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Song of Arizona

 

Republic Pictures Corporation

Release Date: 1946 03 09

Running time: 68 minutes

Key book (production) number: 1422

 

Credits

Cast

Songs

Plot Summary

Production and Publicity Stills

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This movie is available on DVD.

 

Note: Dick Curtis from Columbia Pictures, the heavy in all the Sons of the Pioneers / Charles Starrett movies.

 

Credits

 

 

Cast:

Roy Rogers as himself

George Hayes as Gabby Whittaker

Dale Evans as Clare Summers, Blaine's daughter

Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers

Lyle Talbot as King Blaine

Tommy Cook as Chip Summers, Blaine's son.

Michael Chapin as Cyclops

Dick Curtis as Bart, Blaine's henchman

Edmund Cobb as Sheriff Jim Clark

Tom Quinn as Tom, a henchman

Noble "Kid" Chissell as Jim, a henchman

Robert Mitchell Boychoir

 

Songs:

Song of Arizona (Jack Elliott)
Half a Chance Ranch (Jack Elliott) Robert Mitchell Boychoir and Roy
Round and Round (The Lariat Song) (Jack Elliott)
Did You Ever Get That Feeling in the Moonlight? (James Cavanaugh, Larry Stock, Ira Schuster)
Michael O’Leary O’Brien O’Toole (Gordon Forster)
Mr. Spook Steps Out (Jack Elliott)

Way Out There (Bob Nolan)
Yankee Doodle (traditional) just a bit during some walking scenes

Missing:
-Will You Be My Darlin’? (Mary Owens) Dale
 

Plot Summary:

"Gabby" Whittaker (George Hayes) is the owner of Half-Chance Ranch, which he operates as a refuge for homeless boys. His pal Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers) returns to the ranch to find that the virulent town banker, Dolly Finucci (Sarah Edwards), is about to foreclose on the financially-strapped ranch within a week. One of the boys, Chip Blaine (Tommy Cook), mistakenly idolizes his father, notorious bank robber King Blaine (Lyle Talbot), currently hunted in the local area, who has been mailing Chip mysterious packages which Chip hides in the barn. Blaine's gang is tracked down by a posse and Blaine is fatally wounded. He wills his money and possessions to Chip and Chip's half-sister, Claire Summers (Dale Evans), a club entertainer in Kansas City. Concealing the news of Blaine's death from Chip, Roy and "Gabby" go to Kansas City and persuade Claire to return to the ranch to see Chip. Meanwhile, Blaine's former henchmen, Bart (Dick Curtis) and Tom (Tom Quinn), visit Chip at the ranch and tell him that "Gabby" has killed his father and that they want their share of the money Blaine had sent to him. (Les Adams)

 

Production and Publicity Stills

 

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Posters

 

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Calin Coburn Collection ©2004

 

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British poster

 

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