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Utah

 

Republic Pictures Corporation

Production Dates: Late November to late December, 1944.

Release Date: 1945 03 21

Running time: 77-78 minutes (6,952 ft. or 8 reels)

Key book (production) number: 1329

Location: Lone Pine / Iverson's Ranch

 

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This movie is available on DVD.

 

Introduction: Bob Nolan has a good part in this movie, including a flashy dismount. Only one of his songs was used but it was used twice with variations.

 

 

Credits

 

Cast:

Roy Rogers as himself

George Hayes as Gabby Whittaker

Dale Evans as Dorothy Bryant

Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers

Peggy Stewart as Jackie

Beverly Lloyd as Wanda, Bob's sweetheart

Jill Browning as Babe

Vivien Oakland as Stella Mason, chaperone

Grant Withers as Ben Bowman

Wally Wales as Steve Lac

Jack Rutherford as Sheriff McBride

Emmett Vogan as the Chicago Police Chief

 

Songs:

Dixie – band instrumental – the girls
Thank Dixie for Me (Dave Franklin) Dale on her stage production
Utah Trail (Bob Palmer) Roy and Pioneers herding cattle
Welcome Home, Miss Bryant (Ken Carson and possibly Bob Nolan) Pioneers at train station

Five Little Miles (Bob Nolan)
There’s No Place Like Home (traditional?) while viewing Gabby’s cabin – bit of background
Home on the Range (Dr. Brewster Higley/Dan Kelley) same as above – bit of background
Beneath a Utah Sky (Glenn Spencer) Roy serenading sleeping girls
Wild and Wooly Gals From Out Chicago Way (Tim Spencer)
Utah (Charles E. Henderson)
Utah Trail again, preparing welcome dinner for the guests who didn’t arrive.
Lonesome Cowboy Blues (Tim Spencer) Roy and Pioneers with Gabby hacksawing the jail bars
Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush (traditional) while Gabby has Hal by the foot
Finale – Wild and Woolly Gals – Five Little [Sheep] – Utah
 

Plot Summary: (Written by Les Adams)

In Chicago, Dorothy Bryant (Dale Evans) and her Melody Maids - Wanda (Peggy Stewart), the guitarist, trumpet player Jackie (Beverly Loyd), Babe (Jill Browning), the clarinet player - are in rehearsal for a show that has to suspend for lack of cash. Dorothy has inherited a ranch in Utah, which she has never seen, but she decides to sell to raise money for the show, and she and the girls and Stella Mason (Vivien Oakland), the wardrobe woman head west. Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers) has been managing the Bar X for Dorothy, with the Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Ken Carson and Pat Brady) as ranch hands, and the well-equipped, profitable Bar X is a far cry from the rundown, rocky ranch that adjoins it that belongs to Roy's friend Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes). Cattle broker Ben Bowman (Grant Withers) approaches Roy with a proposition to fleece Dorothy and spilt the profits, and Roy has a fight with Bowman and his henchman Steve Lacey (Hal Taliaferro, who was several light years past being known as Wally Wales). When the girls arrive, Roy is dismayed to learn that Dorothy intends to sell the ranch, and to restrain her from such a foolish action as getting rid of a profitable ranch, he and Gabby and the Pioneers trick her into believing that Gabby's run-down spread is the Bar X. When Bowman and Lacey learn of Roy's ruse, they use it to their own advantage. While Roy and the others are arranging a welcome for Dorothy at the real Bar X, she, still thinking Gabby's ranch is the one she owns, sells out to Bowman at a price far below the value of the Bar X, and she and the girls depart for Chicago. Roy and his men follow and the semi-ending is a fight in the Chicago stockyards involving them and the swindlers who have shipped Dorothy's cattle there for sale.

 

Publicity and Production Stills

Jill Browning comparing boots with Bob Nolan

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Courtesy of John Fullerton

 

Courtesy of John Fullerton

 

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Courtesy of Earl Bryant

 

Courtesy of Earl Bryant

 

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Courtesy of Bruce Hickey

 

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Courtesy of Jan Scott

 

Courtesy of Jan Scott

 

Courtesy of Jan Scott

 

Calin Coburn Collection ©2004

 

Beverly Lloyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helen Talbot at right front

 

 

 

Courtesy of Earl Bryant

 

Courtesy of Bruce Hickey

 

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Beverly Lloyd, Roy and Dale

 

Peggy Stewart, Roy and Dale

Courtesy of Earl Bryant

 

Jill Browning, Roy and Peggy Steward

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Jill Browning, Roy, Dale and Gabby

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Courtesy of Earl Bryant

 

 


 

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