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South of Santa Fe (1942)

New Mexico is the scene of undeveloped gold mines and kidnapping. Modern elements include tommy guns, an airplane, two-way radios, fast cars, and big city gangsters.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writer:

James R. Webb (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Linda Hayes ... Carol Stevens
Paul Fix ... Joe Keenan - aka Harmon
Judy Clark ... Judy
Bobby Beers Bobby Beers ... Bobby
Sons of the Pioneers ... Cowhands / Musicians (as The Sons of the Pioneers)
Arthur Loft ... Peter Moreland
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... John McMahon
Sam Flint ... Harold Prentiss
Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Benton
Jack Ingram ... Louie - Henchman
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Storyline

To get the three needed business men to visit the Stevens mine, Roy stages a ride with the Vacaros and has them as honored guests. Seeing a chance to make a lot of money, gangster Harmon joins the ride and then has his men kidnap the three. Having filmed a fake holdup earlier, he uses the film to convince the Sheriff that Roy and the boys were the Kidnapers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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QUICK ON THE DRAW! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exploradores do Oeste See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Gabby Whittaker: Stand on your feet, you lyin' buzzard! It's agin my principles to shoot a man sittin' down.
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Enjoyable nonsense
24 November 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a pretty silly movie if you think about it. However, it's also easy to forget about the plot and just enjoy the movie, as it's a pretty good little B-movie.

"South of Santa Fe" begins with a young lady fretting that she needs investors for her mine--but no one seems interested. So, Roy comes up with a scheme to use his 'Vaqueros' (actually the Sons of the Pioneers) to deliver singing invitations to some rich potential investors--inviting them out to the dude ranch for a vacation. The plan is to butter them up and show them a great time and then spring the mining proposition on them. What they don't know is that a mobster (Paul Fix) has infiltrated this group and has plans of his own.

The biggest negatives about this film is the plot (which is just odd) and Fix's character--he's simply too obviously evil to work. While a very good supporting actor, here he isn't given much to work with--and EVERYONE knows he's bad--so why doesn't Roy recognize this?! But, although the plot is bizarre, it all is fun and enjoyable in a 'turn off your brain' sort of way.


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