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Year: May, 1939
   
Starring: Gabby Hayes as Gabby Whittaker
  Roy Rogers (atop uncredited Trigger) as himself
  Mary Hart (Lynne Roberts) as Ellen Denby
   
Co-starring: Tom London as a Sergeant in the renegade Union Army
  Arthur Loft as Captain Jeffries in the renegade Union Army
  Wade Boteler as Colonel Denby
  Lane Chandler as rancher Jim Crawford
  Fred Burns as a doctor
  Jack Ingram a Sergeant in the Union Army
   
Location: Andy Jauregui Ranch is Twin Springs Ranch
   
Highlights: George Hayes' first movie with Roy
  Gabby is in his characteristic garb.
  Gabby gets lots of screen time.
  Gabby 'throws' his shots in the big gunfight at the end of the movie.
  Gabby has his characteristic gait.
   
Overall rating: Above average.
   
Film clips :  
   
Plot: Ex-Confederate Army soldier, Gabby Whittaker, becomes half-owner in a Texas ranch.
  The other half-owner is an ex-Union Army Colonel (Colonel Denbigh).
  Ellen is the daughter of the Colonel.
  Gabby asks Roy Rogers to run the ranch.
  Colonel Denbigh is appointed military governor of the district.
  Unbeknownst to the Colonel, the men under his command (including Captain Jeffries) are renegades that
  pillage the locals.
  Gabby and the Colonel have a this-town-isn't-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us showdown (both have
  blank cartridges in their guns) wherein the Colonel gets shot by Captain Jeffries.
  During his recovery, the Colonel orders all guns confiscated.
  Captain Jeffries has the Colonel killed and continues with the pillaging.
  Gabby and Roy organize the citizens, who then defeat the renegades in the shootout scene.
  Captain Jeffries momentarily escapes on horseback but is killed by Roy.
  Having fallen in love with Ellen, Roy convinces her to not go back East.

 

 

SOUND BITES AND ASSOCIATED VIDEO CLIPS

Click Gabby's image to hear the sound bite.

 

 

  Gabby: "Yer dern tootin', I can."
     
    Video clip

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Gabby: "Let me tell you sunthin', Son."
    "Women'll never get you nuthin' but trouble."
     
    Video clip

 

 

 

 

  Gabby: "Ahh, them knot-headed Yanks ain't worth a cuss."
    "Why I can lick the whole dern caboodle of 'em myself."
     
    Video clip

 

   
  Gabby: "Darn persnickety women." The last words spoken in the movie.
     
    Video clip

 

   
  Gabby: "Put that gal down ya' young whippersnapper."
     
    Video clip

 

   
  Gabby: "Get out of here you dad-burned idgit."
    "Who do you think you're scarin'."
     
    Video clip

 

   
  Gabby: "If I had my gun with me, I'd mow ya down at the hocks."
     
    Video clip

 

 

 

 

  Gabby: "Dern persnickety woman's got him."
     
    Video clip

 

 

 

 

Gabby's characteristic gait.

    Video clip

 

 

 

 

Gabby 'throws' his shots during the big shoot-out.

    Video clip

 

 

 

 

Twin Springs ranch in the movie.

Filmed at Andy Jauregui ranch in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, CA.

    Video clip

 

 

 

FRAME CLIPS FROM VIDEO

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STARS:

 

 

Gabby and Roy in Confederate Army uniforms

 

 

 

Roy on Trigger (uncreditied)

 

 

 

Gabby and Roy in their civilian outfits. Gabby's hat isn't as beat-up as in later movies

 

 

 

Sergeant in Union Army (Jack Ingram) and Colonel Denby (Wade Boteler)

 

 

 

Ellen Denby (Mary Hart aka Lynn Roberts) in one of many outfits

 

 

 

Colonel Denby (Wade Boteler) in front of Jauregui ranch house

 

 

 

Sergeant in renegade Union Army (Tom London)

 

 

 

Rancher Jim Crawford (Lane Chandler)

 

 

 

Doctor (Fred Burns)

 

 

MOVIE LOCATIONS:

 

 

Jauregui ranch #1

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #2

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #3

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #4

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #5

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #6

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #7

 

 

 

Jauregui ranch #8

 

 

 

Rancher's house #1

 

 

 

Rancher's house #2

 

 

 

Rancher's house #3

 

 

 

POSTERS, LOBBY CARDS, MOVIE PHOTOS, ETC.

 

 

 

Lobby card

 

 

 

Poster

 

 

 

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