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Song of Arizona (1946)

Passed | | Action, Music, Western | 9 March 1946 (USA)
Gabby's ranch for wayward boys is in financial trouble. One of his boys, Chip is hiding stolen money sent by his father the outlaw leader King Blaine. After Blaine is killed, Chip decides ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

M. Coates Webster (screenplay), Bradford Ropes (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Clare Summers
Lyle Talbot ... King Blaine
Tommy Cook ... Chip Blaine
Johnny Calkins ... Clarence (as Johny Calkins)
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Dolly Finnuccin
Tommy Ivo ... Jimmy
Michael Chapin ... Cyclops
Dick Curtis ... Henchman Bart
Edmund Cobb ... Sheriff Jim Clark
Tom Quinn ... Henchman Tom
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Henchman Jim (as Kid Chissell)
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ... Ranch Boys (as Robert Mitchell Boychoir)
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Storyline

Gabby's ranch for wayward boys is in financial trouble. One of his boys, Chip is hiding stolen money sent by his father the outlaw leader King Blaine. After Blaine is killed, Chip decides to pay off Gabby's debt with this money, but trouble arises when the remaining gang members arrive looking for the loot. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Arizona See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When the calf escapes from the boys rodeo it is dragging a lariat that was snug around it's neck. Roy and Dale immediately give chase and recapture it, but the lariat the calf was dragging is now gone. See more »

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Saturday matinée bliss.....
5 June 2009 | by alan-prattSee all my reviews

This is one of those Roy Rogers films that, if not the best, has absolutely all of the right components.

Roy is great, as always, as are the wonderful Sons of the Pioneers. Then there's Gabby, being Gabby, simply the best comedy sidekick in western movies, Dale doing some pretty swish song and dance routines, a terrific snarling villain in Dick Curtis - was that really his own face or just an evil mask? - and just the right amount of Boys Town type sentiment with the Robert Mitchell Boy Choir as the wayward boys living on Gabby's Half-A-Chance Ranch. The title song is good and, shame on me, I nearly forgot Trigger: he looks stunning! There are those who say the West was never like this,that no-one dressed like Roy, that the story lines were thin or far-fetched, and who am I to argue? That's what makes these old Republic movies so irresistible!


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