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Springtime in the Sierras (1947)

Passed | | Action, Music, Western | 15 July 1947 (USA)
A gang, headed by evil Stephanie Bachelor, is slaughtering game out of season. Roy finds the freezer where the meat is kept, but baddie Roy Barcroft finds him there. A famous fight takes place in the freezer. Roy, of course, wins it.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Sloan Nibley (screenplay) (as A. Sloan Nibley)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger - Roy's Horse
Jane Frazee ... Taffy Baker
Andy Devine ... Cookie Bullfincher
Stephanie Bachelor ... Jean Loring
Harold Landon Harold Landon ... Bert Baker (as Hal Landon)
Harry Cheshire ... Cap Foster (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Roy Barcroft ... Matt Wilkes
Chester Conklin ... Old-Timer
Hank Patterson ... Old-Timer
Whitey Christy Whitey Christy ... Henchman
Pascale Perry Pascale Perry ... Henchman
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians, Ranch Hands
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Storyline

Jean Loring has her men illegally killing and selling game. Roy suspects her and gets himself invited to stay at her ranch. Investigating he finds the freezer where the slaughtered game are kept. But he is caught, tied up, and left to freeze. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Songs...Fun...and Romance (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Song of the Sierra 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

Although this film was another victim of the 1952 Republic edited-for-television mutilation, with more than 20 minutes removed, the complete Trucolor version has survived and been restored. It was telecast Wednesday 13 July 2016 on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Quotes

Taffy Baker: Come on, Cookie! Can't you go any faster?
Cookie Bullfincher: Not without a pilot's license, I can't!
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Soundtracks

The Quilting Party (When I Saw Sweet Nellie Home)
(1859) (uncredited)
Lyrics by John Fletcher
Music by Frances Kyle
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Animal Shelter In The Mountains
17 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Springtime In The Sierras finds Roy Rogers trying to help Harry Cheshire who is animal lover and conservationist against out of season poachers. Cheshire runs an animal shelter and hospital from his place in the mountains where he also has a crusade against those who poach. Cheshire is convinced that there is an organized gang of poachers operating in his woods. His investigation proves right and he's killed for his troubles. That brings Roy into the picture big time.

Roy has two women in this film good girl Jane Frazee whose brother Harold Landon is mixed up with the poachers and Joan Lorring who heads the poachers along with her number one aide, perennial western villain Roy Barcroft. In the climax Roy and Roy mix it up along side a dandy chick fight with Jane and Joan. I also have to say that Lorring is one evil villain in this film.

Andy Devine who did several Rogers films in the Forties is in this one in his usual befuddled state. Andy was a good ally to have, but he was kind of slow and there isn't a Roy Rogers film in it where he doesn't to have Roy patiently explain the situation. Of course it's a plot device to make sure the Saturday afternoon kids understood exactly what was happening, still it made Andy look stupid. But it was worth seeing him at the climax give one of Lorring/Barcroft's henchmen the big splash as you would see someone like King Kong Bundy do. That villain would have been out for a 25 count on the WWE.

As someone who is not particularly fond of hunting other than as a means for food and regulated at that, I have a soft spot in my heart for this particular film. I wish I had seen a full length version, but what I saw was cut down for television back in the day.


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