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Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)

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Rival rodeos are operated by good guy Gabby and bad guy Richard Powers. Dale is trying to choose between them, aided ultimately by Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers (who are radio singers).



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Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Brooks
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Marty Maizely
Tom Keene ...
Frank Madden (as Richard Powers)
Claire Du Brey ...
Rosie McGurk
Arthur Loft ...
Bill Wetherbee
Roy Barcroft ...
Ken Ferguson
Lucien Littlefield ...
The Judge
Sam Flint ...
Bob Nolan ...
Bob - Leader Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers ...


Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers, the Gabby Whittaker and Madden rodeo's are competing for bookings. When Gabby gets a date in Albuquerque, Madden has his man destroy his equipment. Roy finds a broken rawhide rope at the scene and uses it to bring Madden to justice. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Plot Keywords:

rodeo | horse


The Thrill Of Stiriing Adventure Blended With Comedy And Music...To Make The Greatest Roy Rogers Hit So Far! See more »


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Release Date:

6 November 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lights of Old Santa Fe  »

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(cut) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene where Gabby tells Marjorie he has hired Roy and the Pioneers, she tucks the collar of her dress inside the neckline. But when he leads her out to show her Trigger, her collar is back outside again. See more »


Gabby Whittaker: Jumpin' jackrabbits. What kind of jigity you call that?
Marjorie Brooks: That's a ballet of wood nymphs.
Gabby Whittaker: They ain't wearin' enough clothes to flag a handcar.
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Edited from King of the Cowboys (1943) See more »


Cowboy Jubilee
Written by Ken Carson
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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A 'Personality' Western
14 June 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Roy helps keep Dale and Gabby's wild west show in business even as Tom Keene's competing show slyly tries to wreck them.

Not a formula oater. There's no gunplay, little hard riding, and only brief fisticuffs. But there is a chariot race, of all things. In fact, I'd call this a personality western if there were such a thing. Anyway, that's the real attraction, a really engaging Roy, a sparkling Dale who gets to emote more than usual, and of course the great Gabby who even warbles a few refrains and in his own voice too. Together, they're delightful, making this an easygoing surprise and a different kind of matinée.

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