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Under California Stars (1948)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Musical  -  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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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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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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Serenade To a Coyote
Written by Andy Parker
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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Trigger, the Boy, and His Dog
8 September 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Roy Rogers is a popular movie cowboy / rancher, celebrating his 10th Anniversary in pictures - with the assistance of helping hands Andy Devine (as "Cookie"), Bob Nolan, the Sons of the Pioneers, and Cookie's cousin Jane Frazee (as Caroline). Mr. Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers are in particularly fine voice for this "10th Anniversary" movie.

Michael Chapin (as Ted) plays a Roy Rogers fan who is taken in by the star; the boy witnesses the film's major plot development - the kidnapping of Trigger. There are several dramatic moments; but, these do not mix well with the light atmosphere of celebration and song-writing. Trigger and young Mr. Chapin are very appealing in "Under California Skies"; not surprisingly, they steal the show. A dramatic western with Chapin and Trigger (and/or Tramp) would have been a welcome feature from the studio.

**** Under California Skies (4/30/48) William Witney ~ Roy Rogers, Michael Chapin, Andy Devine, Jane Frazee


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