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Rainbow Over Texas (1946)

Approved | | Western | 9 May 1946 (USA)
Roy visits his home town while on a personal appearance tour. While there he enters a pony express race. To keep him from winning, bad guys try to sabotage Roy's entry. They fail, or course.



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Complete credited cast:
Wooster J. Dalrymple
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Larkin the Butler
Mama Lolita
Jim Pollard
Henchman Pete McAvoy
Henchman Johnson
Dick Elliott ...
Yacht Captain Monroe
Sons of the Pioneers ...
Musical Group


Saloon owner Haynes has one of his men rob his own place dressed as Jim Pollard. Roy wounds the robber in the arm before he escapes. When Roy finds Pollard he finds him unwounded and hides him out. But later Pollard is brought in shot in the back. Roy must now find the man with the wounded arm. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Roy's On The Trail Of Texas Renegades!... Ridin' into danger with a song on his lips!








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9 May 1946 (USA)  »

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Arco-Iris no Céu  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In the climatic fight scene when Roy is punched to the floor he lands on chalk circles that have been partially erased. This were clearly his marks for where he is supposed to land. See more »


Little Senorita
Written by Jack Elliott
Spanish lyrics by Glenn Spencer
Sung by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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Roy, Dale and Trigger in a pleasant western trifle...
28 August 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Here's a Roy Rogers western based on a Max Brand magazine story and starring Roy with DALE EVANS, TRIGGER and SHELDON LEONARD as the gambling villain.

It's poorly edited in the version shown on TCM with abrupt cuts from scene to scene and fadeouts that reflect the low-budget production values. The choppy editing even extends to the final "The End" credit where the music is suddenly cut off.

The story is a trifle with Dale masquerading at the start as a boy when she's a stowaway on a train carrying Roy Rogers and Trigger. GEORGE 'GABBY' HAYES gets her to admit her masquerade and before you know it the plot, with some nice musical interludes, is off on a fast pony express contest that Rogers finally wins--in time for a final musical version of a sprightly number called "Rainbow Over Texas." Roy briefly takes time out to solve the shooting incident in a crowded barroom before the fadeout.

It's nothing much, but I'm sure it pleased Roy's fans back in 1946. The very slim plot all takes place within a brisk hour.

The Sons of the Pioneers do a nice job on a couple of pleasant western numbers and both Dale and Roy sing their songs with professional ease.

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