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Utah (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Western | 21 March 1945 (USA)
When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East.... See full summary »

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When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East. But the plan backfires when Dorothy, thinking her ranch worthless, sells the real ranch at a fraction of it's value. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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21 March 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O cow boy kai i ballarina  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Dorothy Bryant: [singing] Now, way down upon the Swanee River, / Folks keep jivin' all the day long; / 'Cause that's where I'm gonna stay forever / With a gate who'll make my life a song. / So honey chile, on that day, / When you come my way, / I'll say, "Thank Dixie for me!"
[runs backstage]
Dorothy Bryant: How'd it look, Stel?
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Connections

Remake of Springtime in the Rockies (1937) See more »

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Beneath a Utah Sky
Written by Glenn Spencer
Performed by Roy Rogers
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Utah: Republic Pictures' answer to Oklahoma stage play
19 April 2011 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

In 1945, Roy Rogers had become Republic's King of the Cowboys. His films were shown not only across the country, but in allied countries which were depending on US films for entertainment. In major cities, like New York, Roy's films got booking dates in first run theaters. Studio president Herbert Yates was in New York City when he saw the Broadway production of "Oklahoma." Taking note of the musical western elements, he decided that the Rogers' pictures would all feature a musical production number at the end. This is why the entire cast, including Gabby Hayes and a flock of sheep, perform on stage before a group of townspeople. This would be the agenda until 1946 when William Witney, Republic's serial director, took over the helm. It was his idea to "toughen up" the King of the Cowboys and add some realistic and bruising fight scenes.


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