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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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Caroline Bullfincher
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Cookie Bullfincher / Alf Bullfincher
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Pop Jordan (as George H. Lloyd)
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Lige McFarland
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Henchman Ed
Steve Clark ...
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Joseph A. Garro ...
Joe (as Joseph Garro)
Paul Power ...
Movie Director Paul
John Wald ...
WYX Radio Announcer
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Bob
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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)  »

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Under California Skies  »

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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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Under California Stars
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers, Jane Frazee and the Sons of the Pioneers
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the singing cowboy (4.5/10)
14 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Roy rogers plays himself in this western.(not too much of a stretch,i guess).i guess it's movie,but it felt more like an episode of a TV show to me.as far entertainment goes,this feature is moderately entertaining.there's a bit of singing by Roy,and by The sons of The Pioneers(of which Roy Rogers was an early member),a popular singing group of the era.i actually like the singing.the best actor of the bunch,in my opinion was Andy Devine as Cookie Bullfincher.he was the comic relief of the movie,and specialized in playing comedic characters.the movie itself was not quite in the awful range,but just above mediocre.for me,Under California Stars is a 4.5/10


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