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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)
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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Western film-making pioneer William Witney provides us with another fun, swift film starring Rogers and Trigger, 5 June 2004
Author: Frankie from studio city

A criminally unheard-of William Witney has always been underappreciated by western genre fans. Just as influential as John Ford, if not more so, Witney made some of the best early westerns out there creating the modernized, choreographed Western fight scenes we still see today. Witney kept the landscapes in the back where they belong and focused on the pure joy. This film, The Bells of Coronado, was one of Witney's last collaborations with Roy Rogers and Trigger but it is still worth checking out. A little adventure, a little action, a little music. It's all here. For Western genre fans who have never seen a William Witney film, do yourself a favor and check one out. If you liked this one, also check these early greats: On the Old Spanish Trail and Adventures of Red Ryder. While I'm a big fan of John Ford, Anthony Mann and Sergei Leone and appreciate what each of them has brought to the western genre over the years, Witney is still my favorite Western filmmaker. Because there's just a pure unadulterated joy to his pictures you can't find somewhere else. Pictures with no cynicism, a welcome watch in today's cynical world.

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