Sunset in the West (1950)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  25 September 1950 (USA)
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Roy puts a stop to gun smuggling.



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Complete credited cast:
Dixie Osborne
Sheriff Tad Osborne
Pierre Watkin ...
Gordon MacKnight
Charles La Torre ...
Nick Corella
William Tannen ...
John Kimball (as William J. Tannen)
Steve Pendleton ...
Walter Kimball (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Paul E. Burns ...
Telegrapher Blinky Adams
Dorothy Ann White ...
Housekeeper Felitia
Foy Willing ...
Riders of the Purple Sage ...
Singers, Cowhands


Near the border, outlaws are hijacking trains and using them to transport large quantities of rifles. Roy gets involved when the train that was to pick up his cattle fails to stop. Helping out the Sheriff, Roy brings in a suspect. He identifies him as a wanted man but the outlaw escapes with Roy as a hostage. Roy is taken to the gang leader's house where another hijacking is being planned. They also plan to get rid of Roy. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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gun smuggling | horse | trucolor | See All (3) »


Six-Gun Trouble!... the border blazes with bullet-fast action as Roy and the gang track down a band of international gun-runners!




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25 September 1950 (USA)  »

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Asejuna katoaa  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Sunset In The West
Written by Foy Willing
Spanish Lyrics by Aaron González
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Riders of the Purple Sage
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Gunrunning on the Pacific coast
10 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Herbert J. Yates splurged for color in this Roy Rogers western where he and Gordon Jones, former deputy sheriffs to Will Wright, are helping out their old boss. The populace of Wright's town is up in arms at his inability to stop train hijackings. The worst part is that there seems to be no rhyme or reason for them.

As Roy investigates it'a a very sophisticated ring of gunrunners that's settled in this Pacific coast town and they have contacts in a lot of places. And Roy's not the only one investigating the gunrunning either.

Romance is provided by Penny Edwards who was one of a few women substituting for Dale Evans as Roy's leading lady while she taking care of their child. And together with Gordon Jones playing the dumber than a post Splinters is Estelita Rodriguez giving out her comic style with a Hispanic touch. She did a number of Roy Rogers westerns but she's best known for playing in Rio Bravo as Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez's wife.

Not the best of his westerns, it's a bit overplotted for a B western, but Roy's fans will be pleased.

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