|Directed by||Frank Mcdonald|
|Produced by||Armand Schaefer|
|Written by||Dorrell McGowan |
Stuart E. McGowan
|Music by||James Wessel|
|Edited by||Ernest J. Nims|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|Release date||October 27, 1939|
|Running time||69 minutes|
Jeepers Creepers is a 1939 American musical comedy starring Roy Rogers, with the popular hillbilly comedy troupe the Weaver Brothers and Elviry. Rogers plays a Sheriff in a town where a rich industrialist cheats a poor family out of their land when coal is discovered there.
The unusual title refers to the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers" by Harry Warren and Jerry Mercer, which Rogers and the cast sing during the film. The film also features "Little Brown Jug", "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree", "Listen to the Mocking Bird", and "In the Good Old Summer Time".
Wealthy industrialist M. K. Durant (Thurston Hall) discovers a rich vein of coal on the Pineville property owned by (the Weavers). When the family refuses to sell their property to him, he discovers the Weavers owe back taxes. Durant pays them, takes possession of their land and begins mining.
Sheriff Roy and the rest of Pineville's citizens come up with a plan to drive Durant and his miners away. The miners retaliate by starting a forest fire. Durant is trapped under his car when it overturns in the path of the fire. After he is saved by the sheriff and the townspeople, Durant relents; he stops his mining operations and returns the land to the Weavers.
Durant's daughter, Connie (Maris Wrixon), and Sheriff Roy have also fallen in love to make this a very happy ending.
- Roy Rogers as Sheriff Roy Rogers
- Leon Weaver as Abner Weaver
- Frank Weaver as Cicero Weaver
- June Weaver as Elviry Weaver
- Loreitta Weaver as Violey Weaver
- Maris Wrixon as Connie Durant
- Thurston Hall as M.K. Durant
- Lucien Littlefield as Grandpa
- Billy Lee as Skeeter
- Johnny Arthur as Peabody
- Bud Geary as Gangster
- Ralph Sanford as Gangster
- Milton Kibbee as Townsman
- Gladys Gale as Townswoman
- Joe McGuinn as Gangster
- Robert J. Wilke as Gangster (as Bob Wilke)
- Curley Dresden as Hillbilly