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Twilight in the Sierras (1950)

Passed | | Western | 1 June 1950 (USA)
Roy is a United States Marshal tracking down a counterfeiting ring and hunting down a mountain lion. Songs: "It's One Wonderful Day," "Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy," "Pancho's Rancho" and the ... See full summary »


William Witney


Sloan Nibley




Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger - Roy's Horse
Dale Evans ... Pat Callahan
Estelita Rodriguez ... Lola Chavez
Pat Brady ... Dr. Sparrow Biffle DVM
Foy Willing Foy Willing ... Foy Willing
Riders of the Purple Sage Riders of the Purple Sage ... Singing Ranch Hands
Russ Vincent Russ Vincent ... Ricardo Chavez
George Meeker ... Matt Brunner
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Henchman Mason
Edward Keane ... Judge Wiggins
House Peters Jr. ... Jim Williams
Pierce Lyden ... Henchman Blake
Don Frost Don Frost ... Bartender
Joseph A. Garro Joseph A. Garro ... Henchman Sy


Roy is a United States Marshal tracking down a counterfeiting ring and hunting down a mountain lion. Songs: "It's One Wonderful Day," "Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy," "Pancho's Rancho" and the title song. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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IT'S GOT EVERYTHING! (original print-ad-all caps) See more »




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When the drunk henchman is shown watching the kidnapped counterfeiter, he is leaning against a doorway. Then when the counterfeiter calls him over to bribe him, the henchman can be seen walking over to where the counterfeiter is sitting. But then when the henchman is next seen, he is in the same position as before, leaning against the doorway. See more »


Matt Brunner: Where's the girl?
Brunner's Henchman: Rogers got her. Some way, he found out she was arriving.
Matt Brunner: That's great, just great! That means changing our plans. Well, Clifford wanted some excitement. We'll have that lion hunt. Every year there's over 200 hunting accidents in the United States. This year, there'll be one or two more.
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Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy
Written by Jimmy Wakely
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The King of the Cowboys in color with Dale Evans and a mountain lion
3 January 2006 | by krorieSee all my reviews

Though the story isn't much,about a reformed outlaw who is kidnapped along with his sister from Cuba by a gang of counterfeiters of gold certificates no good in the United States but worth face value in Europe, this Roy Rogers outing has all the ingredients his fans loved. The King's Queen Dale Evans puts on a good show as the daughter of the local lawman. There's Pat Brady of the Sons of the Pioneers for comedy, though his jeep Nellie Belle that made his act so funny on early television is not there to add to the laughs. Many times that piece of machinery actually upstaged Pat which tells you something of his brand of humor. Trigger is featured in an escapade with a mountain lion and with the outlaws. At one point Trigger is wounded and has to be nursed back to health by Pat, who is somewhat of a doctor for both animals and humans. The Sons of the Pioneers are not around but a similar group called the Riders of the Purple Sage do a fair job filling in for them. And Roy gets to sing a song or two. So "Twilight in the Sierras" should delight Roy and Dale's many fans.

This film was released toward the end of Roy and Dale's long trail on the big screen. They went over to the new medium of television with a popular show and continued to perform off and on the rest of their lives. Toward the end, Dale with Roy's assistance devoted much time and energy to religious causes, appearing often on evangelical television shows. Roy and Dale also did an excellent show on The Nashville Network (TNN) where they would sit together and discuss their movie career sometimes with special guests. With the discussions many of their old films were shown, some for the first time on television.

Dale was a noted songwriter--actually better than Roy at writing and as good as Roy when it came to singing. Dale began her career as a singer of jazz and pop before she met Roy. Dale even wrote their television theme "Happy Trails." Unfortunately in "Twilight in the Sierras" as in the other westerns she made with Roy she serves as a mere appendage to him. The producers never really let her strut her stuff. There were other cowgirls around at the time such as television's Annie Oakley (Gail Davis) and Jennifer Holt (Tim Holt's sister) who took the lead and were as tough and ornery as their male counterparts. Not so Dale. At times she so bungled the situation that instead of hitting the bad guy she would accidentally hit Roy and knock him out. I remember hearing comments from other kids in the theater when I was about ten years old watching Roy and Dale, "Ain't that just like a woman. Always getting in the way." Unintentionally Dale did a lot to promote the sexism that existed in Hollywood during Roy's heyday, which is sad since she was such a talented and gifted woman and didn't have to be in Roy's shadow, but that's the way she wanted it as a devoted wife and mother.

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1 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crepúsculo na Serra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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