Lights of Old Santa Fe starring Roy Rogers
From 1944 Margie Brooks is the owner of the Brooks International Rodeo but cannot get bookings because the show is time-worn and dated. Frank Madden’s rodeo is all the rage and Madden wants to combine the Brooks and Madden shows. To that end, he proposes marriage to Margie. Roy Rogers is hired for the Brooks Rodeo with one performance date in Albuquerque scheduled. The outfit packs up and heads to its destination but is sabotaged by Madden‘s henchman. At home, Margie learns of the disaster, and, disheartened, agrees to marry Madden. Roy suspects Madden was involved in the sabotage of Margie’s show. He waylays Madden’s henchman and forces the truth from him. At Margie’s wedding, he presents the man’s confession. Madden is sent to prison, and his show sold to a rodeo promoter. Margie then agrees to combine the shows and the rodeo is a hit at the State Fair.
Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers, a western singer and rodeo man
Dale Evans as Margie Brooks, the owner of Brooks International Rodeo
George “Gabby” Hayes as Gabby Whittaker, manager of Margie’s rodeo
Tom Keene as Frank Madden, the owner of Madden Worldwide Shows, a rodeo
Roy Barcroft as Ken Ferguson, Madden’s henchman
Arthur Loft as Bill Wetherbee, a rodeo promoter
Claire Du Bray as Rosie McGurk, Margie’s companion and housekeeper
Lloyd Corrigan as Marty Maizely, a radio station owner
Sam Flint as Sheriff
Lucien Littlefied as the Judge
Bob Nolan as Bob, a singer and rodeo man
Sons of the Pioneers as musicians and rodeo men.
Rival rodeos are operated by good guy Gabby and bad guy Richard Powers. Dale is trying to choose between them, aided ultimately by Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers (who are radio singers).