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15 October 1951 (USA) See more »
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), owner of a transportation service for moving race horses from track to track... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers

Trigger ... Trigger

Dale Evans ... Doris Stewart
Pinky Lee ... Pinky

Douglas Fowley ... Dave Norris
Ric Roman ... Josef
Leonard Penn ... Mexican Captain
Willie Best ... Willie, Stable Boy
Lillian Molieri ... Gypsy Dancer
Charlita ... Rosina, Fortune Teller
Pat Brady ... Pat Brady
Frank Richards ... Studsy Denning
Roy Rogers Riders ... Musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bamby ... Member, Roy Rogers Riders (uncredited)
Michael Barton ... Member Roy Rogers Riders (uncredited)
Jimmy Bryant ... Member, Roy Rogers Riders (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bud Dooley ... Member Roy Rogers Riders (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Gypsy Henchman (uncredited)
Marguerite McGill ... Doris' Maid (uncredited)
Darol Rice ... Member Roy Rogers Riders (uncredited)

Directed by
William Witney 
Writing credits
Eric Taylor (written by)

Produced by
Edward J. White .... associate producer
Original Music by
R. Dale Butts 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta (director of photography) (as Jack Marta)
Film Editing by
Harold Minter 
Art Direction by
Frank Hotaling 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
John Daheim .... stunt double: George J. Lewis & Frank Richards (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nels Mathias .... key grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Stanley Wilson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #15247)

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Delivering Horses Is Tougher Than it Looks, 20 April 2014
Author: Henchman_Number1 from United States

Forced to sell her racehorse to save the ranch, Doris Stewart (Dale Evans) hires Roy and his crew (Pinky Lee and Pat Brady) to transport her prized thoroughbred to a buyer in Mexico. Despite being warned by a gypsy fortune teller (Charlita) not to make the trip, Roy and Dale forge ahead and soon find themselves involved in murder and a horse theft scheme hatched by Dale's trainer Dave Norris (prolific western bad guy Douglas Fowley) and his thug henchman Studsy Denning (Frank Richards.

Directed by William Witney, South of Caliente teams up Roy and Dale once again after Dale's six movie, almost two year hiatus. It also marks the second pairing of Roy with new found sidekick and children's television entertainer Pinky Lee. Pinky's antics here are toned down from his first movie with Roy.

South of Caliente hearkens back to Witney's earlier movies with Roy and Dale. Beginning with "Roll on Texas Moon" Witney began to reshape Roy's movies and gradually de-emphasise the musical content. He dropped the large scale musical numbers and packed in more action sequences. Caliente" however, features more of a musical style than most of his later movies, including a a theatrical song and dance number at the gypsy camp. It also marks a bit of a change in the on-screen chemistry between Roy and Dale. The "Battle of the Sexes" featured in their earlier movies is absent here and has Dale assuming a decidedly less dominant on-screen persona. A style similar to the one they would employ for the six year run of their television series.

As B-Westerns go, pretty good. Roy Rogers Fans should enjoy.

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