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Under Western Stars

Directed by Joseph Kane
United States, 1938
Western, Action, Musical


In his first starring role (a replacement for Gene Autry), Rogers played a Depression-era rancher whose land has been ravaged by the Dust Bowl, while corrupt businessmen hoard water to raise prices. Roy stands Capraesquely for Congress and sings his way to Washington.

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Under Western Stars Directed by Joseph Kane

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1939 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song

National Film Preservation Board

2009 | Winner: National Film Registry

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