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Apache Rose (1947)

Approved | | Western | 15 February 1947 (USA)
Roy is an oil prospector. His efforts to get drilling rights on an old Spanish land grant are countered by gamblers from an off-shore gambling boat determined to control the land (and oil) themselves.

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Roy edits a small town newspaper. A rancher is murdered, and his fortune is inherited by a young boy. Editor Roy, with the assistance (?) of big city reporter Dale, brings the killers to justice.

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Carlos Vega
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The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run huge gambling debts. When Carlos' sister who is half owner arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy finds a clue and this leads him to Calhoun's offshore gambling ship. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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All the joy of the West with Roy at his best...

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This was Roy Rogers' first film in Trucolor. However, surviving prints are in black and white. See more »

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Immediately after the scene in which Bob's hat is crushed, there is a close-up of Roy in which we catch a glimpse of Bob in the background wearing a perfectly unspoiled hat. Shortly afterward when everyone runs into the hacienda after hearing the shot, his hat is still as good as new. See more »

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[after chasing Billie, Roy has stepped on her veil, making the wig fall off. Billie has run into a room and closed the door]
Roy Rogers: Oh, Senorita?
Billie Colby: What is it?
[Roy begins talking with a Spanish accent]
Roy Rogers: You better let me in.
Billie Colby: Why?
[Referring to the wig]
Roy Rogers: Because I have your hair!
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Connections

Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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At the Wishing Well
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Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers
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Roy Finds Oil Where the Sludge Meets the Sea
15 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hoping to secure drilling rights to the oil rich Vega ranch, wildcatter Roy Rogers discovers a scheme hatched by members of a gambling operation to cheat the Vegas (Russ Vincent and Donna Martell) out of their oil rights. Roy teams up with new found sidekick Alkali and tugboat owner Billie Colby (Olin Howland and Dale Evans) to bring down the criminal racket of Reed Calhoun (George Meeker) who runs his operation from a floating casino which resides just out of jurisdiction offshore.

This was Roy's first movie after the departure of Gabby Hayes who as they say, left to pursue other opportunities. Without an apparent backup plan in place the studio plugged in veteran character actor Olin Howland for his one and only pairing as Roy's saddle pal. Actually Howland did a pretty good job. It makes you wonder why he never found a niche in this kind of sidekick role.

Apache Rose is another of Roy's films that was chopped to bits for television. The original 75 minute runtime was cut to 54 minutes. This left close to a third of the movie on the cutting room floor making it almost indecipherable. Apache Rose is still readily available in the full uncut format. It is highly recommended before watching or buying a DVD that you get the unedited version.

Neither one of Roy's best or worst movies. Probably most fans will enjoy though.

5 of 10*


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