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Song of Texas (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Western | 14 June 1943 (USA)
A man of no worth brags to his daughter back East that he is rich and owns a big ranch. When she decides to pay a visit to her father, Roy and his buddies agree to pretend that the poor man is the owner of the ranch.

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Sam Bennett
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Hildegarde Gray
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Fred Calvert
Eve March ...
Miss Murray
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Now poor, Sam Bennett was a rodeo star in his younger days. When Roy learns Sam told his daughter he owned a ranch and she is arriving for a visit, Roy has him pose as the owner of his ranch. Learning her father and Roy are partners, she forces them to sign a legal document. They plan to tear it up when she leaves but using her power of attorney, she sells her fathers half of the ranch. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A Rodeo of Rhythm, Action and Romance!

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Comedy | Music | Western

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14 June 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Texas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Roy Rogers: Well, whatever we make, we just put it in the bank, and... when we need money we just... take it out again.
Sue Bennett: Go on.
Roy Rogers: Well, then at the end of the year we... see if there's anything left... well, if there's anything left it's swell!
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Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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This is like early reality TV!
18 January 2007 | by (eastern canada) – See all my reviews

I loved the opening scene where he is playing himself in the children's hospital ward. Every detail, even down to the "assistant" who is trying to hurry him along, they are running late on their schedule. it seems almost like today's reality TV, only actually REAL. He seems to genuinely like kids, and it shows through, no acting. (obviously, since he either had or adopted so many of them in real life.) He seems to have been a very nice guy, bringing his horse and all into the children's ward room and getting Trigger to do tricks. Then it flashes back to "the past" where he was a rodeo rider etc and plays out the story, where once again, he plays a decent guy trying to help out a friend; from there it pretty much descends into formulaic B Western, although I did notice the nod to the changing role of women, the friend's daughter is a single, modern, rather pushy girl who works in New York as a bookkeeper for a company that does a "Half million dollars a month turnover!"


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