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The Gay Ranchero (1948)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Music | 10 January 1948 (USA)
Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the ... See full summary »

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Sloan Nibley (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Sheriff Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
Tito Guízar ... Nicci Lopez
Jane Frazee ... Betty Richards
Andy Devine ... Cookie Bullfincher
Estelita Rodriguez Estelita Rodriguez ... Consuelo Belmonte
George Meeker ... Vance Brados
LeRoy Mason ... Mike
Dennis Moore ... Tex
Keith Richards ... Henchman Slim
Betty Gagnon Betty Gagnon ... Mary - Spa Desk Clerk
Bob Rose Bob Rose ... Breezy (as Robert Rose)
Ken Terrell ... Henchman Roberts
Bob Nolan ... Bob
Sons of the Pioneers ... Spa Employees
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Storyline

Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the Moonlight." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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EXPLOSIVE WITH EXCITEMENT! STARTLING WITH BLAZING ACTION! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu no Sertão 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:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Early in the story, when Roy is shot in the shoulder by one of the bad guys and then rescued by Nicci Lopez, he removes his shirt to tend to the wound and there's no blood, not even a bullet wound. See more »

Quotes

Tim: I suppose you'll be needing a room.
Nicci Lopez: Yes, I will.
Tim: I didn't get the name, sir.
Nicci Lopez: Oh, Lopez.
Tim: Oh-Lopez. O'Lopez! Another Irishman.
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Soundtracks

Granada
Written by Agustín Lara
Performed by Tito Guízar
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Roy takes to the air ..........
13 July 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This 1948 cowboy flick finds the King of the Cowboys helping to foil a plot to sabotage airline equipment and plunder the contents. Roy is a lawman that gets to the bottom of the hooligans shenanigans .

The great Andy Devine is back in this one as "Cookie" and so are the Sons of the Pioneers. The plot, casting and action here are good and the songs are adequate. Gabby Hayes & Dale Evans are sorely missed.

This was a pretty good Rogers film. The story moves at a good pace and the airplane angle was nicely incorporated. Jane Frazee was not the best choice for a female lead, but is pleasant nonetheless.

An enjoyable, but standard singin' cowboy flick.


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