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Bells of Coronado (1950)

Approved | | Thriller, Western | 8 January 1950 (USA)
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Roy is an insurance investigator looking into the theft of uranium ore. He must prevent the thieves from taking off in a plane with the stolen ore.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Sloan Nibley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Roy's Horse
Dale Evans ... Pam Reynolds
Pat Brady ... Sparrow Biffle
Grant Withers ... Craig Bennett
Leo Cleary Leo Cleary ... Dr. Frank Harding
Clifton Young ... Ross
Robert Bice ... Jim Russell
Stuart Randall ... Sheriff
John Hamilton ... Mr. Linden, Insurance Company Official
Edmund Cobb ... Rafferty
Eddie Lee Eddie Lee ... Shanghai, the Cook
Rex Lease ... Shipping Company Foreman
Lane Bradford ... Shipping Smuggler
Foy Willing Foy Willing ... Foy
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Mine owner George Perez, transporting a load of uranium, is ambushed and left for dead after a fall over a cliff. Badly hurt, he makes his way to town doctor Frank Harding (Leo Cleary), secretly the boss of the outlaw gang working with a foreign government to steal the uranium,who poisons him and passes his death off as the result of an accident. The mine passes into the hands of rancher/businessman Craig Bennett, who makes a claim for the Uranium loss and the company sends Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers) to investigate. He comes to Coronado posing as a cowhand looking for work and gets a job as a member of a line crew that includes Foy Willing (Foy Willing) and the Riders of the Purple Sage(Darol Rice, Al Sloey and George Bamby)working for Bennett's Coronado Power and Light Company. Roy also runs into an old friend, Sparrow Biffle (Pat Brady), who is a helper to Bennett's secretary Pam Reynolds (Dale Evans.) Just as Roy has uncovered evidence linking Dr. Harding, henchman Ross (Clifton Young... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Atomic Thrills... Hit the saddle with Roy and the gang... On the trail of Uranium smugglers!

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Thriller | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campanas de Coronado See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, 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:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Roy Rogers with his horse Trigger and spouse Dale Evans taking on uranium smugglers
13 March 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film starts when a mines proprietary shipping a load uranium is attacked .Later the mines passes into a rancher owner named Bennet(Grant Withers,who played for John Ford and appeared over 200 movies until his suicide),he reclaims the company which sends to Roy Rogers(1914-1998) as an undercover insurance agent.Posing as a cowboy looking for employment,he gets a work along with a crew called ¨the riders of the purple sage¨ .Meanwhile happen songs alongside with a secretary(played by his spouse Dale Evans), pursuits and struggles against the uranium smugglers.He must avoid the robbers from taking off an airplane with the stolen load and he gets an exciting final confrontation on high voltage tower.The movie contains action Western,suspense,shoot outs,fighting and is quite entertaining.The film is produced by Republic picture, usual in serials of low budget .The motion picture is well directed by William Witney ,a prolific director of short budget and TV episodes(Daniel Boone, Bonanza,Virginian).

The picture is starred by famous Roy Rogers,he played in various musical groups,in 1934 he formed a group called sons of pioneers,they appeared in numerous Westerns(Rhythm on the range,Son of the pioneers,On the Spanish trail among others).Roy was married three times.Arlene Wilkins ,his second wife,died a few day after giving birth to their son,¨Roy Rogers Jr or Dusty¨ and Dale Evans his third spouse,became his four children's mom .Inducted along with his wife Evans into the Hall of great Western performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and also as member of the Sons of pioneers.Their nicknames were,Roy as ¨King of cowboys¨, Dale Evans ¨Queen of the West¨and Trigger ¨Smartest horse in the movies¨. Roy got his horse ¨Trigger¨in 1938 and rode him in every one of his film and TV shows after that.He had appeared in one early movie,being ridden by Olivia de Havilland in ¨¨ The adventures of Robin Hood¨. Trigged died in 1965,aged 33 years.


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