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Romance of the West (1946)

Approved | | Western | 20 March 1946 (USA)
The happy Indians live in Antelope Valley and Eddie is the new Indian Agent. Everything seems fine until the town selectmen want the valley occupied by the Indians because it contains ... See full summary »


Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Emmett)




Complete credited cast:
Eddie Dean ... Eddie Dean
Emmett Lynn ... Ezra
Joan Barton ... Melodie
Forrest Taylor ... Father Sullivan
Robert McKenzie ... Lem Matthews
Jerry Jerome Jerry Jerome ... Duke Morris
Stanley Price ... Jim Lockwood
Chief Thundercloud ... Chief Eagle Feather
Don Reynolds Don Reynolds ... Little Brown Jug
Lottie Harrison Lottie Harrison ... Miss Twitchell


The happy Indians live in Antelope Valley and Eddie is the new Indian Agent. Everything seems fine until the town selectmen want the valley occupied by the Indians because it contains silver. So they hire outlaw Indians and Chico to start trouble hoping that the army will forcibly remove them from the valley and they will claim it. But Father Sullivan and Eddie believe the Indians are being wronged even though they cannot convince anyone else. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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In The Full Color of the Golden West!... Eddie rides the range with his Redskin brothers... fighting the enemies of Arizona!




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Release Date:

20 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romantic Adventure See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Saturday 16 April 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). This telecast was, of course, in black and white, not in color. See more »


Indian Dawn
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Lyrics from a poem by Charles O. Roos
Sung by Eddie Dean
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Beautiful Singing, Awful Acting
8 June 2010 | by smurkySee all my reviews

I completely agree with previous reviewer Don Miller. I just saw this film on the Encore Western Channel, and was laughing at how shoddy and hokey it was. I was curious to see Eddie Dean, because I 've always heard the name but never actually saw him. Well, my curiosity has been satisfied. He's not much to look at, extremely skinny like Barney Fife, and his acting is extremely amateurish. But, he's got two things going for him: 1) he has a beautiful singing voice, and 2) a beautiful horse. And now for the story....he plays an Indian agent who finds an orphaned Indian boy, appearing to be no more than 5 years old. He dresses him in Cowboy clothes, cuts his hair with a bowl, and plans on adopting him. All the characters fall in love with the boy, as do we. Eddie gets him a tiny pony to ride, and he dazzles us with his riding rodeo tricks. He seems to have no problem losing his parents and adapting to the white man's ways. And then, it all comes to a screeching halt when the outlaw shoots this lovable child in the back. I couldn't believe, that in a hokey, light-hearted musical, they would show the murder of a tiny child in this horrible way. So if Encore shows this again and you decide to give it a try, remember you've been warned.

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