Sunset in El Dorado (1945)

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The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who ... See full summary »


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Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Leon Abrams (original story), John K. Butler (screenplay)

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20 November 2020 | MartinHafer
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| Quite enjoyable...just find a better copy than I did.
I am trying to watch as many of the old Roy Rogers films as I can find. However, in the case of "Sunset in El Dorado" the copy I found on YouTube is a mess. It appears as if someone took a VHS version or saw it on TV and copied it using a video camera! The sound is awful and sounds like the film was made in a cave...and you can periodically hear the person who copied it moving about, opening bags of chips, listening to music and even coughing and sneezing! It's a surreal experience...like you have someone who is annoying watching the film with you! So, if you can find a better copy, please see it...especially since 12 minutes was also trimmed off this one!

The story is a story within a story. You aren't sure if it's a flashback or dream by Dale...but it's an unusual gimmick. The story is about Gabby and his discovery of gold in a hidden mine. However, dumb old Gabby cannot remember where it is located AND crooks stole it from him. Roy thinks perhaps Dale knows about this but the real villain is ultimately caught in the end...thanks to Roy.

The is a very enjoyable film...well worth seeing...but NOT the copy I saw. It just shows you how desperate I was to see this film that I even bothered.

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