1947).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above are Roy, Trigger and trusty dog Bullet in this title lobby card from the Trucolor GRAND CANYON TRAIL (Republic, 1948).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - the title lobby card for the Trucolor SUSANNA PASS (Republic, 1949).


Above and below are a pair of title lobby cards showing Roy with pretty co-star and wife, Dale Evans.  The first film pairing of Roy and Dale was THE COWBOY AND THE SENORITA (Republic, 1944) and their last was PALS OF THE GOLDEN WEST (Republic, 1951). PALS was also Roy's finale at Republic. From 1944-1951, Roy and Dale appeared together in 28 films - there was a yearlong break when Dale had a baby.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - the title lobby card for the Trucolor DOWN DAKOTA WAY (Republic, 1949). Pat Brady is shown in the lower left.



(From Old Corral image collection)
Whiskered George 'Gabby' Hayes was Roy's most frequent sidekick, and they worked together in over forty oaters. Their first was SOUTHWARD HO (Republic, 1939) and last pairing was in HELDORADO (Republic, 1946). However, Gabby's appearances with Roy weren't consecutive - there was a break when he did helper duty to Bill Elliott at Republic circa 1943-44. Gabby also worked in Elliott's first two Red Ryder films.



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