Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947)





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Smugglers are working the border between Mexico and California in this action-filled and, of course, tuneful Gene Autry Western. Autry, sidekick Sterling Holloway, and the Cass County Boys get involved with fiery Elena Del Rio (Adele Mara), a singer in the local cantina who alternately throws knives at them and helps catch a gang of jewel smugglers taking advantage of local refugees. Chasing in and out of Joshua Tree National Monument, our heroes go up against a couple of supposedly law-abiding citizens, a peon (Martin Garralaga) who isn't what he pretends to be, and the local rural residents. Happily, everyone takes time out from the mayhem to perform Jack Elliott's "Twilight on the Rio Grande" and "The Pretty Knife Grinder," Smiley Burnette's "It's My Lazy Day" and "Great Grand Dad," Nat Simon and Charles Tobias' "The Old Lamplighter" and a couple of other selections. In addition to Joshua Tree National Monument, Twilight on the Rio Grande was filmed at Victorville, CA. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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Adele Mara
as Elena Del Rio
George J. Lewis
as Capt. Gonzales
Charles Evans
as Henry Blackstone
Martin Garralaga
as Mucho Pesos
Howard Negley
as Jake Short
Bob Burns
as Townsman
Nina Campana
as Mama López
Kenne Duncan
as Lou Evers - U.S. Customs Agent
Joaquin Elizondo
as Mexican Father
Tom London
as Tom - U.S. Customs Agent
George Magrill
as US Customs Officer
Donna Martell
as Telephone Operator Talking to Gene
Frankie Marvin
as Storekeeper
Frank McCarroll
as Henchman in Blackstone's Office
Alex Montoya
as Police Officer
Alberto Morin
as Vargo - Mexican Mounted Police Officer
Jack O'Shea
as Mike the Bartender
Bud Osborne
as Ranchhand Bringing Dusty's Horse
Keith Richards (II)
as Murdered Henchman
Enrique Acosta
as Lamplighter
Anna Camargo
as Telephone Operator Staying at Switchboard
Steve Soldi
as Attendant
Connie Menard
as Flower Girl
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