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Sunset Serenade (1942)

Passed | | Western | 14 September 1942 (USA)
Bad guys plot to trick a newly arrived Eastern girl out of a ranch which belongs to her infant ward. Roy, of course, saves the ranch for the girl.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Robert Yost (story), Earl Felton (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby
Bob Nolan ... Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ... Ranch Hands / Musicians
Helen Parrish ... Sylvia Clark
Onslow Stevens ... Gregg Jackson
Joan Woodbury ... Vera Martin
Frank M. Thomas ... Clifford Sheldon
Roy Barcroft ... Bart Reynolds - Henchman
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Praskins
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Vera Martin, a scheming housekeeper in her late twenties, receives orders to vacate the Bagley Ranch, over which she has held sway since the death of the owner. Bagley has left the ranch to his nephew Rodney T. Blackton, instead of to Vera as she had expected. Adjoining ranch owner Gregg Jackson arrives to offer his sympathy... and a possible way out. He plans to dam the river above the Bagley Ranch, diverting the water to his property leaving all the other ranchers dry and, while he is at it, to rustle all the Bagley cattle and fake a $5,000 mortgage on the ranch, licking new-owner Ridney T. before he starts. Roy Rogers, Gabby Whittaker and the Sons of the Pioneers, pass through the country just as Sylvia Clark, guardian of the one-year old Rodney T., arrives with her ward. They all arrive at the ranch just as Vera and Jackson are completing their frame-up. Roy is suspicious, and when Jackson informs Sylvia that the ranch is barren, has no cattle and a mortgage due in two weeks, Roy ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Writing A New Chapter In Western Screen History!... Roy Rogers' Sensational Rise To Fame!... Here He Is... In Reply To YOUR Demands!

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1942 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Alpha Video DVD is the cut version, not the complete version. See more »

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When Gabby pulls the tablecloth off the table, there is a large bowl with a serving spoon in it that stops near the edge. When the camera angle changes the spoon is gone. See more »

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Bob: All he can hear is the dinner bell. Two helpings of stew he had, and last night I saw him take a whole pie and hide it in the garbage chute.
Gabby: Awww, I never did...
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Gabby: Garbage chute! I thought that was a cooler!
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Connections

Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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I'm A Cowboy Rockefeller
Written by Tim Spencer and Roy Rogers
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Sunrise Sunset
5 September 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Roy Rogers (as Roy), George "Gabby" Hayes (as Gabby), and "The Sons of the Pioneers" help guardian Helen Parrish (as Sylvia Clark) claim and manage the land inherited by her ward, Baby Rodney. Bagley Ranch keeper Joan Woodbury (as Vera Martin) and cohort Onslow Stevens (as Jackson) want to swindle the ranch out of the infant's little hands. The pervasive bright-as-sunlight moonlight is more distracting than usual, since the incorrect time of day referred to several times in succession. Having a baby around to serenade ups the cuteness level considerably. "Sunrise Serenade" ends as Rogers and Trigger struggle to save Frank M. Thomas (as Sheldon) from an approaching water rapid; but, it isn't enough to lift the film.

** Sunset Serenade (1942) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Helen Parrish


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