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Home in Oklahoma (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Western | 18 October 1946 (USA)
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

Writer:

Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Connie Edwards
Carol Hughes ... Jan Holloway
George Meeker ... Steve McClory
Lanny Rees Lanny Rees ... Duke Lowery
Ruby Dandridge ... Devoria
George Lloyd ... Sheriff Barclay
Arthur Space ... Coroner Jud Judnick
Frank Reicher ... Jason Cragmyle
George M. Carleton ... Kennedy (as George Carleton)
Flying 'L' Ranch Quartet Flying 'L' Ranch Quartet ... Singers (as Flying 'L' Ranch Quartette)
Bob Nolan ... Bob - Leader Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians / Ranch Hands
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Storyline

In this Roy Rogers entry, featuring a song written by Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner (making him and Louisiana's Jimmie Davis and Texas' W.E. "Pappy" O'Daniel possibly the only state governors to write songs used in a western), Flying T ranch owner Sam Talbot is killed by a fall from a horse. St. Louis reporter Connie Edwards comes to check a rumor that he might have been murdered. She goes to Roy Rogers, editor of the local newspaper, and he takes her to the reading of Talbot's will. The ranch is left to Talbot's 12-year-old ward, Duke Lowery, much to the dismay of Talbot's niece, Jan Holloway. After some attempts on Duke's life, Roy finally proves that Jan, Steve McClory and coroner Jim Judnick had Talbot killed and are conspiring to do the same for Duke, making Jan the last heir. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

ROY'S RIDIN' HERD ON DANGER AND SONG! (original ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home in Oklahoma See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were married on location at the Flying L Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma after filming "Home in Oklahoma" together. There exists a memorial plaque there today commemorating their marriage. See more »

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Featured in Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (2003) See more »

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Home In Oklahoma
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Murder On The Ranch
16 May 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Local newspaper man Roy Rogers probes the death of one of his friends, a rancher and high-end cattle breeder thrown from his horse and ends up protecting the rancher's heir, an orphan boy, from the ruthless killers. Meanwhile, big city reporter Dale Evans plans to scoop Roy on the story.

This is a decent enough cowboy murder mystery, with good performances by George "Gabby" Hayes, Ruby Dandridge (mother of Dorothy Dandrige), and Lanny Rees as the boy. Their scenes together are heart-warming.

Roy and Dale have great chemistry here - no surprise, since they got married on location, immediately after shooting wrapped.

The film's musical highlight is Bob Nolan and The Sons Of The Pioneers singing "The Everlasting Hills Of Oklahoma".

The killer's identities are as plain as the nose on your face, but it's still pretty good.


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