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Melody Trail (1935)

Approved | | Western | 21 October 1935 (USA)
Gene goes after the badguys after they kidnap the baby he should have been babysitting.

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Millicent Thomas
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Wade Boteler ...
Timothy T. Thomas
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Champ - Gene's Horse
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Souvenier - Millicent's Dog (as Buck the Wonder Dog)
Willy Castello ...
Gypsy Frantz
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Matt Kirby
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Nell - Cowgirl Foreman
Marie Quillan ...
Gypsy Perdita
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Cowgirl Cuddles
Tracy Layne ...
Henchman Slim
Abe Lefton ...
Rodeo Announcer
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After Gene has his watch stolen by the Gypsy he takes a job on the Thomas ranch. Thomas' dog has brought home the cradle with the Gypsy's baby and when the Gypsy retrieves his baby, Gene thinks he is a kidnaper. But as he chases after him he now sees that Thomas' cattle are being rustled. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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SING With GENE! GALLOP With GENE! ROMANCE With GENE!...in a melody melee of danger and thrills!

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21 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Melodia Sertaneja  »

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When Frantz the Gypsy comes to claim the baby from the Thomases, Mr. Thomas calls his daughter Nancy. Her name was Millicent. See more »

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Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

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Hold On Little Dogies Hold On
(1935) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry
Performed by Gene Autry
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Can't Find the Right Mix
14 April 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Looks like this is Gene's third movie and second for Republic. Unfortunately, it's not a very good one, at least in my little book. Follow the story if you can. It's something about hired hands rustling cattle from their owner. But the narrative's so spotty, it's hard to tell. Then there's the Gypsy baby, stolen by a friendly dog (Buck). The baby's carrier gets handled like a bundle of sticks, so we know it's really empty. Gene has to sort all this out, with the help of an all girl posse (!) and, of course, Frog.

The action finally picks up toward the end, with lots of hard riding. No flying fists, however, nor any fast shooting. Even Gene's songs are not very tuneful. Maybe the only memorable part is the Gypsy hoedown that's not exactly a Western staple. Then too, Ann Rutherford does make a winsome young woman. All in all, my advice is to catch the same year's Tumbling Tumbleweeds, which manages just the right Autry mix.


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