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Roy Rogers in TruColor and Uncut

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  1. Vic Pardo

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    Peggy Stewart, at 95, is still with us. Her last TV credit is from 2014 and her last film credit is from 2012.
     
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    There's a nice little book on Peggy Stewart called "Peggy Stewart: Princess of the Prairie," written by Bob Carman and Dan Scapperotti. I don't know if it's still in print, though. I picked up a copy at the Gene Autry museum in Oklahoma shortly after it came out. I hope Stewart is doing well. I knew she took a pretty bad fall (broken hip?) about three years ago. She'd still been going strong, continuing with acting bits up to that point, amazingly enough. One of our last living links to that 1940s Republic era, and always a welcome presence in films. There was something about her personality and demeanor that really 'fit' in with the western genre, more than just about any other b-western leading lady.
     
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    MY PAL TRIGGER-1946, B&W 79 minutes.
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    Available from various sources with full length run time close enough, at 78:50 minutes. I have three versions. The Republic Home Video 1992 VHS is the best looking and along with the Sinister Cinema DVD-R is the most complete. The night scenes are too dark in spots but less so on the RHV VHS. Both have the Republic Eagle logo at the beginning and end of the movie along, with the proper music playing over them as it blends into the main title theme and end title logo. My third version from the Millcreek/Treeline 50 Classic Western DVD set does not have either logo. All three are missing the theatrical release title card, and have a still of the syndicated title card.
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    This is the first Rogers movie that replaced the Republic Independence Hall bell tower logo with the Republic Eagle.
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    Roy is a horse trader who has a mare he wants to breed with Gabby's palomino stallion, 'The Golden Sovereign'. I think 'The Sovereign' is really Trigger playing his father. Dale is Gabby's daughter. Gabby does not want anything to do with Roy or his mare.

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    Leroy Mason, Roy Barcroft, and their boss, Jack Holt steal 'The Sovereign', but he gets away from them and has a dalliance with Roy's mare.
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    Holt, accidentally, kills 'The Golden Sovereign'. Roy is blamed and is on the run with his pregnant mare.
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    Roy fights his way into a barn to shelter his mare during a storm.
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    I am concerned about Roy's behavior in this one. He commits a half dozen assaults, plus numerous trespassing, bail jumping, property destruction, and interstate flight to avoid prosecution. And the Pioneers intimidate a confession out of Holt's henchmen. If prosecuted, I think, Roy would still be in prison.
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    Trigger is born. Roy tries to give Trigger to Gabby to make amends. Gabby sends them away.
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    So, Roy being Roy, everybody forgives him and he goes to work for Holt, who has acquired Trigger from a public auction to pay Roy's bail debt.
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    Gabby has bet his ranch with Holt in a horse race, with Roy riding Trigger for Holt and Dale riding her horse 'The Golden Empress'. What will Roy do?
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    YouTube: MY PAL TRIGGER no logos, no proper title card but otherwise complete:


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    I recognize that familiar face of bit-player and character actor Paul E. Burns, but I never knew his name. Even with my brain stuffed with the ridiculous minutia of hundreds upon hundreds of faces and names of old-time character actors, I still find myself amazed at how many I've yet managed to commit to memory. The other day I was watching "Hell's Outpost" (1954-Republic) with Rod Cameron and Joan Leslie, and spotted an old codger I've seen a million times... a guy that specialized in playing crooked lawyers, crooked businessmen, and just about any kind of specialist in underhanded activity. I'm referring to Taylor Holmes.

    Looking him up at the Imdb, I find he had quite an illustrious stage career, making his Broadway debut in the year 1900. But what surprised me most was to learn that he was the father of young actor Phillips Holmes, who starred in a lot of Paramount films in the early-talkie era. I've long been familiar with the younger Holmes, going back to late-shows I saw when still in high school, of films like "Broken Lullaby" (1932) and "Great Expectations" (1934), and several others. Never would have guessed a connection between the two actors.

