Apache Rose

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Apache Rose
Apache Rose FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William Witney
Produced by Edward J. White (associate producer)
Written by Gerald Geraghty (writer)
Starring Roy Rogers
Music by Leo Arnaud
Charles Maxwell
Frank Perkins
Stanley Wilson
Cinematography Jack A. Marta
Edited by Lester Orlebeck
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 1947 (1947-02-15) (United States)
Running time
75 minutes
54 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Apache Rose is a 1947 American Trucolor Western film directed by William Witney and starring Roy Rogers. It was the first Roy Rogers Western shot in the process though most copies on DVD are in monochrome.


When oil is discovered on a Vegas ranch, Mexican gambler Carlos is in a deadly fight with his enemies for the oil, putting his girlfriend (Dale Evans) at risk as well as his female cousin whom the bad guys shoot in the arm. His girlfriend then masquerades as his wounded cousin narrowly missing getting killed but cowboy hero Roy Rogers catches wind of the plot and rescues Dale aka Carlos' cousin. Eventually the bad guys are brought to justice after a tense battle on the seashore with guns and fists. Overall, very good songs are interspersed throughout, most notably Roy & Dale serenades and humor when Roy discovers Dale's masquerade due to Dale's horrible Spanish. Also good Mexican dancing!



  • Sons of the Pioneers - "Apache Rose" (Written by John Elliott)
  • Roy Rogers and chorus - "Ride Vaqueros" (Written by John Elliott)
  • Dale Evans and the Sons of the Pioneers - "José" (Written by Glenn Spencer and Tim Spencer)
  • Roy Rogers - "At the Wishing Well" (Written by John Elliott)
  • Dale Evans - "There's Nothing Like Coffee in the Morning" (Written by John Elliott)

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