MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,325 this week

Bells of Coronado (1950)

Approved  |   |  Thriller, Western  |  8 January 1950 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 110 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Roy is an insurance investigator looking into the theft of uranium ore. He must prevent the thieves from taking off in a plane with the stolen ore.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 850 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 114 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 241 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 760 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 597 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bells of Coronado (1950)

Bells of Coronado (1950) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bells of Coronado.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eyes of Texas (1948)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Lynne Roberts
The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle.

Stars: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sue Farnum inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Susanna Pass (1949)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The bad guys dynamite a fish hatchery. They're trying to put the hatchery out of business so they can get possession of oil underneath the lake. Roy is a game warden investigating the dynamiting.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The annual return of the salmon each year gives the Indians of the Northwest enough food to last until the next year. This way of live is threatened by Banning who puts in a cannery on the ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A crooked businessman is trying to sell cattle infected with deadly hoof-and-mouth disease. He has the local veterinarian murdered to cover up his plans.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, Skoville shoots the Sovereign by mistake but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Action | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), owner of a transportation service for moving race horses from track to track, prepares to take a number of thoroughbreds to the Pan American fair races at Monterey.... See full summary »

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ranchers, with the help of Roy, raise money to build a reservoir but lose it to a gambler through a crooked stock deal.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne
Action | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Molybdenum is a hard, gray metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. It is also used in fertilizers, dyes and enamels. Well, anyway, Roy's ranch is full of ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Raymond Hatton
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Ladder A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Pat Brady ...
Grant Withers ...
Craig Bennett
Leo Cleary ...
Dr. Frank Harding
Clifton Young ...
Ross
Robert Bice ...
Jim Russell
Stuart Randall ...
Sheriff
John Hamilton ...
Mr. Linden, Insurance Company Official
Edmund Cobb ...
Rafferty
Eddie Lee ...
Shanghai, the Cook
Rex Lease ...
Shipping Company Foreman
Lane Bradford ...
Shipping Smuggler
Foy Willing ...
Foy
Edit

Storyline

Mine owner George Perez, transporting a load of uranium, is ambushed and left for dead after a fall over a cliff. Badly hurt, he makes his way to town doctor Frank Harding (Leo Cleary), secretly the boss of the outlaw gang working with a foreign government to steal the uranium,who poisons him and passes his death off as the result of an accident. The mine passes into the hands of rancher/businessman Craig Bennett, who makes a claim for the Uranium loss and the company sends Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers) to investigate. He comes to Coronado posing as a cowhand looking for work and gets a job as a member of a line crew that includes Foy Willing (Foy Willing) and the Riders of the Purple Sage(Darol Rice, Al Sloey and George Bamby)working for Bennett's Coronado Power and Light Company. Roy also runs into an old friend, Sparrow Biffle (Pat Brady), who is a helper to Bennett's secretary Pam Reynolds (Dale Evans.) Just as Roy has uncovered evidence linking Dr. Harding, henchman Ross (Clifton Young... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Atomic Thrills... Hit the saddle with Roy and the gang... On the trail of Uranium smugglers!

Genres:

Thriller | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campanas de Coronado  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Bells of Coronado
Written by Sid Robin and Foy Willing
Spanish Lyrics by Aaron González
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another Roy Rogers ersatz western.
29 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Bells of Coronado" is a rarity--a full-color Roy Rogers film. This is probably the case because it's one of Roy's later movies--and his popularity was at its peak and color film a little less costly than it had been in the 1940s. However, aside from the use of color and an absence of the usual sidekicks like Gabby Hayes, Andy Devine or Smiley Burnett (in this case, it's a lesser-known and less goofy Pat Brady), the film is very much like a typical Roy Rogers 'western'. In other words, aside from Roy and the rest riding about on horses out west, the film really is NOT a western but a modern ersatz cowboy film. Think about it--how many westerns have plots about stolen uranium and feature bad guys trying to escape by airplane?!

So is everything exactly like his other films? Well, close, but not exactly. Dale appears as usual but she sports brown hair and isn't annoying or stupid (a role they usually had her play). Also, unlike most Rogers films in the public domain, this version has not been trimmed down for a one-hour TV slot and its running time is about 67 minutes.

Overall, the film is very ordinary for a Rogers film, though with a little less music and a feeling that you've really seen this sort of thing several times before--which is true if you've seen many Roy Rogers films. It's entertaining but certainly won't tax your brain or leave a lasting impression. Thoroughly adequate with little to distinguish it one way or the other.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bells of Coronado (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?