    Anyway, it's sometimes fascinating to check on these old-time actors, and learn of their histories, which often dated back to medicine-shows, touring companies, 10-20-30 melodramas, and the very dawn of moving pictures.
     
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    Learning the name of a 'new' very visible character actor or stunt man is fun. It's funny how sometimes I wonder why I don't learn the names of certain actors, but remember, somehow, that John Merton and Lane Bradford are father and son.
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    I learned both Ted Mapes and Paul E. Burns as I watched MY PAL TRIGGER, because their character names were clearly stated and I looked them up at IMDB.

    My problem with Burns was that I confused him with Emmett Lynn. Yet looking at them side by side they don't facially resemble each other that much.

    Lynn with Tim Holt and Burns with Henry Fonda in THE OXBOW INCIDENT:

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    Another one I have noticed is Bill Foster aka Bill Coontz, a background gang or posse member in tons of 50s and 60s westerns, whose name I learned when he had a speaking part in a REBEL episode. He is pretty much in every episode of WYATT EARP.
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    I recognize Taylor Holmes from RIDE THE MAN DOWN and GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES, but didn't know his name. Just saw his daughter, the severe looking Madeleine Taylor Holmes, in the Disney Zorro series playing the wife of another character actor whose name I don't always remember, Jan Arvan.

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    Hey, where's Roy???
    Trigger kissing Roy Rogers.
     
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    As grizzled sidekicks and bit-players go, Emmett 'Pappy' Lynn was sometimes a bit too broad, too seedy for my tastes. I occasionally think there might be a fine line between genial old cusses like Gabby Hayes, Eddy Waller, and even Fuzzy St. John, who seem house-broken and family-friendly, and those like Lynn, Britt Wood, William Fawcett and such, who veer over a tad into skid-row bum territory. Grizzled is fine. Hillbilly-ish is fine. But as a cowboy hero, you really wouldn't want a sidekick that seems to be in too dire a need of fumigation, I would think.

    Although still nothing new on Roy Rogers, there's a bit of exciting news (at least to me, if no one else) on the B-western front, as VCI is coming out with two of Buck Jones' serials for Universal, "The Red Rider" (1934) and "The Roaring West" (1935), on dvd in May. That first one is probably my favorite western serial, as it has a lot of good dialogue and character touches. Much better than the typical western serial. Good villainy from Walter Miller, appealing leading lady in Marion Shilling, and an absolute plum role for western perennial Edmund Cobb as sort of a sidekick. Hope VCI has located a good print, as it's always been one that has only circulated in so-so quality. The later serial from 1935 isn't quite as good, as I recall, but it does offer the very attractive Muriel Evans opposite Jones. Evans had also appeared in several of Jones' features as well.

    If this wasn't enough, VCI also has scheduled the wacky but hugely fun sci-fi serial "The Vanishing Shadow" (1934-Universal) to come out on blu in June, apparently sourced from 35mm. Invisibility belt, ray guns, mad scientist, and even a rampaging robot. I love this one. It's a real blast. Walter Miller again provides villainy, this time against hero Onslow Stevens.
     
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    Plus both "The Red Rider" and "The Vanishing Shadow" feature the great Richard Cramer in supporting roles. That's Cramer in my avatar as Joe Portos in the Buck Jones serial. Cramer, however steals the show in "The Vanishing Shadow" as Walter Miller's chief goon, Dorgon. His line readings always cracks me up.
     
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    Gosh, I didn't realize that was Cramer in your avatar, until I looked close-up at it. Cramer is great in "Vanishing Shadow." I think (like many people) I first became aware of Cramer from the Laurel and Hardy short "Scram!" where he portrays the intensely humorless judge who goes home to find vagrants L&H in pajamas, seemingly cavorting with his inebriated wife, giving them a long, deadly stare.
     
