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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.

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

The opening shows the Famous Rock formation also known as Kirk's Rock. This triangle shaped formation was used in many movies because of it's convenient location north of L.A. 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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Connections

Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Apache Rose
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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pleasantly subtle differences
3 January 2004 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

Songs not so western-sounding; Dale and Roy initially at odds; coastal setting; believable, interesting story with intelligent humor - elements of this film which favorably impressed me, without a "try-too-hard-to-be-different" result. "Apache Rose" is the name of a small boat, skippered by Dale. Oil prospector Roy dislikes Dale's delivery plans for his equipment, but, eventually, they warm up to each other, with disguised Dale actually assisting to apprehend the villainous Reed Calhoun, who operates a casino-boat and covets oil-rich land owned by Dale's suitor - the gambling-indebted Carlos Vega, and his sister from out-of-town, Rosa. Some of the comic relief is aptly provided by the bumbling, years-worn, Roy-admirer, Alkali. After twelve years of pretty-much formulaic Roy Rogers movies - which, by this time numbered around 75 - it's nice to see one which is not quite the same as many of them, but doesn't overdo the uncharacteristic.


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