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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Friday, August 04, 2006


Roy Rogers and Dale EvansYou really should know who ROGERS AND EVANS are! Roy Rogers (1911-1998), born Leonard Franklin Slye, and Dale Evans (1912-2001), born Frances Octavia Smith, have a museum in Branson, Missouri. They are famous for their work on radio, in films, and on television. They made of series of western adventures together. Roy Rogers was declared King of the Cowboys in 1943 by Republic Pictures as a marketing ploy and it stuck. He was as big to westerns as Elvis was to Rock and Roll. This singing cowboy made several films before meeting Dale on the set. They married and worked together for years. Roy had a very successful singing career. I enjoy his music and have to say his films with Dale are among my favorites. Dale's smart, talented with horses and has spunk. I hope you'll come to love them and their films as much as I have.

Twilight in the Sierras (1950)

A fine place to start is by viewing: Twilight in the Sierras (1950)? Roy's framed for murder!

See that and watch them in the following four films.

Susanna Pass (1949) Can Roy and Dale defeat a hidden enemy?
Down Dakota Way (1949) A bad seed plants trouble in Roy's hometown!
The Golden Stallion (1949) Introducing Trigger, Jr.!
Trigger, Jr. (1950) A little boy's courage saves Roy!

*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve Randolph" Date: Fri, Aug 4, 2006 / 9:48:48 PST