San Fernando Valley (1944)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Sep 15, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans still weren't man and wife when they costarred in Republic's San Fernando Valley. As always, Rogers is cast as a cowboy who happens to be named Roy Rogers; Evans, on the other hand, plays feisty femme ranchowner Dale Kenyon. At the behest of Dale's grandfather (Andrew Tombes), Roy does the "Taming of the Shrew" bit, taking a job as ranch cook so he can woo and win the volatile Miss Kenyon. He also takes time out to capture a couple of bank robbers who'd earlier relieved him of his life savings. Many of the film's best scenes belong to hoydenish Jean Porter, cast as Dale's bratty kid sister: Ms. Porter would later retire from films to marry director Edward Dmytryk.

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bad-guy, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, justice, outlaw [Western], ranch, rescue