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Heldorado (1946)

Passed | | Music, Western | 15 December 1946 (USA)
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.


William Witney


Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay), Julian Zimet (original screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Nevada State Ranger Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger - Roy's Horse
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby
Dale Evans ... Carol Randall
Paul Harvey ... C.W. Driscoll
Brad Dexter ... Alec Baxter (as Barry Mitchell)
John Bagni John Bagni ... Johnny - Driscoll Henchman
John Phillips ... Sheriff Glenn
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Bellboy Henchman (as James Taggart)
Rex Lease ... Charlie - Bartender
Steve Darrell ... Mitch - Driscoll Henchman
Doye O'Dell ... Ticket Taker
LeRoy Mason ... State Ranger
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Carnival Judge
Eddie Acuff ... Carnival Shooting-Gallery Attendant


Roy Rogers, a Nevada State Ranger Captain in charge of the Rangers Reclamation Service, makes a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Heldorado Frontier Days Festival, as he wants to help his old friend Gabby Whittaker who originated the idea (at least, in this film).In Las Vegas, Roy meets heiress Carol Randall, who has been selected as the Queen of the Heldorado. Roy is informed that the F.B.I. wants an immediate investigation of the counterfeit thousand dollar bills that are being passed over the gambling tables at the casino. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Music | Western


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Gabbys last film with Roy & Dale
24 February 2006 | by revranSee all my reviews

This film is the last outing with Gabby Hayes. He appeared in 44 films with Roy. This film is set in Las Vegas at the annual Rodeo they use to have there in the old days. One very funny scene occurs after Dale is locked in a refrigerator. Roy tries to free her but ends up in a fight with the bad guys. When he opens the door he says, "I just have one question, does the light go out when I close the door..." I watched Roy on the Saturday broadcast of his old TV show when I was growing up in San Diego. We also watched Sky King and Fury. Then, one Saturday in the early 60's I woke up to find nothing but cartoons, and no more western heroes. Well, as soon they started making the videos of Roy's films and TV show available I started collecting them. My three kids have grown up with them and love them, even in black and white! Each year in February we visit the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Film Festival in Apple Valley. 2007 will be the 10th Anniversary! Imagine spending three days watching these wonderful old films and hearing from some of the people who were there when they were made. Actors, Actresses and Stuntmen. Heldorado is one their best! Happy Trails! -Revran

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Release Date:

15 December 1946 (USA) See more »

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Helldorado See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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