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Bells of San Angelo (1947)

Passed | | Western | 15 April 1947 (USA)
Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.


William Witney


Paul Gangelin (story), Sloan Nibley (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
Dale Evans ... Lee Madison
Andy Devine ... Sheriff Cookie Bullfincher
John McGuire ... Rex Gridley
Olaf Hytten ... Lionel Bates
David Sharpe ... Ulrich - Henchman
Fritz Leiber ... Padre
Hank Patterson ... Deaf Bus Passenger
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... The Cook (as Fred S. Toones)
Eddie Acuff ... Bus Driver
Bob Nolan ... Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ... Sons of the Pioneers


Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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[first lines]
Padre: It's always good when you come here and we join our voices together in song. I'm only sorry that trouble brings you here.
Roy Rogers: I'm sorry too, Padre, but I think with the help of my friends over the border here, we'll be able to get this thing straightened out.
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »


A Cowboy's Dream of Heaven
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers
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24 March 2005 | by shrfchasgSee all my reviews

It's been years since I've saw several number of Roy R.'s movies made in the late 40's and 50's, when they were made in color, and got this lately to see again. It always has bothered my acceptance to suspend reality to believe that practices of the pioneer days of the old west was continued, as related in the plots as still practiced in the 1940's: having buses and modern autos involved and yet chasing around on horses shooting at each other. In other words, mixing the to time period's just didn't fit and somewhat ruined some of it all for me. It made it slightly "hokey(?)" At least this movie restrained from using certain elements in the plot, which therefore made it barely feasible that all this possibly could have happened in the more modern times. Overall, I liked it and when over, I felt rather "uplifted" partially because of the good songs it contained.

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Release Date:

15 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las campanas de San Angelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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