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Bells of Coronado -- 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. It includes the songs "Bells of Coronado," "Got No Time for the Blues,"
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Release Date:
8 January 1950 (USA) See more »
Atomic Thrills... Hit the saddle with Roy and the gang... On the trail of Uranium smugglers!
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Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers

Trigger ... Roy's Horse

Dale Evans ... Pam Reynolds

Pat Brady ... Sparrow

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
Riders of the Purple Sage ... Power Co. Linemen / Musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bamby ... Fiddle Player - Riders of the Purple Sage (uncredited)
Duke Green ... Pete (uncredited)
Jack Low ... George Perez (uncredited)
Post Park ... 2nd Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Darol Rice ... Darol - Riders of the Purple Sage (uncredited)
Loren Riebe ... Henchman (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... Foreign Smuggler (uncredited)
Al Sloey ... Concertina Player Al - Riders of the Purple Sage (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
William Witney 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sloan Nibley 

Produced by
Edward J. White .... associate producer
Original Music by
R. Dale Butts  (as Dale Butts)
Cinematography by
John MacBurnie 
Film Editing by
Tony Martinelli 
Art Direction by
Frank Hotaling 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
Costume Design by
Adele Palmer 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Steve Drumm .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louise Landmier .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Lacey .... assistant director
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
Special Effects by
Walter Hammond .... special effects
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Rowland .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
C.B. Lawrence .... grip (uncredited)
Mickey Marigold .... still photographer (uncredited)
Enzo A. Martinelli .... camera operator (uncredited)
Nels Mathias .... key grip (uncredited)
Burl Stafford .... gaffer (uncredited)
Music Department
Jerry Roberts .... musical director
Stanley Wilson .... orchestrator
Ernest Gold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nathan Scott .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Stanley Wilson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Marie Messinger .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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67 min
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Roy Undercover, 11 June 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Cold War and the quest for uranium ore comes into the plot of this Roy Rogers western, The Bells Of Coronado. Roy plays an insurance investigator who is assigned by John Hamilton to investigate the theft of unrefined uranium ore and incidentally the death of the owner of a mine from where it was stolen.

Dale Evans co-stars and it would surprise many to learn that Dale was only the leading lady in about a quarter of Roy's films. The films that she did co-star with Roy are elevated an extra notch because of the obvious chemistry between the two.

Roy is undercover in this one working at the power company that operates nearby the uranium mine. The mine is owned by Grant Withers who is also Dale's uncle in this film. The usual kittenish banter between Roy and Dale is present which always makes their films interesting.

Clifton Young who died much too young plays his usual murderous villain. Film fans will remember him best from the Humphrey Bogart - Lauren Bacall feature Dark Passage. Young is always good in any film he does.

Why Republic was so shy in not coming out and mentioning the Russians is beyond me. They are referred to only as 'the other side'. And the chief villain is not one you would suspect, especially coming from a B western.

The Bells Of Coronado will have enough singing, riding, and gunplay to satisfy any aged front row kid from the time this was in theaters and younger fans as well.

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