Out California Way

Out California Way is a 1946 American Western musical film directed by Lesley Selander for Republic Pictures. It starred Monte Hale, Lorna Gray (billed as Adrian Booth) and Robert Blake. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans made cameo appearances. The film was the first feature to be shot in Trucolor.


Unemployed Monte Hale meets Gloria McCoy and her brother Danny who is trying to get his horse, Pardner, into films. Monte finds that Pardner will dance while he sings and they take their act to a studio which gives them both parts in a Western musical. Monte has a jealous rival called Rod Mason who causes an explosion while Monte and Pardner are shooting a scene. The horse is scared and will no longer perform. After Monte wins a fistfight with his rival, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans arrive on set with Trigger. They sing a song with Trigger dancing and this inspires Pardner to dance again.


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    director Lesley Selander
    editor Charles Craft
    genre western
    keywords scar shoot unemployed
    musicBy Nathan Scott
    producer Louis Gray
    productionCompany Republic Pictures
    publisher Republic Pictures
    theme dance musical