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    For me, it was my mid '70s inaugural SAPS AT SEA (1940) viewing that acquainted me with Richard (Sometimes spelled Rychard!) Cramer, as the nasty escaped murderer Nick Granger, along with his pal, "Nick, Jr."

    It wasn't until many decades later that I saw Richard Cramer as the Judge with a menacing stare in that hilarious gem SCRAM! (1932), but I'm seriously digressing.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    Digressing is welcome.

    Looking forward to all those serials coming out.

    I have never contemplated the bathing habits of cowboy sidekicks. Herds of horses and cows are stinky, too. I enjoy Britt Wood, as 'Speedy', with Hoppy, especially in STAGECOACH WARS.

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    Richard Cramer is a new one for me. After looking him up, at IMDB, and seeing his pictures, I still don't remember him! But I see he is in many movies in my collection.

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    Cramer was even a Mountie, with W.C. Fields!!
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    Oh, I liked Britt Wood and his comedic line delivery in his Hoppy films. His later film appearances, as he settled into a lot of bit parts, he could get a bit seedy at times. But anyway, I'm really looking forward to the Buck Jones serials. Jones has always been a big favorite of mine, and I've caught most of his extant films. About a year ago, a friend sent me a copy of one of the few films I hadn't seen, "Desert Vengeance" (1931-Columbia), and it was quite a gem. The film opens with Buck traveling on an ocean liner, and trying to help out some young guy who has lost a fortune gambling, and is contemplating suicide. Buck fails to prevent this, and feels obligated to tell his sister, who is waiting for him at the docks. Romance ensues. But it turns out the girl is hiding something. And to the viewer's surprise, so is Buck. And before long, we're in a desert ghost-town, with a stark tale of revenge, mental cruelty, survival, religious regeneration, and of two warring outlaw gangs. Not to mention a grim, violent finale that has a wounded, dazed Buck walking down a dusty, quiet ghost-town street that is littered with bodies after a huge shootout. Darn neat film.

    Buck Jones did seem to alternate between making grim, gritty westerns, and more lighthearted comical ones. He was good in both. Plus, a unique feature of many (especially the early Universals) is how the female roles are larger and more solidly developed than found in the usual b-western genre. A good case in point is "Silver Spurs" (1936), which I always found rather fascinating. It's probably a bit too leisurely-paced for a lot of western buffs, and the finale is somewhat banal and underwhelming. Yet the milieu it presents, and how it captures the pulp-western romanticism of its time is rather memorable. Lots of intriguing little touches, like the long, nearly ten-minute opening in which leading lady Muriel Evans arrives at the depot and is awaiting her ride home, interrupted by robbery and murder... with the action shown offscreen. Or, the nifty scene up in the hills, when Buck is staring at Muriel, who stands tall on a high rock with outstretched arms, drinking in the beauty of the landscape, and Buck shyly turning around, somewhat embarrassed by his burgeoning love for her. Subtle, but amazing stuff for a little b-western.

    Actually, I first saw "Silver Spurs" (1936) at a screening at one of the Cinecon conventions, back around 1990 or 1991. I remember I went early to get a good seat for the screening. A short while later, an older couple arrived and seated themselves in the two seats next to mine. I nodded and chit-chatted with them a little. Then, the film was shown, and after the lights came back on, an announcer at the podium said that leading lady Muriel Evans was present for the showing, and asked her to take a bow. Turned out to be the older lady that I'd been sitting by. I had no idea that was who she was. I had no idea she was going to even be there. In fact, I didn't even know she was still alive! Then, there was also a screening of a Charley Chase comedy, "His Silent Racket" (1933), which also featured Miss Evans. Besides her active b-western career, she was also leading lady in a fair number of Chase's comedies for Hal Roach. That short also featured Anita Garvin, too, and she was also there for the screening. The two ladies then took questions afterwards, in a panel discussion.

