Billy the Kid Returns

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Billy the Kid Returns
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Directed by Joseph Kane
Produced by Charles E. Ford (associate producer)
Written by Jack Natteford (original screenplay)
Starring Roy Rogers
Music by William Lava
Cinematography Ernest Miller
Edited by Lester Orlebeck
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • September 4, 1938 (1938-09-04)
Running time
53 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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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