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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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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 »

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Action | Music | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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

Film debut of Donna Martell (billed as Donna DeMario). 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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Soundtracks

There's Nothing Like Coffee In the Morning
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Dale Evans
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A Black Eye for Apache Rose
7 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Roy Rogers is an oil prospector who wants to get rights to drill for oil on a promising piece of land. Dale Evans (as Billie) sails a local tugboat named "Apache Rose" and Olin Howlin is Mr. Rogers' lovable old codger friend "Alkali". Bob Nolan and the "Sons of the Pioneers" are around when necessary. Gamblers aboard the boat "Casino Del Mar" aka "S.S. Casino" are the main adversaries, led by nasty George Meeker (as Reed Calhoun). This film is very poorly performed and presented by Rogers and company. Ms. Evans is absurd as a disguised Senorita, and her song "There's Nothing' Like Coffee in the Morning" looks like a breakfast commercial try-out. Mr. Howlin's quickly disappearing "black eye" might have been better placed on the entire disjointed production.

* Apache Rose (2/15/47) William Witney ~ Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Olin Howland, George Meeker


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