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8 January 1950 (USA) See more »
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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
Color (Trucolor)
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Roy Rogers with his horse Trigger and spouse Dale Evans taking on uranium smugglers, 13 March 2007
Author: ma-cortes

The film starts when a mines proprietary shipping a load uranium is attacked .Later the mines passes into a rancher owner named Bennet(Grant Withers,who played for John Ford and appeared over 200 movies until his suicide),he reclaims the company which sends to Roy Rogers(1914-1998) as an undercover insurance agent.Posing as a cowboy looking for employment,he gets a work along with a crew called ¨the riders of the purple sage¨ .Meanwhile happen songs alongside with a secretary(played by his spouse Dale Evans), pursuits and struggles against the uranium smugglers.He must avoid the robbers from taking off an airplane with the stolen load and he gets an exciting final confrontation on high voltage tower.The movie contains action Western,suspense,shoot outs,fighting and is quite entertaining.The film is produced by Republic picture, usual in serials of low budget .The motion picture is well directed by William Witney ,a prolific director of short budget and TV episodes(Daniel Boone, Bonanza,Virginian).

The picture is starred by famous Roy Rogers,he played in various musical groups,in 1934 he formed a group called sons of pioneers,they appeared in numerous Westerns(Rhythm on the range,Son of the pioneers,On the Spanish trail among others).Roy was married three times.Arlene Wilkins ,his second wife,died a few day after giving birth to their son,¨Roy Rogers Jr or Dusty¨ and Dale Evans his third spouse,became his four children's mom .Inducted along with his wife Evans into the Hall of great Western performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and also as member of the Sons of pioneers.Their nicknames were,Roy as ¨King of cowboys¨, Dale Evans ¨Queen of the West¨and Trigger ¨Smartest horse in the movies¨. Roy got his horse ¨Trigger¨in 1938 and rode him in every one of his film and TV shows after that.He had appeared in one early movie,being ridden by Olivia de Havilland in ¨¨ The adventures of Robin Hood¨. Trigged died in 1965,aged 33 years.

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