New Mexico is the scene of undeveloped gold mines and kidnapping. Modern elements include tommy guns, an airplane, two-way radios, fast cars, and big city gangsters.

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Linda Hayes ...
Carol Stevens
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Joe Keenan aka Harmon
Arthur Loft ...
Peter Moreland
Charles Miller ...
John McMahon
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To get the three needed business men to visit the Stevens mine, Roy stages a ride with the Vacaros and has them as honored guests. Seeing a chance to make a lot of money, gangster Harmon joins the ride and then has his men kidnap the three. Having filmed a fake holdup earlier, he uses the film to convince the Sheriff that Roy and the boys were the Kidnapers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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17 February 1942 (USA)  »

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Exploradores do Oeste  »

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Roy Rogers: [singing about Mr. Moreland] Living in the open ought to do him lots of good, for...
Roy and Pioneers: [singing] He should be a Vaquero!
Lloyd: He never gets out!
Tim: He's lame, no doubt!
Karl: He's got the gout!
Hugh: He's much too stout.
Roy Rogers: [singing] What do you think we ought to do?
Roy and Pioneers: [singing] Why, he should be a Vaquero!
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Open Range Ahead
Written by Bob Nolan
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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A Very Cunning Villain
9 June 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

South Of Santa Fe has Roy Rogers with the rest of the Sons Of The Pioneers in New Mexico trying to get a group of wealthy investors to look at a mine owned by Linda Hayes. But gangster Paul Fix who is on the lam sees a real big opportunity to make a lot of quick bucks by kidnapping these rich guys.

Fix is one of the shrewdest and most dangerous of villains ever in a Roy Rogers western. He's put a neat little frame around Roy and the Sons and it will take every bit of cleverness to foil his dastardly scheme.

A fair share of music is in South Of Santa Fe though nothing really stands out. The best was a square dance where Bobby Beers and Judy Clark decide to liven things up with a jitterbug.

One of Roy's better films and I think I saw a much edited version because I had to fill some blanks in with the story. Still lots of action, lots of singing, and a very cunning villain for Roy to best.


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