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Under California Stars (1948)

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

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Complete credited cast:
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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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Ted Carver
House Peters Jr. ...
Henchman Ed
Steve Clark ...
Sheriff
Joseph A. Garro ...
John the Banker (as Joseph Garro)
Paul Power ...
Movie Director Paul
John Wald ...
WYX Radio Announcer
Bob Nolan ...
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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(RCA Sound System)

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

Quotes

[Roy catches Caroline Bullfincher after she faints from seeing a mouse]
Roy Rogers: I can tell she's your relation - she weights a ton!
Cookie Bullfincher: Oh, she ain't that big.
Roy Rogers: How old did you say she was?
Cookie Bullfincher: Oh, well, let's see. When I left...
[the "unconcious" Caroline whacks him in the stomach]
Cookie Bullfincher: ... oh, ow! Ah, I don't rightly remember, Roy.
Roy Rogers: Well, you know how we tell the age of horses don't you?
Cookie Bullfincher: Look at their teeth?
Roy Rogers: Right!
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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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Roy Celebrates Ten Years And Trigger Gets Horse-Napped
20 May 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Back at home after finishing his latest movie, Roy Rogers runs afoul of a nasty group of abusive wild horse-wranglers, who hatch a plot to kidnap Trigger and ransom him back to Roy for one-hundred-thousand dollars.

Roy celebrates his tenth anniversary as a feature attraction (onscreen as well as off) with this well-photographed color production. However, one wishes that he would have celebrated this milestone with a few more of his best loved co-stars, not just Andy Devine, Bob Nolan, and The Sons Of The Pioneers. Where's Dale Evans and Gabby Hayes?

Still, Under California Stars is pleasant, straight-forward, and has some great songs, with musical highlights that include the title song (not really written by Cookie Bullfincher!) and Roy joining The Sons Of The Pioneers in singing "Dust".

One unbelievable moment that has to be seen to be believed shows Trigger stomping a villains face in! For a few seconds you actually see in the background, a dummy with his face caved in!


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