Billy the Kid Returns

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Billy the Kid Returns
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Directed byJoseph Kane
Produced byCharles E. Ford (associate producer)
Written byJack Natteford (original screenplay)
StarringRoy Rogers
Music byWilliam Lava
CinematographyErnest Miller
Edited byLester Orlebeck
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • September 4, 1938 (1938-09-04)
Running time
53 minutes
CountryUnited States

Billy the Kid Returns is a 1938 American film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers.


Following the shooting of Billy the Kid by his former friend Sheriff Pat Garrett lookalike deputy sheriff Roy Rogers, assisted by travelling musical instrument salesman Frog Millhouse, takes his place to defend the honest settlers of Lincoln County, New Mexico from evil ranchers.



  • Roy Rogers – "Born to the Saddle" (Written by Eddie Cherkose)
  • Roy Rogers – "Trail Blazin'" (Written by Eddie Cherkose)
  • Roy Rogers – "Save a Smile for a Rainy Day" (Written by Sid Robin and Foy Willing)
  • Smiley Burnette – "Sing a Little Song About Anything" (Written by Smiley Burnette)
  • Roy Rogers – "When I Camped Under the Stars" (Written by Tim Spencer)
  • Roy Rogers – "When the Sun is Setting on the Prairie" (Written by Eddie Cherkose and Alberto Colombo)

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