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Man from Oklahoma

 

Republic Pictures Corporation

Release Date: 1945 08 01

Running time: 69 min.

Key book (production) number: 1328

Location: Vasquez Rocks
 

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Intro to the movie

 

Credits

 

 

 

Cast:

Roy Rogers as himself

Dale Evans as Peggy Lane

George "Gabby" Hayes as Gabby Whittaker

The Sons of the Pioneers

Roger Pryor as Jim Gardner

Arthur Loft as J J Cardigan

Maude Eburne as Grandma Lane

Si Jenks as Uncle Jeff Whittaker

June Bryde as Little Bird on the Wing

Elaine Lange as Vera Graham

 

Others in the cast:

Sam Flint

Charles Soldani

Edmund Cobb

George Sherwood

Eddie Kane

 

Songs:

I’m Gonna Have a Cowboy Weddin’ (Milo Allison Sweet / Nathaniel Vincent) Roy and Pioneers in high rise suite auditioning to Arthur Loft, a con man who takes all their money.
I’m Beginning to See the Light (Harry James /Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges / Don George) Dale
For You and Me (Kim Gannon / Walter Kent) Dale’s song interrupted by the noisy Pioneers.
Skies are Bluer (Sanford Green / June Carroll) parade
Square Dance called by Roy, backed by Pioneers
Cherro Cherro Cherokee (Gordon Forster) the Pioneers in Indian costume
Skies are Bluer finale.

 

Plot:

Jim Gardner, hoping to acquire the Pine Valley section around Cherokee City, Oklahoma, for the oil rights, instigates and renews an old time feud between the Lanes and the Whittakers as each family owns half of the valley. Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers take up the fight against Gardner and manage to settle the Lane-Whittaker feud. (Les Adams)

 

I'm Gonna Have a Cowboy Weddin'

 


 

Production and Publicity Stills

 

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with Maude Eburne

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Roy with Maude Eburne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy with June Gittelson

 

 

 

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"The mike on the right says Mutual so this would be from the Roy Rogers Show which was on Mutual from November 21, 1944 thru May 15, 1945. The female vocalist on the series was Pat Friday who also did a lot of dubbing in film musicals. Also notice that Deuce Spriggens is in the group instead of Shug Fisher. For reasons I've never understood Deuce played on the radio show while Shug played every other appearance the Pioneers made during those years.  According to my info that was the last day of shooting on the film and the day of Roy's radio broadcast. Roy sang Roll Along Prairie Moon, Roy & Pioneers sang My Saddle Pals and I and the Pioneers sang Welcome to the Spring and Yodel Your Troubles Away. Pat Friday sang More and More  written by , Jerome Kern and E. Y. Harburg (he wrote the songs for the Wizard of Oz."  (Laurence Zwisohn)

 

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        One other day that we got on the set, we were greeted by six solemn Indians. After taking a second look, we discovered it was the Pioneers made up in Indian outfits for their song "Cherokee." Wait until you see them - they look swell. Bob had a chief's headdress on and I was informed he was "Heap Big Chief Standing Room Only" while Ken informed me that he was "Little Chief Pushum Up Daisies." They worked on the set until pretty late and had to rush for their broadcast - in Indian outfits. Those of you who heard the program on March 27th, may remember all the laughing that was going on. Everyone was completely surprised, including Roy as he had been on location that day and came straight to the broadcast, too. (Martha Retsch, p. 4, Prairie Prattler Vol. 3 No. 1, 1945)

 

 


 

Posters

 

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Sheet Music

 

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