The best Smiley Burnette’s movies

Smiley Burnette

Smiley Burnette

18/03/1911- 16/02/1967
Today we present the best Smiley Burnette’s movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen … and that you love! Let’s go there with the best Smiley Burnette’s movies.
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Billy The Kid Returns

Billy The Kid Returns
5.8/10
After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ranchers. As Billy's death is unknown, Roy gets Garrett to let him pose as Billy to continue the fight, but without the killing.

Under Western Stars

Under Western Stars
5.9/10
In his starring debut, Roy gets elected to Congress in order to bring water to the ranchers in his district. In Washington, he learns he needs the backing of a key congressman and gets that man to go west for an inspection trip. When the congressman is initially unimpressed, Roy gets the inspection party stranded without water to show the true conditions.

Oh, Susanna

Oh, Susanna
5.6/10
Oh, Susanna! is a 1936 American Western musical film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Frances Grant. Written by Oliver Drake, the film is about a cowboy who is robbed and then thrown from a train by an escaped murderer who then takes on the cowboy's identity.

Gold Mine in the Sky

Gold Mine in the Sky
6.6/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 04/07/1938
  • Character: Frog
As executor of the owner's will, singing ranch foreman Gene must see that the daughter/heiress doesn't marry without his approval.

The Adventures of Rex and Rinty

The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
6.3/10
A 12 episode serial starring Rex, the King of the Wild Horses and Rin-Tin-Tin, Jr. Rex is brought from the island of Sujan, where he is worshiped as a God-Horse, to the U.S. to be trained as a polo pony. He escapes, meets Rinty and with the help of Frank Bradley is returned to Sujan. The natives have been persuaded to turn against their God-Horse, however he is rescued just in time before he is burned as a sacrifice.

Red River Valley

Red River Valley
5.5/10
Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

King of the Cowboys

King of the Cowboys
5.9/10
  • Genre: ActionWestern
  • Release: 09/04/1943
  • Character: Frog Millhouse
Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette and the Sons of the Pioneers go undercover to help Texas Governor Russell Hicks stop World War II Axis sympathizers from blowing up U.S. warehouses.

The Kid from Broken Gun

The Kid from Broken Gun
6/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 19/08/1952
  • Character: Smiley Burnette
Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal inspector who has gone underground to catch the bad guys. His longtime sidekick, Smiley Burnette appears as an itinerant optometrist who is hardly in the plot line of the film. Jock Mahoney plays Jack Mahoney, an eastern educated dude who has come back home. The Durango Kid teaches Jack how to draw and fire a six-gun, and the two ultimately work together to bring the outlaws to justice.

Challenge of the Range

Challenge of the Range
6.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 02/04/1949
  • Character: Smiley Burnette
Charles Starrett once more dons the mask of mysterious do-gooder "The Durango Kid" in Columbia's Challenge of the Range. Wandering cowboy Steve Roper (Starrett) is hired by the Farmers Association to stem the activities of a group of gunmen who are driving ranchers off their land. The most likely suspect turns out to be innocent: the real culprits are within the Association itself. With the help of the chief suspect's son, Roper brings the crooks to justice.

A Man Betrayed

A Man Betrayed
5.7/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 27/12/1936
  • Character: Hillbilly
A businessman during the Great Depression discovers that his partners are crooked con-men, and he tries to make things right for the stockholders, but gets framed.

It's Showtime

It's Showtime
6.2/10
A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.

Undersea Kingdom

Undersea Kingdom
4.7/10
Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.)

The Big Show

The Big Show
5.7/10
At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double. When cowboy star Tom Ford disappears, Wilson gets his double Gene Autry to impersonate him. But Ford owes gangster Rico $10,000 and Rico arrives to collect. He fails to get the money but learns that Autry is an impersonator and now blackmails Wilson and his movie studio. Original version runs 71 minutes, edited version runs 59 minutes.

Renegades of the Sage

Renegades of the Sage
7.4/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 24/11/1949
  • Character: Smiley
The plot finds Steve/Durango attempting to capture ex-Civil War guerilla fighter Miller (Trevor Bardette), who may be the man who's been going around knocking down telegraph wires.

Round-Up Time in Texas

Round-Up Time in Texas
4.8/10
  • Genre: ActionWestern
  • Release: 28/02/1937
  • Character: Frog Millhouse
Gene and Frog arrive with a herd of horses for Gene'e brother, a diamond prospector whose work has attracted the interest of a bunch of badguys.

Stardust on the Sage

Stardust on the Sage
6.5/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 25/05/1942
  • Character: Frog
A singing cowboy (Gene Autry) and his partner (Bill Henry) thwart a foreman who wants their mine.

In Old Santa Fe

In Old Santa Fe
5.8/10
Gangster Chandler and his accomplice Tracy arrive at a dude ranch. Cowboy Kentucky arrives at the same time. When Tracy double-crosses his boss and has the stage robbed, Kentucky finds the outlaws and brings them in. Tracy frames him for the murder of the driver but his pal Cactus gets him out of jail. He returns just as Chandler shoots Tracy and Kentucky finds himself arrested for another murder.

The Sagebrush Troubadour

The Sagebrush Troubadour
6.4/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 02/12/1935
  • Character: Frog Millhouse
Before he was murdered Grandpa Martin found a gold mine. He failed to record it and now everyone is looking for Martin's old horse that can lead them to it. When under-cover Texas Ranger Autry arrives to investigate, he is accused of the murder and finds the Sheriff after him.

Trail of the Rustlers

Trail of the Rustlers
6.3/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 02/02/1950
  • Character: Smiley Burnette
Charles Starrett goes up against an entire family of criminals posing as respectable citizens in this entry in Columbia's long-running Durango Kid Western series.

Lightning Guns

Lightning Guns
6.5/10
The Durango Kid rides again in Lightning Guns. As ever, the masked Durango (alias Steve Brandon) is played by Charles Starrett, who this time around is on the trail of a gang of cold-blooded killers. Rancher Dan Saunders (Edgar Dearing) is held responsible for the killings because of his opposition to a politically expedient dam project. Durango believes that Saunders is innocent, and he intends to prove it.

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