In their second of eight co-starring westerns for Columbia Pictures, William "Wild Bill" Elliott and Tex Ritter were joined by veteran comedian Frank Mitchell, who replaced the departing Dub Taylor as comic sidekick "Cannonball." Vowing to avenge the murder of his father, Tex Rawlings (Ritter) confronts the most likely culprit, newly appointed but crooked mayor Hank Hammond (Bradley Page). During the ensuing fight, someone kills the sheriff (George Eldredge). The most likely suspect , Tex is forced to flee but is soon brought back by the town's new marshal, Wild Bill Hickock (Elliott), who promises a fair trial. But when said trial turns out to be rigged by Hammond, Tex demands a change of venue. Outnumbered by Hammond and his gang, Tex, Wild Bill and Cannonball go in search of evidence that may clear Tex and reveal the identity of his father's killer. They do just that, helped along the way by a barber-turned-surgeon (Hal Taliaferro) and a feisty Wells Fargo ticket agent (Ruth Ford). A relatively action-packed B-Western, Roaring Frontiers took time out only for Ritter to perform "Oh, You've Got to Come and Get Me", "A Part of the West" and "Jail House Hanging Song", all by Johnny Marvin. The Elliott-Ritter series was well-made despite the fact that both stars disliked the dual billing.
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