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Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Music | 6 November 1944 (USA)
Rival rodeos are operated by good guy Gabby and bad guy Richard Powers. Dale is trying to choose between them, aided ultimately by Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers (who are radio singers).

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Gordon Kahn (original screenplay), Robert Creighton Williams (original screenplay) (as Bob Williams)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Marjorie Brooks
Lloyd Corrigan ... Marty Maizely
Tom Keene ... Frank Madden (as Richard Powers)
Claire Du Brey ... Rosie McGurk
Arthur Loft ... Bill Wetherbee
Roy Barcroft ... Ken Ferguson
Lucien Littlefield ... The Judge
Sam Flint ... Sheriff
Bob Nolan ... Bob - Leader Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians
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Storyline

Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers, the Gabby Whittaker and Madden rodeo's are competing for bookings. When Gabby gets a date in Albuquerque, Madden has his man destroy his equipment. Roy finds a broken rawhide rope at the scene and uses it to bring Madden to justice. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ACTION AS YOU LIKE IT! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luzes de Santa Fé See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

During the scene where Gabby tells Marjorie he has hired Roy and the Pioneers, she tucks the collar of her dress inside the neckline. But when he leads her out to show her Trigger, her collar is back outside again. See more »

Quotes

Roy Rogers: Good morning Margie. Don't mind me calling you by you're name on this program, but would you mind stepping up here for a minute?
[Margie hesitates, while her friends tell her to go ahead]
Roy Rogers: Then I'll step down there.
[Roy steps of the platform onto the sidewalk]
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Marjorie Brooks: Are you going to ask them?
Roy Rogers: Only me.
Marjorie Brooks: Then I'm sure they'll be 'simple'.
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Roy Rogers: First question. As shopper would you condemn a can of corn beef if you've never heard of the brand before?
[...]
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Soundtracks

The Nerve Of Some People
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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A 'Personality' Western
14 June 2011 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Roy helps keep Dale and Gabby's wild west show in business even as Tom Keene's competing show slyly tries to wreck them.

Not a formula oater. There's no gunplay, little hard riding, and only brief fisticuffs. But there is a chariot race, of all things. In fact, I'd call this a personality western if there were such a thing. Anyway, that's the real attraction, a really engaging Roy, a sparkling Dale who gets to emote more than usual, and of course the great Gabby who even warbles a few refrains and in his own voice too. Together, they're delightful, making this an easygoing surprise and a different kind of matinée.


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