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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

RIDIN' HIGH 'NEATH A WESTERN SKY! (original window card-all caps) 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 »

Goofs

When Roy and Alkali climb into the hatch of the boat to hide, Roy is on the left and they both have their hats on. In the close-ups of them listening to the sheriff's conversation with Billie, they have switched places in the hatch and their hats are off. When they climb out after the sheriff leaves they are back in their original places and their hats are on. See more »

Quotes

[after chasing Billie, Roy has stepped on her veil, making the wig fall off. Billie has run into a room and closed the door]
Roy Rogers: Oh, Senorita?
Billie Colby: What is it?
[Roy begins talking with a Spanish accent]
Roy Rogers: You better let me in.
Billie Colby: Why?
[Referring to the wig]
Roy Rogers: Because I have your hair!
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José
Written by Glenn Spencer and Tim Spencer
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Red State Chemistry
23 March 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Apache Rose finds Roy Rogers giving up the cowboy life and becoming an oil wildcatter although he still dresses like a cowboy and rides Trigger. He's on the Pacific shores in this film and in some beach caves finds evidence of oil. Not too hard since it's oozing right up from the ground, wouldn't need a geologist to see this one.

The oil is on an old Spanish land grant ranchero owned by Russ Vincent who is in some deep debt to gambler George Meeker. He owns the ranchero but in partnership with cousin Donna Martell. She has to be eliminated before Meeker can squeeze Vincent.

Dale Evans is in this and it would surprise a lot of fans to know that Dale was only in about half of Roy's films. Those are of course the best of the Rogers films, they do have a nice chemistry. On another of their films I said that they were a kind of red state Tracy and Hepburn and that holds true for Apache Rose.

Character actor Olin Howland had the sidekick role in this one and while he's all right, you do miss Gabby Hayes or Andy Devine.

Definitely one for fans of Roy and Dale.


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