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Apache Rose (1947)

Passed | | Action, Music, Western | 15 February 1947 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Roy Rogers
... Trigger (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
... Billie Colby
... Alkali (as Olin Howlin)
... Reed Calhoun
John Laurenz ... Henchman Pete
Russ Vincent ... Carlos Vega
... Felicia
... Henchman Hilliard
... Rosa Vega (as Donna De Mario)
... Sheriff Jim Mason
Conchita Lemus ... Dancer
Tex Terry ... Henchman
... Bob Nolan
... 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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Roy's First Trucolor (original poster) See more »

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Action | Music | Western

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15 February 1947 (USA)  »

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A Barca do Jogo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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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 »

Goofs

Immediately after the scene in which Bob's hat is crushed, there is a close-up of Roy in which we catch a glimpse of Bob in the background wearing a perfectly unspoiled hat. Shortly afterward when everyone runs into the hacienda after hearing the shot, his hat is still as good as new. See more »

Quotes

Billie Colby: Carlos, how can I take you seriously? All those escapades... and not forgetting that weakness for gambling, either. I don't like it.
Carlos Vega: Billie, I've given that up. Honest!
Billie Colby: Wanna make a bet?
Carlos Vega: Why, sure, anything!
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Connections

Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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José
Written by Glenn Spencer and Tim Spencer
Performed by Dale Evans and the Sons of the Pioneers
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pleasantly subtle differences
3 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Songs not so western-sounding; Dale and Roy initially at odds; coastal setting; believable, interesting story with intelligent humor - elements of this film which favorably impressed me, without a "try-too-hard-to-be-different" result. "Apache Rose" is the name of a small boat, skippered by Dale. Oil prospector Roy dislikes Dale's delivery plans for his equipment, but, eventually, they warm up to each other, with disguised Dale actually assisting to apprehend the villainous Reed Calhoun, who operates a casino-boat and covets oil-rich land owned by Dale's suitor - the gambling-indebted Carlos Vega, and his sister from out-of-town, Rosa. Some of the comic relief is aptly provided by the bumbling, years-worn, Roy-admirer, Alkali. After twelve years of pretty-much formulaic Roy Rogers movies - which, by this time numbered around 75 - it's nice to see one which is not quite the same as many of them, but doesn't overdo the uncharacteristic.


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