    Ah well, enough reminiscing! I just wish we had all these things from the Rogers/Jones/etc. b-westerns, to the serials, to comedy shorts, to early filmed-tv fare, etc., in decent viewing quality. So much of this, we really have to struggle through some awfully rough print quality just to watch.
     
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    ROLL ON TEXAS MOON- 1946, B&W, 67-68 minutes.

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    The full theatrical print is available. I have it on the Roan Roy Rogers Triple feature DVD and the Sinister Cinema DVD-R. It's on YouTube.

    ROLL ON TEXAS MOON is the first Roy Rogers movie directed by William Whitney, who will direct all the remaining Roy Rogers Republic features.

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    Cattleman Gabby is caught by, the uncle's feisty foreperson, Elizabeth Risdon, with a smoking pistol in his hand. But Gabby is quickly cleared, because the uncle was killed with a rifle.

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    Dale's pet lamb, a "dad blasted wooly", takes to following Gabby and the sheep humor that follows with Gabby, the Pioneers, and Roy is pretty funny.

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    Before the short musical finale, watch for Gabby's blood thirsty glee during the big shootout.

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    The Roan Triple Feature from 1999, also contains the 70 minute original theatrical version of KING OF THE COWBOYS-1943, plus two minutes of the alternate scenes from the 67 minute Armed Forces version, a KOTC revival trailer, and The Roy Rogers Club prayer clip, in Trucolor. The third feature is a Rogers historical western, DAYS OF JESSE JAMES-1939 with Gabby, Pauline Moore, and Don 'Red' Barry. It's the 53 minute version of the original 63 minutes.

    ROLL ON TEXAS MOON- Full theatrical version, YouTube:

     
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    Yeah, the Roan Group dvd of "Roll On, Texas Moon" (1946) is pretty nice (especially in the context of what a mess the Rogers library is in). It was interesting seeing Dennis Hoey, of all people, as a villain in a western, but he was fine. Particularly liked the scene of Gabby's dream turning into a rather cute musical number of Roy and Dale singing the title tune. Dale Evans is especially good in this entry, in fact. Yet, while I like the film, I can't quite rank it as a favorite. There's just something about the dynamic of a very isolated Roy pitted against the two warring factions which makes it a tad less comforting than the usual Rogers narrative. Dale and Gabby are (initially) on opposing factions. Pat Brady and Shug Fisher do some schtick with the Pioneers, but none of them pal around all that much this time with Roy. Elisabeth Risdon is a bit of a pill. The film just doesn't quite have the feel of cohesive fun that usually draws me in with Roy's outings, even though the movie is otherwise entirely decent, nicely paced, and technically very proficient.

    Always enjoy seeing baddie Kenne Duncan, who seemed to be in just about every Republic western and serial back around this time. With his perpetual scowl in tow. A friend of mine told me of seeing Duncan making a personal appearance at his local theater during one of the Saturday matinees, back around the mid-1940s. Dressed up in outlaw garb, and talking to the audience of his shootouts with various western stars. I often wondered what kind of vaudeville-style circuit existed back then, booking such folks, getting them gigs at moviehouse screenings, state fairs, rodeos, and such. Also in regards to Kenne Duncan, I noticed when Alpha put out some PD cheapie he apparently 'starred' in, entitled "Thoroughbred" (1935), along with a rare leading-lady role for Toby Wing. There's another film with that title from 1930 that Tiffany released, but I never ran across any information on this 1935 feature. It's not listed in my 1930s AFI volumes, nor Michael Pitts' "Poverty Roy Studios" book. Maybe I should break down and do a simple search on this internet thingy? Or scrape up the four bucks to send to Alpha for a copy? Oh, well. How can a film that actually stars Kenne Duncan and Toby Wing not be an interesting curiosity piece? I'll probably order a copy one of these days.
     
