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Home in Oklahoma (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Western | 18 October 1946 (USA)
Roy edits a small town newspaper. A rancher is murdered, and his fortune is inherited by a young boy. Editor Roy, with the assistance (?) of big city reporter Dale, brings the killers to justice.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans ... Connie Edwards
Carol Hughes ... Jan Holloway
George Meeker ... Steve McClory
Lanny Rees Lanny Rees ... Duke Lowery
Ruby Dandridge ... Devoria
George Lloyd ... Sheriff Barclay
Arthur Space ... Coroner Jud Judnick
Frank Reicher ... Jason Cragmyle
George M. Carleton ... Kennedy (as George Carleton)
Flying 'L' Ranch Quartet Flying 'L' Ranch Quartet ... Singers (as Flying 'L' Ranch Quartette)
Bob Nolan ... Bob - Leader Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians / Ranch Hands
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Storyline

In this Roy Rogers entry, featuring a song written by Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner (making him and Louisiana's Jimmie Davis and Texas' W.E. "Pappy" O'Daniel possibly the only state governors to write songs used in a western), Flying T ranch owner Sam Talbot is killed by a fall from a horse. St. Louis reporter Connie Edwards comes to check a rumor that he might have been murdered. She goes to Roy Rogers, editor of the local newspaper, and he takes her to the reading of Talbot's will. The ranch is left to Talbot's 12-year-old ward, Duke Lowery, much to the dismay of Talbot's niece, Jan Holloway. After some attempts on Duke's life, Roy finally proves that Jan, Steve McClory and coroner Jim Judnick had Talbot killed and are conspiring to do the same for Duke, making Jan the last heir. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A hard-ridin' fast shootin' song slingin' round-up of action thrills (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home in Oklahoma See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were married on location at the Flying L Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma after filming "Home in Oklahoma" together. There exists a memorial plaque there today commemorating their marriage. See more »

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Featured in Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (2003) See more »

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Home In Oklahoma
Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Dueling Reporters
1 November 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If Home In Oklahoma was located in the blue state east instead of the red state middle America, we might be talking about Tracy and Hepburn in the leads here.

One of the things that always runs through Roy Rogers and Dale Evans's films is the battle of the sexes banter. In this film they are rival reporters, he for his local Oklahoma town paper and she for a big newspaper in St. Louis. They're both hot for a scoop involving the death of a local millionaire rancher. Of course this being a Roy Rogers western, he's also a cowboy.

Hey, if Tracy and Hepburn could be rival lawyers in Adam's Rib, why can't Roy and Dale be rival reporters? Now don't expect the dialog to be on the level of Garson Kanin, but it ain't actually too bad.

Home in Oklahoma boasts a very nice title song that Roy recorded and did well in the country/western market. Too bad Rodgers&Hammerstein already wrote a nice Oklahoma song or this one might be the state song for the Sooner State.


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