Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
" 'Atta boy, Roy!"
Robert S. Clay Jr. | St. Louis, MO., USA | 03/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sturdy Grade B western fun starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Trigger, and the whole gang. Gravelly voiced Andy Devine is the comedy relief sheriff. ("Aw, Roy! You didn't have to do that!"). Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers sing as they ride along the trail. I mean, what else do you want in a western movie? Roy is a border investigator, and Dale is a visiting western novelist. An inscription on the mission bells of San Angelo carries the clue to a lost silver mine. A gang of smugglers committing murder and mayhem along the Mexican-U.S. border have their own dastardly plans for the mine's valuable silver-ore.This movie is a cut above the typical Roy Rogers western musical revue. There are occasional musical numbers, but they are not obnoxiously intrusive. Hard-riding, two-fisted action is stressed instead. In fact, the movie was criticized in 1947 for being too violent. There is one scene, for example, that shows an outnumbered Roy getting beat to a non-bloody pulp. Now, when was the last time you recall RR losing a fistfight? This movie is good fun for those raised on a steady diet of TV and movie westerns filled with black-hearted villains and roaring six-guns. The movie has one sterling example of immortal dialogue. As Roy socks one of the bad guys, Dale urges him on with the classic line, " 'Atta boy, Roy!" Probably the most succinctly cogent summary one can give of this movie. Nostalgia buffs can nestle in and enjoy this one."
Comments on Bells of San Angelo
James M. Whitney | Beavercreek, Ohio USA | 02/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The visual (including color) and sound quality of this video are very good. This full length color version of Bells of San Angelo, which was the second of 19 Trucolor films released by Republic, is highly recommended for Roy Rogers'collectors. It co-stars Dale Evans and Andy Devine (who took "Gabby" Hayes place in the series). This was the last appearance of Dale Evans until her return in Sussana Pass, a later entry in the Trucolor series. Jane Frazee replaced her for several Rogers' Trucolor films. In a post World War II attempt to bring more realism to the Roger's films, Bells of San Angelo includes a segment in which Roy takes a savage beating. Such scenes were a trademark of director William Witney who took over the series in mid 1946."
Fun For Fans of Roy and Dale....Also Sold in Package Deal
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 03/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Bells Of San Angelo"..From 1947 directed by William Witney, this is a corny but fun film, starring Roy Rogers, Trigger(Yes, Trigger gets top billing), Dale Evans and Andy Devine. There's trouble amiss in the local silver mine that borders Mexico. Can Roy save the day(or maybe even Dale to the rescue) and still have time to get in a few tunes? You bet! It's a modern western(for the 40's), but Roy and the boys still ride horses and carry 6 shooters, while everyone else takes the bus!
If you love these old oaters, you should check out the Great American Western series put out by Platinum Disc. There are about 25 volumes of the series, with four flicks on each disc. They may be purchased individually or in sets of anywhere from 2 to 10 discs. The "Bells of San Angelo" may be found on: Great American Western V.20, The, (also included in Vol 2 of the 10 pack set). Volume 20 also includes a great documentary about the John Ford Western, starring "Pappy" himself, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda. The DVDs are not pristeen, but look pretty good for the most part, have 5.1 enhancement, and the price is right(beats buying all these old westerns individually).
Saddle up with the with the gang and Happy Trails to you....Laurie"
A Really Good Video
L. Shirley | 04/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bells of San Angelo is one of my favorite Roy Rogers videos. Dale and Roy have some great lines and the fight scene is really good. Dale, the writer of fanciful cowboy novels, actually helps save the day. This video is really great and I hope every one enjoys watching it as much as I did."