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Bells of San Angelo Details


The Bells of San Angelo was the second Republic Roy Rogers western to be filmed in the "new" Trucolor process (actually the old Magnacolor process). Set in the modern west, the story involves a silver-smuggling racket headed by rotten Rex Gridley (John McGuire). In a novel scripting touch, Roy Rogers doesn't outwit the villains-and in fact is soundly beaten by the bad guys halfway through the film. It's up to heroine Lee Madison (Dale Evans), a writer of fanciful cowboy novels, to save the day! By taking Roy Rogers off his "King of the Cowboys" pedestal, Bells of San Angelo succeeds in humanizing this western icon, and the film is all the better for it. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Roy Rogers
as Himself
Dale Evans
as Lee Madison
Andy Devine
as Cookie Bullfinder
Olaf Hytten
as Mr. Lionel Bates
David Sharpe
as Gus Ulrich
Fritz Leiber
as The Padre
Hank Patterson
as The Old Timer
Eddie Acuff
as Bus Driver
The Sons of the Pioneers
Fred "Snowflake" Toones
as The Cook
Trigger the Horse
Bob Nolan
Fred "Snowflake" Toones
as The Cook


William Witney
Sloan Nibley
Paul Gangelin
Screen Story
Jack A. Marta
Morton Scott
Composer (Music Score)
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Theodore Lydecker
Special Effects
Howard Lydecker
Special Effects
Bob Mark