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The Gay Ranchero (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Music  -  10 January 1948 (USA)
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Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Nicci Lopez
Jane Frazee ...
Betty Richards
Estelita Rodriguez ...
Consuelo Belmonte
George Meeker ...
Vance Brados
LeRoy Mason ...
Dennis Moore ...
Keith Richards ...
Henchman Slim
Betty Gagnon ...
Mary - Spa Desk Clerk
Bob Rose ...
Breezy (as Robert Rose)
Ken Terrell ...
Henchman Roberts
Bob Nolan ...
Bob - Leader of the Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers ...
Sons of the Pioneers


Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the Moonlight." Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Release Date:

10 January 1948 (USA)  »

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The Gay Ranchero  »

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1.37 : 1
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Early in the story, when Roy is shot in the shoulder by one of the bad guys and then rescued by Nicci Lopez, he removes his shirt to tend to the wound and there's no blood, not even a bullet wound. See more »


Bob: Now, if you'll just sign right here, Miss...
Consuelo Belmonte: Flanagan.
Bob: Flanagan! That's Irish.
Consuelo Belmonte: Well? I'm Irish. You should be able to tell by my accent... I think.
Bob: [humoring her] Oh, yes... sure. Well, now let's see, that was two rooms that you ordered, Miss...
Consuelo Belmonte: Mulligan.
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A Gay Ranchero (Las Altenitas)
Written by Juan José Espinosa
English Lyrics by Abe Tuvim and Francia Luban
Performed by Estelita Rodriguez and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Roy takes to the air ..........
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1948 cowboy flick finds the King of the Cowboys helping to foil a plot to sabotage airline equipment and plunder the contents. Roy is a lawman that gets to the bottom of the hooligans shenanigans .

The great Andy Devine is back in this one as "Cookie" and so are the Sons of the Pioneers. The plot, casting and action here are good and the songs are adequate. Gabby Hayes & Dale Evans are sorely missed.

This was a pretty good Rogers film. The story moves at a good pace and the airplane angle was nicely incorporated. Jane Frazee was not the best choice for a female lead, but is pleasant nonetheless.

An enjoyable, but standard singin' cowboy flick.

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