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Song of Texas (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Western | 14 June 1943 (USA)
A man of no worth brags to his daughter back East that he is rich and owns a big ranch. When she decides to pay a visit to her father, Roy and his buddies agree to pretend that the poor man is the owner of the ranch.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writer:

Winston Miller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Sheila Ryan ... Sue Bennett
Barton MacLane ... Jim Calvert
Harry Shannon ... Sam Bennett
Pat Brady ... Pat - Sons of the Pioneers
Arline Judge ... Hildegarde Gray
William Haade ... Fred Calvert
Eve March Eve March ... Miss Murray
Hal Taliaferro ... Henchman
Alex Nehara Dancers Alex Nehara Dancers ... Fiesta Dancers
Bob Nolan ... Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians
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Storyline

Now poor, Sam Bennett was a rodeo star in his younger days. When Roy learns Sam told his daughter he owned a ranch and she is arriving for a visit, Roy has him pose as the owner of his ranch. Learning her father and Roy are partners, she forces them to sign a legal document. They plan to tear it up when she leaves but using her power of attorney, she sells her fathers half of the ranch. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A Rodeo of Rhythm, Action and Romance!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Hildegarde Gray: Have you seen Pat around?
Bob: Pat... you ain't looking for him, are you?
Hildegarde Gray: Yeah.
Bob: Well, he's over at the bunkhouse trying to beautify himself.
Hildegarde Gray: Thanks.
[She leaves]
Bob: But it ain't doin' no good.
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Soundtracks

Blue Bonnet Girl
Written by Glenn Spencer
Performed by Roy Rogers
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5 October 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sad to say that I saw the edited for television of Song Of Texas and a lot of the story involving plot motivation was missing. I might have given this film a star or two higher if I had seen the director's cut.

Roy Rogers who is the star performer of the Calvert Brothers rodeo is planning to leave because he does not like the way brothers Barton MacLane and William Haade operate. Especially after he sees the way they treat down on his luck former rodeo star Harry Shannon. Roy and Sons of the Pioneers retire to the ranch they're starting.

But Roy goes overboard in his charity when he finds out that Shannon has a daughter coming to see him who thinks he's an owner of the ranch. Daughter Sheila Ryan who arrives with friend Arline Judge is a savvy businesswoman from the east and she wants the 'partnership' that Roy has with Shannon put on a business basis. Her interference nearly costs Roy and the boys everything they've worked for.

Vocal highlight of the film is Roy at the beginning visiting a Children's Hospital and singing Mexicali Rose to a young visiting girl patient from Mexico. Although Bing Crosby had the hit record of that song, Roy warbles it real pretty.

Not a bad Roy Rogers film, but try to see the unedited version.


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