Feb 18

Song of Arizona (1946)

Song of Arizona (1946)

Gabby has a ranch for wayward boys. The ranch is in financial trouble and Gabby and Roy are trying to save the ranch. One of the boys has an outlaw father who hides money on the ranch.

Trouble starts when the rest of the gang come looking for the money.
Side note – Don Reynolds is in this movie. Don is the little boy driving the stagecoach Cheryl is riding on in the opening of this film.

Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers
Trigger as Himself – Roy’s Horse
George “Gabby” Hayes as Gabby Whittaker
Dale Evans as Clare Summers
Lyle Talbot as King Blaine
Tommy Cook as Chip Blaine
Johnny Calkins as Clarence
Sarah Edwards as Dolly Finnuccin
Tommy Ivo as Jimmy
Michael Chapin as Cyclops
Dick Curtis as Henchman Bart
Edmund Cobb as Sheriff Jim Clark
Tom Quinn as Henchman Tom
Noble ‘Kid’ Chissel as Henchman Jim
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir as Boys at ranch
Bob Nolan as Ranch hand
Sons of the Pioneers as Ranch hands / Musicians
Don Reynolds (uncredited)

Directed by Frank McDonald
Produced by Edward J. White (associate producer)
Written by Bradford Ropes (story)
M. Coates Webster (writer)
Starring Roy Rogers
Music by R. Dale Butts
Joseph Dubin
Mort Glickman
Cinematography Reggie Lanning
Edited by Arthur Roberts
Production company
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
March 9, 1946 (United States)

Running time
68 minutes
54 minutes
Country United States
Language English

1 comment

  1. Pie

    Interesting to see Gabby as a real supporting actor and not just a sidekick in a heavy plot. Also interesting to see those dashing Western dress suits Roy wears early into the movie and a minute of Bob Nolan playing lyrical bass. They drop those little moments of flair into the mix and you see how naturally elegant these guys were. Dale too, I like when she has those sophisticated club scenes. I always wonder what color her evening gowns were!

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