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Under Western Stars (1938) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Joseph Kane and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

Under Western Stars was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Johnny MarvinNominated

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Musical Monday: Under Western Stars (1938)

on Jul 15, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Under Western Stars (1938) ?... Read full article

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This was originally scheduled as a Gene Autry vehicle (under the title "Washington Cowboy") but Roy Rogers was substituted into the lead role after a salary dispute between Autry and the Republic studios. Autry received no screen credit for the songs he had co-written for the picture (including the Oscar-nominated "Dust") and sued the studio, although the case was eventually settled out of court.
This was Roy Rogers' first starring vehicle for Republic Pictures, and it made him an instant hit, billed ever after as "King of the Cowboys".
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Best Music - Song Oscar 1938

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National Film Registry

Under Western Stars

Released 1938
Inducted 2009

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Also directed by Joseph Kane

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Also produced by Sol C. Siegel

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Also released in 1938

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