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Billy the Kid Returns


After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him.

Billy the Kid Returns is a 1938 United States 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, New Mexico from evil ranchers.


  • Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers / Billy the Kid
  • Smiley Burnette as Frog Millhouse
  • Lynne Roberts as Ellen Moore
  • Morgan Wallace as J. B. Morganson
  • Fred Kohler as Matson
  • Wade Boteler as Sheriff Pat Garrett
  • Edwin Stanley as Nathaniel Moore
  • Horace Murphy as Mr. Miller - Homesteader
  • Joseph Crehan as U.S. Marshal Dave Conway
  • Robert Emmett Keane as Mr. Page


  • 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 (singer))
  • Roy Rogers – "When the Sun is Setting on the Prairie" (Written by Eddie Cherkose and Alberto Colombo)

Category:1938 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s Western (genre) films
Category:Cultural depictions of Billy the Kid
Category:English-language films
Category:Republic Pictures films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:American Western (genre) films

Charles E. Ford

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