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    The minor actors touring is interesting. Did they have agents soliciting appearances, or the studios sending them out, or both? I have read that before THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. took off in the ratings, the cast touring, to publicize the show and meet the fans, saved the show. And the ZORRO cast toured too. I wonder where they would have met the crowds? Airports, TV Stations, Theaters??

    Reading about Keene Duncan, he was pals with Ed Wood and Wood was the executor of Duncan's estate.

    LIGHTS OF OLD SANTA FE-1944, B&W 77-78 minutes.
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    I have the full-length theatrical versions on Sinister Cinema DVD-R and Republic Home Video VHS. The RHV release has the Independence Hall Tower logo, which is correct for this period. The Sinister print has a Republic Eagle logo. Both prints are labeled as being re-release prints. Maybe Republic did put Eagle logos on re-release prints after 1946 on old prints? But the Eagle could have been added by a film collector? Both have the proper THE END over the last live action frame and the end technical credits. Neither has a logo between the THE END and the tech credits. The Sinister has a revival trailer for LIGHTS. I wonder what the difference is between a re-release and a revival release? No full version up at YouTube at this time.

    After RIDIN" DOWN THE CANYON-1942, Gabby left Roy and became the sidekick for Wild Bill Elliott.
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    LIGHTS is famous for having a chariot race between Powers and Roy. There are also displays of fancy roping and Roman riding, where the rider stands astride two horses as they gallop around. We also see Roman riding in RIO GRANDE, performed by Harry Carey, Jr., Ben Johnson, and Claude Jarman, Jr.
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    Bob, could I ask you a favor? Is there any way you could list (in a single post) all the Roy Rogers films that are available on dvd and which sources have the best prints and/or are the most complete? I'm in the process of upgrading my Roy Rogers film library (which isn't very large) and would sure appreciate any help you could offer. Hope I haven't overstepped any bounds by asking, and I'll understand if you decline. But you do seem to be the expert on this topic.

    Gary "I so wish Kino would have released some more RR films when they had the Republic deal" O.
     
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    Gary, I not very technical about print quality beyond "nice", "pretty good" or "rough". Since I decided I wanted to see them all, I bought Alpha double features on the cut ones and some of the rough but intact ones. Don't be quick to toss your cut copies, they may be better looking than a rough complete version.

    In my posts of the past year, I have tried to highlight completeness and create some interest in Roy Rogers movies, and have some fun.

    Keeping bootleggers out, the main nice and pretty good sources for Roy Rogers on DVD/DVD-R are Sinister Cinema, VCI, Roan, Alpha, ( and YouTube and GritTV, if you want to burn your own). If anyone else has made a study of the other PD companies complete versions, please chime in. I have not seen all the Alpha and Sinister available, and am just talking about what I have.

    I'd recommend, any Sinister DVD-R Rogers titles. They do clean them up. I bought mine years ago as single DVD-Rs. But now they have five volumes of four movies each, $9.95 each, at their site. They mix cut and uncut versions. The others they have are still offered as singles and some titles may still be VHS only. They have a buy five get a sixth free sale going on. The Sinister Cinema singles are available at Amazon thru Create Space too.

    What I have, and recommend, from Sinister:
    RED RIVER VALLEY- It is cut, but it is the first with The Sons of the Pioneers.
    ROMANCE ON THE RANGE- uncut
    SUNSET SERENADE- uncut, see Post #203
    IDAHO- uncut, nice uncut from VCI too. Robert Mitchell Choir, see Post # 210
    SONG OF NEVADA- they claim it's uncut at 72 min but ref. says it's 75 min, worth getting for the Roy/Dale chemistry and the terrific Mary Lee, in her last movie. Fun movie, see video clip in Post # 148
    SAN FERNANDO VALLEY- uncut, careful, they released an earlier cut edition
    LIGHTS OF OLD SANTA FE- uncut, see Post # 294
    UTAH- uncut, rough, dark, but gets better as it goes along
    MY PAL TRIGGER- uncut, see Post # 283
    ROLL ON TEXAS MOON- uncut, see Post # 292
    HOME IN OKLAHOMA- uncut, see Post # 216

    There's a start for you, Gary. I don't think I can do it in one post, I am not that organized. If you are interested in the logo title card stuff, refer back to the older specific posts. I'll try and add some more later, before the editing window closes. (I may still call some that are missing end logos and tech credits uncut.)

