Lights of Old Santa Fe

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Lights of Old Santa Fe
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Original film poster
Directed by Frank McDonald
Produced by Harry Grey (associate producer)
Written by Gordon Kahn
Bob Williams
Starring Roy Rogers
Trigger
Dale Evans
George "Gabby" Hayes
Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers
Cinematography Reggie Lanning
Edited by Ralph Dixon
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date(s) November 6, 1944 (1944-11-06)
Running time 78 minutes (original version)
56 minutes (edited version)
Country United States
Language English

Lights of Old Santa Fe is a 1944 American western musical film directed by Frank McDonald with a screenplay by Gordon Kahn and Bob 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[edit]

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[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Written by Ricardo López Méndez, Gabriel Ruiz and Sunny Skylar
Performed by Dale Evans

  • The Cowpoke Polka

Written by Tim Spencer
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
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers

  • Cowboy Jubilee

Written by Ken Carson
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers

  • The Nerve Of Some People

Written by Jack Elliott
Performed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

  • Trigger Hasn't Got A Purty Figure

Written by Tim Spencer
Performed by Roy Rogers

  • Lights of Old Santa Fe

Written by Jack Elliott
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
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers

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