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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 »


Lazy Days
Written by Tim Spencer
Performed by Pat Brady and Sons of the Pioneers
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I loved all of them!
30 November 2008 | by larry-hakariSee all my reviews

To all of my learned comrades that posted comments insulting the late, great Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, I say from the bottom of my pea-picking, reminiscing-good old days heart, PPPPPPTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! I honestly do realize that the color quality isn't exactly top shelf, most of the acting is sub-par & the plots are tissue paper transparent, but who gives a horses saddle bag? I love each and every dusty one of them. And this includes the 50s TV show with sidekick Pat Brady and Nellie Belle the jeep. Yes, Gaby Hayes is the best sidekick ever! I grew up watching R.R. He brought to the youth of my time, "truth, justice & the American way"! I stole that quote, by the way. It brings me back to my childhood, which I guess was worse than these movies were. Maybe that is why I enjoyed them so much. PapaLarry H

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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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