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Rainbow Over Texas (1946)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Music | 9 May 1946 (USA)
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.


Frank McDonald


Max Brand (story), Gerald Geraghty (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Sheriff Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Jackie Dalrymple - Posing as Jackie Larkin
Sheldon Leonard ... Kirby Haynes
Robert Emmett Keane ... Wooster J. Dalrymple
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ... Larkin the Butler
Minerva Urecal ... Mama Lolita
George J. Lewis ... Jim Pollard
Kenne Duncan ... Henchman Pete McAvoy
Pierce Lyden ... Henchman Johnson
Dick Elliott ... Yacht Captain Monroe
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musical Group


Saloon owner Haynes has one of his men rob his own place dressed as Jim Pollard. Roy wounds the robber in the arm before he escapes. When Roy finds Pollard he finds him unwounded and hides him out. But later Pollard is brought in shot in the back. Roy must now find the man with the wounded arm. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Roy's On The Trail Of Texas Renegades!... Ridin' into danger with a song on his lips!


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Sylvia Scarlett Goes West
28 August 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Because this is a Roy Rogers picture no one could or would expect the same kind of sexual ambiguity situation with Dale Evans spending some of the film masquerading as a boy like Katharine Hepburn did in Sylvia Scarlett. At least not for long.

Dale's a young heiress from Chicago with a yen to see the place where her wealthy father sprung from, a desire not encouraged by Robert Emmett Keane as her father. She runs away and stows away on a train where her singing idol Roy Rogers is returning to Texas. It just so happens he's returning to the town of Dalrymple named for Dale's family.

Dale doesn't spend too much time in drag, Roy's fans were definitely not the kind to appreciate the subtleties of gender bending humor. The action returns to traditional western fare with Sheldon Leonard in an accustomed place as the gambler/villain looking to cash in big on a pony express style relay horse race.

Not bad, but a little out of the ordinary for Roy and Dale's fans.

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Release Date:

9 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arco-Iris no Céu See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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