Shine on Harvest Moon


55m 1938

Brief Synopsis

The one time partnership between two men has turned into a full fledged range war. Roy is the son of one of the former partners, the heroine is daughter to the other. The film featured and debuted the then popular radio duo Lulubelle and Scotty.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 23, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White, Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,085ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Milt Brower, Roy Rogers' partner in a Wyoming cattle ranch, is disturbed when Jackson, his former partner, comes and asks for help in his cattle rustling scheme. Because the Rogers-Brower ranch is close to his "hole" in the mountains, Jackson warns Brower to become his partner again, or face the consequences. Brower refuses, but when his former relationship with Jackson becomes public knowledge, Homer Sheldon, president of the bank and the Teton Cattlemen's Association, accuses him of supplying Jackson with inside information. The next day, when Sheldon's cattle are stolen from Brower's ranch, Brower rides away before the sheriff can arrest him. Evidence seems conclusive that Brower is guilty, but Brower has merely gone to Jackson's hideout to confront him. While Jackson holds Brower prisoner, he and his men go into town for the annual Fourth of July picnic. With no evidence against them, they cannot be arrested, and as they ride away, Jackson hands Sheldon a note which Sheldon claims is an "application" to join the Cattlemen's Association. Sheldon then hires a men to kill Roy, whom he thinks is getting too suspicious. When Roy outwits the killer, he discovers in the man's wallet the note that Jackson handed to Sheldon. Instead of an application, it is a message about the delivery of stolen cattle, which Roy takes to the sheriff. They set a trap for Sheldon and Jackson in which they tell only Sheldon about an important cattle roundup. After Jackson and his men are killed during the battle with the sheriff, Sheldon is arrested for his part in the rustling. Brower is badly wounded, but survives and is cleared of suspicion.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 23, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White, Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,085ft (6 reels)

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Notes

The onscreen credit for Lulu Belle and Scotty reads: "Lulu Belle and Scotty, in their first appearance direct from station "The Prairie Farmer" W.L.S. "National Barn Dance." The song "Shine On Harvest Moon," originally written in 1908, was not given screen credit. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, this was Charles Ford's last film for Republic after he decided to leave the studio to become an independent producer. According to modern sources, the film was shot partially on location at Vasquez Rocks in Southern California, and additional cast members include David Sharpe and Roy Rogers' horse, "Trigger."