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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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Complete credited cast:
Trigger, Roy's Horse (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Alkali (as Olin Howlin)
John Laurenz ...
Russ Vincent ...
Carlos Vega
Henchman Hilliard
Donna Martell ...
Rosa Vega (as Donna De Mario)
Conchita Lemus ...
Tex Terry ...
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Release Date:

15 February 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Barca do Jogo  »

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(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Roy Rogers' first film in Trucolor. However, surviving prints are in black and white. See more »


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 »


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.
Carlos Vega: Billie, I've given that up. Honest!
Billie Colby: Wanna make a bet?
Carlos Vega: Why, sure, anything!
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Written by Jack Elliott
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pleasantly subtle differences
3 January 2004 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

Songs not so western-sounding; Dale and Roy initially at odds; coastal setting; believable, interesting story with intelligent humor - elements of this film which favorably impressed me, without a "try-too-hard-to-be-different" result. "Apache Rose" is the name of a small boat, skippered by Dale. Oil prospector Roy dislikes Dale's delivery plans for his equipment, but, eventually, they warm up to each other, with disguised Dale actually assisting to apprehend the villainous Reed Calhoun, who operates a casino-boat and covets oil-rich land owned by Dale's suitor - the gambling-indebted Carlos Vega, and his sister from out-of-town, Rosa. Some of the comic relief is aptly provided by the bumbling, years-worn, Roy-admirer, Alkali. After twelve years of pretty-much formulaic Roy Rogers movies - which, by this time numbered around 75 - it's nice to see one which is not quite the same as many of them, but doesn't overdo the uncharacteristic.

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