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Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)

Two rival rodeos are competing for bookings. Gaby gets a gig in Albuquerque, but Madden's men destroy his equipment. Mystic Nights Videos


Lights of Old Santa Fe is a 1944 in film American western (genre) musical film directed by Frank McDonald (director) with a screenplay by Gordon Kahn and Robert Creighton Williams. The film stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in a story about a rodeo owner and her struggle to make her show a success. When her rodeo is sabotaged by a rival showman, Rogers brings the perpetrator to justice.

Plot

Margie Brooks is the owner of the Brooks International Rodeo but cannot get bookings because the show is time-worn and dated. Frank Madden’s rodeo is all the rage and Madden wants to combine the Brooks and Madden shows. To that end, he proposes marriage to Margie.
Roy Rogers is hired for the Brooks Rodeo with one performance date in Albuquerque scheduled. The outfit packs up and heads to its destination but is sabotaged by Madden‘s henchman. At home, Margie learns of the disaster, and, disheartened, agrees to marry Madden.
Roy suspects Madden was involved in the sabotage of Margie’s show. He waylays Madden’s henchman and forces the truth from him. At Margie’s wedding, he presents the man's confession. Madden is sent to prison, and his show sold to a rodeo promoter. Margie then agrees to combine the shows and the rodeo is a hit at the State Fair.

Cast

  • Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers, a western singer and rodeo man
  • Dale Evans as Margie Brooks, the owner of Brooks International Rodeo
  • Gabby Hayes as Gabby Whittaker, manager of Margie’s rodeo
  • Tom Keene (actor) as Frank Madden, the owner of Madden Worldwide Shows, a rodeo
  • Roy Barcroft as Ken Ferguson, Madden’s henchman
  • Arthur Loft as Bill Wetherbee, a rodeo promoter
  • Claire Du Bray as Rosie McGurk, Margie’s companion and housekeeper
  • Lloyd Corrigan as Marty Maizely, a radio station owner
  • Sam Flint as Sheriff
  • Lucien Littlefied as the Judge
  • Bob Nolan as Bob, a singer and rodeo man
  • Sons of the Pioneers as musicians and rodeo men

Soundtrack

  • Amor (1943 song)
  • Written by Ricardo López Méndez, Gabriel Ruiz and Sunny Skylar<br>
    Performed by Dale Evans
  • The Cowpoke Polka
  • Written by Tim Spencer<br>
    Performed by Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes and the Sons of the Pioneers
  • I'm A Happy Guy In My Levi Britches
  • Written by Tim Spencer<br>
    Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
  • Cowboy Jubilee
  • Written by Ken Carson <br>
    Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
  • The Nerve Of Some People
  • Written by Jack Elliott <br>
    Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
  • Trigger Hasn't Got A Purty Figure
  • Written by Tim Spencer <br>
    Performed by Roy Rogers
  • Lights of Old Santa Fe
  • Written by Jack Elliott <br>
    Performed by Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, George 'Gabby' Hayes and the Sons of the Pioneers
  • Ride 'Em, Cowboy
  • Written by Tim Spencer and Roy Rogers<br>
    Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
    Category:1944 films
    Category:1940s musical films
    Category:1940s Western (genre) films
    Category:American musical films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Republic Pictures films
    Category:Films directed by Frank McDonald
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