Under California Stars
So there I was, Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), hanging loose with the rest of my gang back at the ranch. Happily awaiting for my ten year anniversary in show-business, that'll occur in two days time. When suddenly, out of the blue, I catch-wind that one of Pop Jordan's (George Lloyd) henchmen is trying to rustle-up my herd of horses over by the range.
But don't you worry your pretty little heads off, folks. As soon as I get there I make short work of this unscrupulous feller by smacking him right in the mouth before sending him on his way. Furthermore, just to show Pop Jordon I don't hold any grudges, I hire his own grandson, Ted (Michael Chapin), to be my new aide. Not so long after I hire Caroline Bullfincher (Jane Frazee) to be my new stable-hand too.
Still. That's most probably why what next transpires gets a bit melodic when someone close to me kidnaps my horse, Trigger, and then holds him to ransom. As a bad man gets shot - a song defines the plot - a barn becomes very hot - and at the end of the day, I can easily be compared to a singing Randolph Scott.
Now to be completely honest with you, folks, I'm finding it rather difficult to figure out if I actually liked watching 'Underneath
Stars' or not. On the one hand I did get some pleasure out if its very simple
yet wholesome narrative, plus those rather harmonic tunes 'Roy and the gang' sang
were pretty decent to listen to as well. Whilst, on the other hand, the overall
wholesome vibe this flick exhumed was a bit too much for my own liking, and I
couldn't really connect with any of the characters either.
Having said that though, the fact remains that this movie isn't really my sort of a movie. And that is why I plan on sitting down and watching more of them in the near future, just so I can figure out my own uncertainty, despite being a modern man with an old head on his shoulders.
Now before I trundle off to parts unknown, please allow me to mention three things I really did like about 'Underneath California Stars'. Firstly, as I previously mentioned, I was fond of listening to the music harmonized in this flick, even if it did break-up the story-line with its melodic presence. Secondly, I loved watching all of the scenes featuring the animals, and I especially got a kick out of that race between Trigger and the dog. And thirdly, I've got to add that I am very intrigued by Roy Rogers, because to me he comes across as the quintessential 'Superman' character, by playing it nice, playing it fair, and playing it as if he is what he really is. Wholesome and pure.