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Apache Rose (1947)

Passed | | Action, Music, Western | 15 February 1947 (USA)
Roy is an oil prospector. His efforts to get drilling rights on an old Spanish land grant are countered by gamblers from an off-shore gambling boat determined to control the land (and oil) themselves.


William Witney


Gerald Geraghty (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger (as The Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Dale Evans ... Billie Colby
Olin Howland ... Alkali (as Olin Howlin)
George Meeker ... Reed Calhoun
John Laurenz ... Henchman Pete
Russ Vincent Russ Vincent ... Carlos Vega
Minerva Urecal ... Felicia
LeRoy Mason ... Henchman Hilliard
Donna Martell ... Rosa Vega (as Donna De Mario)
Terry Frost ... Sheriff Jim Mason
Conchita Lemus Conchita Lemus ... Dancer
Tex Terry Tex Terry ... Henchman
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians
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Roy's First Trucolor (original poster) See more »


Action | Music | Western


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This was Roy Rogers' first film in Trucolor. However, surviving prints are in black and white. See more »


When Roy and Alkali climb into the hatch of the boat to hide, Roy is on the left and they both have their hats on. In the close-ups of them listening to the sheriff's conversation with Billie, they have switched places in the hatch and their hats are off. When they climb out after the sheriff leaves they are back in their original places and their hats are on. See more »


[after chasing Billie, Roy has stepped on her veil, making the wig fall off. Billie has run into a room and closed the door]
Roy Rogers: Oh, Senorita?
Billie Colby: What is it?
[Roy begins talking with a Spanish accent]
Roy Rogers: You better let me in.
Billie Colby: Why?
[Referring to the wig]
Roy Rogers: Because I have your hair!
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Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »


Written by Glenn Spencer and Tim Spencer
Performed by Dale Evans and the Sons of the Pioneers
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pleasantly subtle differences
3 January 2004 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

Songs not so western-sounding; Dale and Roy initially at odds; coastal setting; believable, interesting story with intelligent humor - elements of this film which favorably impressed me, without a "try-too-hard-to-be-different" result. "Apache Rose" is the name of a small boat, skippered by Dale. Oil prospector Roy dislikes Dale's delivery plans for his equipment, but, eventually, they warm up to each other, with disguised Dale actually assisting to apprehend the villainous Reed Calhoun, who operates a casino-boat and covets oil-rich land owned by Dale's suitor - the gambling-indebted Carlos Vega, and his sister from out-of-town, Rosa. Some of the comic relief is aptly provided by the bumbling, years-worn, Roy-admirer, Alkali. After twelve years of pretty-much formulaic Roy Rogers movies - which, by this time numbered around 75 - it's nice to see one which is not quite the same as many of them, but doesn't overdo the uncharacteristic.

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Release Date:

15 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Barca do Jogo 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


(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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