    What I have, and recommend from VCI:
    IDAHO- uncut, see Post # 210
    BELLS OF ROSARITA- uncut, U.K. print, very nice, sharp, bright, and framed better, than the dark Alpha U.K.
    BELLS OF SAN ANGELO- 75 of 78 min. & UNDER CALIFORNIA STARS- 70 min uncut, Double Feature.
    see Posts # 200 & 201. (The Mill Creeks of these two look good, too. The MC Under Ca. Stars shows 72 min on the counter, but I never noticed any extra scenes. All ref. books say it is 70 min.)

    What I have, and recommend from ROAN:
    Triple Feature: KING OF THE COWBOYS- uncut 70 min theatrical version.
    ROLL ON TEXAS MOON- uncut
    DAYS OF JESSIE JAMES- cut, see Post # 209
    Double Feature: HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER- looks great, advertised as uncut, but see Post # 218, and
    BILLY THE KID RETURNS- cut
    Double Feature: HELDORADO- uncut, see Post # 265, and
    IN OLD CHEYENNE- cut
    APACHE ROSE- uncut B&W of the lost Trucolor, see Post # 274

    What I have, and recommend from ALPHA:
    UNDER WESTERN STARS- uncut. This is actually a nice print from the Sam Sherman Archive, whoever that is. I wish it was a little brighter. The first Roy Rogers movie.
    RIDIN" DOWN THE CANYON- cut, and ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL- uncut B&W-Double Feature. see Posts # 195 & 196, (TRAIL is a lost Trucolor) Canyon is missing one song. Both good funny movies.
    IDAHO- uncut but no Republic logos. see Post # 210.
    SONG OF ARIZONA- uncut, but no Republic logos or end tech credits. soft, rough, dark, but still fun with a lot of musical numbers.
    EYES OF TEXAS and GRAND CANYON TRAIL-Double Feature, both are uncut B&W theatrical versions, with fore and aft Republic logos, of lost Trucolors. CANYON is rough looking. Eyes is a little better looking. The U.C.L.A. Film Archive lists Trucolor elements for CANYON, if you want to wait. EYES is the first time we see Bullet. EYES also has a ruthless female villain.

    There may be other Alpha uncut Rogers movies that I am unaware of.

    Other stuff.

    BELLS OF CORONADO- uncut TRUCOLOR DVD out of print from Lions Gate/Artisan/Republic. Grape Vine Video has reissued this from a 2K scan on DVD-R and Blu-Ray-R. I have not seen them and don't know if they licensed the print from Paramount. Grape Vine has other Rogers titles, including SUSANNA PASS, and Wild Bill Elliott's HELLFIRE on DVD-R, but I have not see them.

    Alpha and Film Chest released a restored version of SPRINGTIME IN THE SIERRAS. They both look good. They used the same poster for the case art. Alpha restored the poster on theirs. see Posts # 88 & 89. A better restoration has been done since then and was shown on GritTV last year. see, Post # 165

    I think my editing window is closing. I will list the old Republic Home Video VHS uncut Roy Rogers videos sometime in the future. They are fairly cheap on Amazon.

    This should keep you busy for awhile, Gary.
     
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    I’ve had good luck with most Grapevine titles, but Hellfire looks like hell. All but unwatchable.
     
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    I have the BELLS OF CORONADO Blu-ray from Grapevine and it looks awful. The VHS release looks much better.
     
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    I should mention that the majority of titles I've purchased from Grapevine is fine. This Blu-ray of BELLS OF CORONADO has been my only disappointment.
     

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