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Apache Rose (1947)

Roy is an oil prospector. His efforts to get drilling rights on an old Spanish land grant are countered by gamblers from an off-shore gambling boat determined to control the land (and oil) themselves.

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William Witney

Writer:

Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Dale Evans ... Billie Colby
Olin Howland ... Alkali (as Olin Howlin)
George Meeker ... Reed Calhoun
John Laurenz ... Henchman Pete
Russ Vincent Russ Vincent ... Carlos Vega
Minerva Urecal ... Felicia
LeRoy Mason ... Henchman Hilliard
Donna Martell ... Rosa Vega (as Donna De Mario)
Terry Frost ... Sheriff Jim Mason
Conchita Lemus Conchita Lemus ... Dancer
Tex Terry Tex Terry ... Henchman
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians
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Storyline

The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run huge gambling debts. When Carlos' sister who is half owner arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy finds a clue and this leads him to Calhoun's offshore gambling ship. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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All the joy of the West with Roy at his Best...a joy-jammed jamboree of song-thrills and action spills! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Barca do Jogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Roy Rogers' first film in Trucolor. However, surviving prints are in black and white. See more »

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Quotes

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Written by Glenn Spencer and Tim Spencer
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Unintentionally hilarious.
16 October 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I don't care how much of a fan you are of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans--you've got to admit that this is a very bad film. In fact, it's the only film they made that truly made my skin crawl...it's THAT bad. Why is it so bad? Well, a pretty senorita is hurt very badly and Dale comes up with an insane plan--to don a black wig and pose as a Mexican!! I think that the Swedish Chef would have been more convincing! She is, to put it bluntly, absolutely terrible. Later, for no apparent reason, Roy tells everyone that he's killed the senorita--and I have absolutely no idea why! On top of that, the writing isn't very good and there is the usual Rogers/Evans cliché where they meet and hate each other. A bad film in just about every way...and dumb, dumb, dumb to boot.


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