5.9/10
122
8 user 2 critic

Utah (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Western | 21 March 1945 (USA)
When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East.... See full summary »

Director:

John English

Writers:

John K. Butler (screenplay), Jack Townley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bad guy Craig Allen, gambler and town boss, tries to take a gold mine inherited by innocent Chip Williams on her seventeenth birthday. Roy and his pal 'Teddy' Bear ride to help the girl and her cousin.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Mary Lee
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Roy edits a small town newspaper. A rancher is murdered, and his fortune is inherited by a young boy. Editor Roy, with the assistance (?) of big city reporter Dale, brings the killers to justice.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Action | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Insurance Investigator Roy is looking for Weston and the missing money he supposedly obtained in a robbery. When he catches him and listens to his story, he changes his mind about him. A ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bill Hickok, assisted by Calamity Jane, is after a foreign agent and his guerrilla band who are trying to take over some western territory just as the Civil War is coming to a close.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Julie Bishop
Heldorado (1946)
Certificate: Passed Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Heldorado is an annual parade celebrating Las Vegas as a frontier town. Roy is captain of the guards at Boulder Dam. He helps celebrate the town's anniversary while capturing racketeers involved with the local casinos.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Tiger Bay (1959)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills
Action | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Roy spends most of this movie rescuing Dale from terrible fates. The film includes a reenactment of land rush opening the Oklahoma Territory.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Roy is elected to Congress to bring the misery of the "dustbowl" of the 1930s to the attention of Washington politicians.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Roy visits his home town while on a personal appearance tour. While there he enters a pony express race. To keep him from winning, bad guys try to sabotage Roy's entry. They fail, or course.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bank robbery pulled off by the bank officials, not the usual James gang.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A crooked businessman is trying to sell cattle infected with deadly hoof-and-mouth disease. He has the local veterinarian murdered to cover up his plans.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Wittaker
Dale Evans ... Dorothy Bryant
Peggy Stewart ... Jackie
Beverly Lloyd ... Wanda (as Beverly Loyd)
Jill Browning Jill Browning ... Babe
Vivien Oakland ... Stella Mason
Grant Withers ... Ben Bowman
Hal Taliaferro ... Steve Lacy
Jack Rutherford ... Sheriff McBride
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Chicago Police Chief
Bob Nolan ... Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ... Cowhands / Musicians
Edit

Storyline

When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East. But the plan backfires when Dorothy, thinking her ranch worthless, sells the real ranch at a fraction of it's value. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El camino trágico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Dorothy Bryant: [singing] Now, way down upon the Swanee River, / Folks keep jivin' all the day long; / 'Cause that's where I'm gonna stay forever / With a gate who'll make my life a song. / So honey chile, on that day, / When you come my way, / I'll say, "Thank Dixie for me!"
[runs backstage]
Dorothy Bryant: How'd it look, Stel?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Utah Trail
Written by Bob Miller (as Bob Palmer)
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Roy and Dale are both butt-heads in this one!
13 October 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

It's hard for me to do an accurate appraisal of this film, as the version I downloaded from archive.org was missing 24 minutes--that's about a third of the movie! Why? Because back in the 1950s, some overzealous knuckle-heads decided to cram the Roy Rogers films into a TV time slot--trimming them all down to about 53 minutes. In a few cases, where the original film was about an hour long, the difference between the two versions is minimal but here the film is simply hacked apart. So keep this in mind when you read this. However, I can assume that the film was not all that great based on what I saw.

The film begins with Dale Evans being told that her show in Chicago is being shut down, as the financial backers have pulled out of the show. However, she owns a ranch out west and takes her friends with her to inspect and possibly sell it. Now here something VERY uncharacteristic occurs--Roy Rogers decides to lie! Instead of taking them to the beautiful ranch, he pretends that Gabby's rundown place is hers. She naturally is disappointed. However, the joke ends up on both of them when she sells the ranch--not realizing it's much bigger and more valuable. The buyer sure knows and enjoys cheating her. But Roy isn't going to let this be the end of it and he goes about trying to right a wrong.

How is the film overall? Well, it suffers not only from having Roy play a bit of a jerk but once again the usual female cliché is present--the leading lady HATES Roy with no provocation and seems grouchy. Now later in the film, Dale's character had lots of reason to hate him but why did the writers almost always do this with Dale and Roy? The only saving grace is Gabby Hayes--who is even grouchier and funnier than usual. This misogynist says such wonderful lines about women as "....next to sheep, they're the dumbest critters on Earth!". Overall, I'd give this film a 3--perhaps more in the extended version. But it does suffer because Roy, who always played a sweet person, is a bit of a jerk in this one--and spends much of the film trying to undo all the harm he caused.

By the way, although the film is called "Utah", it sure doesn't look like it! Like other Rogers films, it was made in California.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed