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Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Musical | 6 November 1944 (USA)
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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Marjorie Brooks
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Marty Maizely
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Frank Madden (as Richard Powers)
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Rosie McGurk
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Bill Wetherbee
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Ken Ferguson
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Bob - Leader Sons of the Pioneers
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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6 November 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luzes de Santa Fé  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited from King of the Cowboys (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cowpoke Polka
Written by Tim Spencer
Performed by Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Roy Goes Ben-Hur
1 November 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In Lights of Old Santa Fe, Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers are busy trying to save a wild west show that is owned by Dale Evans and run by Gabby Hayes.

Dale's an eastern girl who inherited the show from her father and of late it's gone to seed. She's gotten two good offers from Tom Keene, one to buy the show, the other a proposal of marriage. Keene's a rival owner and he's determined to get the show one way or another.

Of course all that doesn't sit well with Roy who smells a rat and in these films, Roy's nose is unerring.

The highlight of the film is when Keene challenges Rogers to a chariot race. Not as silly as it sounds because the chariots are part of the show. The two of them go at each other worthy of Stephen Boyd and Charlton Heston. Of course Heston and Boyd were working in a film with a slightly bigger budget.

Roy and Dale do make some pretty music together and even Gabby gets to warble a verse from the title song.

That alone might make a fan curious.


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