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Out California Way (1946)

Passed  |   |  Music, Western  |  5 December 1946 (USA)
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An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale is tying to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorna Gray ...
Gloria McCoy (as Adrian Booth)
Danny McCoy (as Bobby Blake)
Rod Mason
Nolan Leary ...
George Sheridan
Fred Graham ...
Tom London ...
Jimmy Starr ...
Jimmy Starr
Edward Keane ...
E.J. Pearson
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ...
Boy Choir (as St. Luke's Choristers)
Foy Willing ...
Riders of the Purple Sage ...
Foy Willing Band
Allan Lane


An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale is tying to just get a job in western films when he meet young Danny McCoy and his sister Gloria. Danny is trying to get his horse, "Pardner" into films. Monte sings a song and "Pardner" does some tricks and a casting director notices. Monte gets a singing-cowboy role and the horse gets a bit, but there is an accidental explosion, engineered by western star Rod Mason, who is jealous of Monte, and the horse is badly scared and blows his lines. Monte takes care of Sheridan in some hand-to-hand fisticuffs and "Pardner", trouper that he is, recovers and performs as expected. Republic contractees Roy Rogers and Dale Evans drop by and sing a song while "Trigger" upstages "Pardner" with some tap-dancing, and Donald Barry and Allan Lane drop by and say 'hidy." Written by Les Adams <>

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It's Gotta Be A Great Picture! It has a new color process... TRUCOLOR!... a great western star... Monte Hale... and All your greatest western favorites... in an exciting outdoor adventure!


Music | Western


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5 December 1946 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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You should be in pictures!
7 November 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a real good Republic B-western. A cowboy hero(John Dehner)on the radio wants to establish himself stronger in the movies. Standing in the way is a much younger cowboy(Monte Hale)drawing much new interest. A young boy(13 yr old Robert Blake)is also trying to get his horse into show business. The trick horse becomes a pivotal pawn in the established feud. Lorna Gray is the obligatory love interest. Cameos by Rocky Lane, Red Barry as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans who supply a toe tappin' tune to the half-dozen or so offerings from Foy Willing and his Riders of the Purple Sage. Just over an hour...sorta like sitting in the Kiddie Matinee on Saturday morning.

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