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Under California Stars (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 30 April 1948 (USA)
Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

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Jane Frazee ...
Caroline Bullfincher
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Cookie Bullfincher / Alf Bullfincher
George Lloyd ...
Pop Jordan (as George H. Lloyd)
Wade Crosby ...
Lige McFarland
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House Peters Jr. ...
Henchman Ed
Steve Clark ...
Sheriff
Joseph A. Garro ...
Joe (as Joseph Garro)
Paul Power ...
Movie Director Paul
John Wald ...
WYX Radio Announcer
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Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ...
Ranch Hands, Musicians
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Storyline

Roy has just finished his latest film and leaves for his ranch where he will be broadcasting a show celebrating his tenth year in movies. When Roy and Trigger arrive at his ranch he finds Cookie has hired his relatives. Caroline, the only relative that doesn't have a strong resemblance to Cookie, is the horse trainer. Bob Tells Roy a gang of men are hunting range horses. Roy puts a stop to hunting on his land. Pop decides there's money in kidnapping Trigger and demands a $100,000 ransom. McFarland's stepson, Ted, and his dog Tramp, run away and is found hiding in Roy's barn. A trap is set to catch the kidnappers ranch. Written by Anonymous

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30 April 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Under California Skies  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The amount of smoke surrounding the burning barn towards the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

[commenting on the girth of the new ranch hands]
Roy Rogers: Cookie, if you don't quit hiring your relatives...
Cookie Bullfincher: Well, Roy, after their mama died...
Roy Rogers: ...we'll never be able to feed Europe!
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Soundtracks

Rogers, King of the Cowboys
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Andy Devine and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Big hokey fun
27 September 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film has about the same visual appeal as My Friend Flicka,

with it's brilliantly colorful Trucolor camerawork. The color

enhances greatly a film that is still mostly enjoyable. Though

highly dated, at times it's even suspenseful and get pretty exciting

towards the end, when Roy Rogers and his friends go to rescue

Trigger, who is billed as the smartest horse in pictures, and who

comes across as just that. Roy is charismatic and does all the

singing and horse wrangling like a pro, why shouldn't he?, and the

rest of the cast lend decent performances. Michael Chapin is

probably the best of the cast, after Roy, making his role as the

token star-struck kid seem not too predictable. Jane Frazee, on

the other hand, comes across as one of the dumbest leading

ladies ever. So, it's amusing and squeaky clean entertainment for

all the ages, but nothing superb. But then, it really wasn't

supposed to be.


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