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Apache Rose (1947)

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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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Complete credited cast:
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Trigger, Roy's Horse (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
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Olin Howland ...
Alkali (as Olin Howlin)
George Meeker ...
Reed Calhoun
John Laurenz ...
Henchman Pete
Russ Vincent ...
Carlos Vega
Minerva Urecal ...
Felicia
LeRoy Mason ...
Henchman Hilliard
Donna Martell ...
Rosa Vega (as Donna De Mario)
Terry Frost ...
Conchita Lemus ...
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Tex Terry ...
Henchman
Bob Nolan ...
Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ...
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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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15 February 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Barca do Jogo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Donna Martell (billed as Donna DeMario). See more »

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When Roy and Alkali climb into the hatch of the boat to hide, Roy is on the left and they both have their hats on. In the close-ups of them listening to the sheriff's conversation with Billie, they have switched places in the hatch and their hats are off. When they climb out after the sheriff leaves they are back in their original places and their hats are on. See more »

Quotes

Billie Colby: Carlos, how can I take you seriously? All those escapades... and not forgetting that weakness for gambling, either. I don't like it.
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Apache Rose
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Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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A Black Eye for Apache Rose
7 September 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Roy Rogers is an oil prospector who wants to get rights to drill for oil on a promising piece of land. Dale Evans (as Billie) sails a local tugboat named "Apache Rose" and Olin Howlin is Mr. Rogers' lovable old codger friend "Alkali". Bob Nolan and the "Sons of the Pioneers" are around when necessary. Gamblers aboard the boat "Casino Del Mar" aka "S.S. Casino" are the main adversaries, led by nasty George Meeker (as Reed Calhoun). This film is very poorly performed and presented by Rogers and company. Ms. Evans is absurd as a disguised Senorita, and her song "There's Nothing' Like Coffee in the Morning" looks like a breakfast commercial try-out. Mr. Howlin's quickly disappearing "black eye" might have been better placed on the entire disjointed production.

* Apache Rose (2/15/47) William Witney ~ Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Olin Howland, George Meeker


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