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Sunset in El Dorado (1945)

Approved | | Action, Music, Western | 29 September 1945 (USA)
The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who ... See full summary »

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Lucille Wiley / Kansas Kate
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The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who looks very much like Roy. Roy, of course, also exists in the present for Dale. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Roy lives it! You'll love it! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Music | Western

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29 September 1945 (USA)  »

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A Dama de Eldorado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Belle of the El Dorado
Written by Jack Elliott
Sung by Dale Evans
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Roy, Dale & Gabby remembered ........
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This lesser known 1945 Roy Rogers western is actually very good, though it has an off the wall plot. Dale Evans "flashes back" to earlier times while reminiscing about her Grandma. Roy and Gabby are in fine form in this film, completing what was the most entertaining western pairing of the day.

Western vets Roy Barcroft & Tom London are again on board for this film and the Sons of the Pioneers help with the musical interludes. Dale Evans gave one of her best performances in the series, stealing the spotlight in some ways from Roy & Gabby.

An enjoyable, light western saga.


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