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South of Santa Fe (1942)

New Mexico is the scene of undeveloped gold mines and kidnapping. Modern elements include tommy guns, an airplane, two-way radios, fast cars, and big city gangsters.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writer:

James R. Webb (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Linda Hayes ... Carol Stevens
Paul Fix ... Joe Keenan - aka Harmon
Judy Clark ... Judy
Bobby Beers Bobby Beers ... Bobby
Sons of the Pioneers ... Cowhands / Musicians (as The Sons of the Pioneers)
Arthur Loft ... Peter Moreland
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... John McMahon
Sam Flint ... Harold Prentiss
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Benton
Jack Ingram ... Louie - Henchman
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Storyline

To get the three needed business men to visit the Stevens mine, Roy stages a ride with the Vacaros and has them as honored guests. Seeing a chance to make a lot of money, gangster Harmon joins the ride and then has his men kidnap the three. Having filmed a fake holdup earlier, he uses the film to convince the Sheriff that Roy and the boys were the Kidnapers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exploradores do Oeste See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Karl: He's got the gout!
Hugh: He's much too stout.
Roy Rogers: [singing] What do you think we ought to do?
Roy and Pioneers: [singing] Why, he should be a Vaquero!
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Down the Trail
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Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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A Very Cunning Villain
9 June 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

South Of Santa Fe has Roy Rogers with the rest of the Sons Of The Pioneers in New Mexico trying to get a group of wealthy investors to look at a mine owned by Linda Hayes. But gangster Paul Fix who is on the lam sees a real big opportunity to make a lot of quick bucks by kidnapping these rich guys.

Fix is one of the shrewdest and most dangerous of villains ever in a Roy Rogers western. He's put a neat little frame around Roy and the Sons and it will take every bit of cleverness to foil his dastardly scheme.

A fair share of music is in South Of Santa Fe though nothing really stands out. The best was a square dance where Bobby Beers and Judy Clark decide to liven things up with a jitterbug.

One of Roy's better films and I think I saw a much edited version because I had to fill some blanks in with the story. Still lots of action, lots of singing, and a very cunning villain for Roy to best.


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