Song of Texas (1943)

69 mins | Western | 14 June 1943

Director:

Joseph I. Kane

Writer:

Winston Miller

Cinematographer:

Reggie Lanning

Editor:

Tony Martinelli

Production Designer:

Russell Kimball

Production Company:

Republic Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Most of the songs were missing from the print viewed. According to a HR news item, Republic "imported eleven specialty dancers from Mexico City and Guadalajara" to appear in a number to be staged by Alex Nahera. Actress Sheila Ryan was borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox for the production. Some scenes were shot on location in Lone Pine, CA. Modern sources include Yakima Canutt, Maxine Doyle and Jack O'Shea in the ... More Less

Most of the songs were missing from the print viewed. According to a HR news item, Republic "imported eleven specialty dancers from Mexico City and Guadalajara" to appear in a number to be staged by Alex Nahera. Actress Sheila Ryan was borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox for the production. Some scenes were shot on location in Lone Pine, CA. Modern sources include Yakima Canutt, Maxine Doyle and Jack O'Shea in the cast. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
29 May 1943.
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Daily Variety
26 May 43
p. 3.
Film Daily
28 May 43
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Mar 43
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Mar 43
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Mar 43
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
26 Mar 43
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
26 May 43
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
27 May 1943.
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Motion Picture Herald
29 May 1943.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
29 May 43
p. 1337.
Variety
2 Jun 43
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"There's a Rainbow Over the Range" and "I Love the Prairie Country," music and lyrics by Tim Spencer
"On the Rhythm Range," music and lyrics by Bob Nolan
"Moonlight and Roses," music and lyrics by Edwin H. Lemare, Ben Black and Neil Moret
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SONGS
"There's a Rainbow Over the Range" and "I Love the Prairie Country," music and lyrics by Tim Spencer
"On the Rhythm Range," music and lyrics by Bob Nolan
"Moonlight and Roses," music and lyrics by Edwin H. Lemare, Ben Black and Neil Moret
"Mexicali Rose," music by Jack B. Tenney, lyrics by Helen Stone
"Blue Bonnet Girl," music and lyrics by Glenn Spencer
"Cielito lindo," traditional.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
14 June 1943
Production Date:
15766
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 June 1943
Copyright Number:
LP12125
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
69
Length(in feet):
6,224
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
9272
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

After visiting with sick children in the hospital, rodeo performer Roy Rogers, his horse "Trigger," and pals Bob, Pat and The Sons of the Pioneers, return to the rodeo camp. There Roy learns from his employers, brothers Jim and Fred Calvert, that he will be driving against Sam Bennett in the rodeo's climactic event, which is a chuckwagon race. Sam, a former rodeo great, has fallen upon hard times and desperately needs the five hundred dollars prize money offered by the Calverts. Roy is thrilled to meet his boyhood hero but soon is infuriated when he learns that the Calverts fixed the race by tampering with the wagon they gave Sam to drive. Sam is injured during the resulting wreck, but is more worried about the upcoming arrival of his daughter Sue, whom he has not seen in many years. Sam has led Sue to believe that he is a prosperous ranch owner, and when Roy learns of the situation, he decides to help him. Finally fed up with the Calverts, Roy and the Pioneers quit the rodeo and buy a ranch, which they intend to run while starting their own rodeo. Roy takes Sam along and promises that they will convince Sue that he is the owner of their ranch. Sue, who is a New York City accountant, arrives with her friend Hildegarde and is pleased to see her father apparently doing so well. While Roy and the Pioneers try to convince Sue that they work for Sam, they also contend with the Calverts, who want to take over their ranch and force them to return to the rodeo before they ... +


After visiting with sick children in the hospital, rodeo performer Roy Rogers, his horse "Trigger," and pals Bob, Pat and The Sons of the Pioneers, return to the rodeo camp. There Roy learns from his employers, brothers Jim and Fred Calvert, that he will be driving against Sam Bennett in the rodeo's climactic event, which is a chuckwagon race. Sam, a former rodeo great, has fallen upon hard times and desperately needs the five hundred dollars prize money offered by the Calverts. Roy is thrilled to meet his boyhood hero but soon is infuriated when he learns that the Calverts fixed the race by tampering with the wagon they gave Sam to drive. Sam is injured during the resulting wreck, but is more worried about the upcoming arrival of his daughter Sue, whom he has not seen in many years. Sam has led Sue to believe that he is a prosperous ranch owner, and when Roy learns of the situation, he decides to help him. Finally fed up with the Calverts, Roy and the Pioneers quit the rodeo and buy a ranch, which they intend to run while starting their own rodeo. Roy takes Sam along and promises that they will convince Sue that he is the owner of their ranch. Sue, who is a New York City accountant, arrives with her friend Hildegarde and is pleased to see her father apparently doing so well. While Roy and the Pioneers try to convince Sue that they work for Sam, they also contend with the Calverts, who want to take over their ranch and force them to return to the rodeo before they establish their own. After Roy foils the Calverts' attempt to rustle his horses, Sam is forced to tell another lie to Sue, stating that he is Roy's partner and not the sole owner of the ranch, and she demands that they draft a partnership agreement. Roy and Sam agree and have the document prepared, although they intend to tear it up after Sue leaves. Their plan goes awry, however, when Sue, believing that she is helping her father, sells Sam's half of the ranch to Jim Calvert. When Roy and Sam learn of the situation, they try to force Jim to take back his check, but he refuses. He instead offers to hold another chuckwagon race, with the ranch as the prize. Despite the tricks Fred and the other Calvert driver try to pull, Roy wins the race and regains sole ownership of the ranch. Soon after, Roy and the Pioneers receive word that their rodeo has been booked throughout the upcoming season, and Sam happily agrees to act as ranch foreman while they are gone. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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