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Bells of San Angelo (1947)

Passed | | Western | 15 April 1947 (USA)
Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.

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Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Swinging From His Toes And Shooting From His Hips...Roy Battles His Foes With A Song On His Lips! (original poster) See more »

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15 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Las campanas de Rosarita  »

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1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Padre: It's always good when you come here and we join our voices together in song. I'm only sorry that trouble brings you here.
Roy Rogers: I'm sorry too, Padre, but I think with the help of my friends over the border here, we'll be able to get this thing straightened out.
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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The Bells of San Angelo
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers
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Shooting the Breeze
7 September 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Roy Rogers is a "border investigator" who arrives at San Angelo for some singing, and some problem solving - the problem is silver smuggling along the U.S.-Mexican border, and murder rears its ugly head. Comic sidekick Andy Devine (as "Cookie") is local sheriff / dog catcher. Dale Evans (as "Helen") is a reporter with a nose for news, and a penchant for trouble. Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers sing "Hot Lead" and shoot the breeze.

"Bells of San Angelo" is full of absurdities. Mr. Devine's dogs and raccoon keep the production looking perpetually infantile - one of the dogs even tosses a bad guy over a cliff. There are several scenes with Mr. Rogers and Ms. Evans (especially Ms. Evans) performing quite well, but the production does not give them a proper outlet for their obvious charm and ability; they shine in the "Robin Hood" scene, and during a couple of songs (like "I Love the West" ). The color photography is nice, but the film is lackluster.

** Bells of San Angelo (1947) William Witney ~ Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Andy Devine


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