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It was the summer of 1975, and Western superstar Roy Rogers was in Texas to film his last—and some would say his best— movie. “Mackintosh and T.J.” is a story of a cowboy drifter who helps a young boy make sense of the world.
T.J. is played by Clay O’Brien.
The film was shot on location in Dickens County and the 6666 Ranch. Waylon Jennings provided several songs for the film and released a soundtrack album.
Rogers was quoted as saying, “There’s no leading lady, no shooting, some fights, but no blood spurting, and that’s the way I wanted it”.
The Palace Theater is looking for those who “ran into Roy” in 1975. The theater will hold a special showing of “Mackintosh and T.J.” Saturday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m., with a silent auction of Roy Rogers memorabilia and an intermission for locals to swap stories of when Hollywood came to Dickens County.
Movie patrons of all ages are encouraged to don their favorite Western duds for the evening. Prizes will be awarded for the best in youth and adult categories.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.