Sable Ranch – Film Location for Bells of Coronado – Roy Rogers

 

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The Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita, California, has been destroyed by the latest wildfire. One of the films shot there was the Roy Rogers picture Bells Of Coronado (1950). Directed by William Witney and shot in Trucolor  — and it’s the only Trucolor Roy Rogers film to get an official release on DVD.

 

 

With the previous item being on Stunt Men in Western Films – here are a few action shots from Bells of Coronado – where they would have been at work I suspect

Bells of Coronado

Above: A fall from a horse in the film

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A more leisurely Stagecoach ride – looks very peaceful

Bells of Cornoado 3

Dramatic fall from a horse drawn carriage at speed in the Film

Sadly the  Sable Ranch at Santa Clarito , a popular Southern California location for film and TV shoots, burned to the ground recently in a wildfire that has consumed more than 20,000 acres.

California Wildfires

 

The ranch, near the Angeles National Forest and an ideal location for Westerns with its old Spanish-style hacienda, stables and various out buildings, has been used for countless films and series, from TV’s Maverick to The A-Team and many more including the Roy Rogers Film above ‘Bells of Coronado’

 

 

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