DirectorJoseph Kane GenresWestern, Action/Adventure LanguageEnglish
Release date1939 WriterKaren DeWolf (screenplay), Stuart Anthony (screenplay), Karen DeWolf (story) CastRoy Rogers (Roy Rogers), George 'Gabby' Hayes (Gabby), Don Barry (Jerry), Frank M. Thomas (Ed Tasker), Doris Day (Ann Meredith), Lew Kelly (Meredith) Similar moviesRustlers' Rhapsody, Riders in the Sky, Texas Legionnaires, Billy The Kid Returns, The Cowboy and the Indians, Under Western Stars
Saga of death valley 1939
Saga of Death Valley is a 1939 American film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers.
When the senior Roy Rogers is gunned down in front of little Tim Rogers, he is taken by the killers, leaving his older brother Roy Jr. behind and alone. Tim is raised by his father's killers and called Jerry. 15 years later, Roy tracks down his father's killers to bring them to justice using an alias to disguise his motives. But he finds that his little brother is a leading henchman for the killers' gang.
Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers
George "Gabby" Hayes as Gabby Whittaker
Doris Day as Ann Meredith
Donald Barry as Jerry aka Tim Rogers
Frank M. Thomas as Ed Tasker
Saga of Death Valley was Roy Rogers 12th western film in a starring role. Filmed in scenic Lone Pine near the actual Death Valley. Donald Barry would, in the next year—1940—find western film stardom in his own right after starring in the 12-chapter serial The Adventures of Red Ryder. It was for this star-making role that he became known as Don "Red" Barry for the rest of his film career. Western singing star Jimmy Wakely appears here in his first film role. He, too, would later star in his own series of Western films, following in Roy Rogers' footsteps as a singing cowboy hero.