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Sagebrush Troubadour (1935)

Ranger Gene and sidekick Frog trail a murderer, with time out for lots of songs.



(screen play), (screen play) (as Joseph Poland) | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Gene's Horse
John Martin (as Frank Glendon)
Lon Dillon (as Denny Meadows)


Before he was murdered Grandpa Martin found a gold mine. He failed to record it and now everyone is looking for Martin's old horse that can lead them to it. When Autry arrives to investigate, he is accused of the murder and finds the Sheriff after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

2 December 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Trovadores  »

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1.37 : 1
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The film was hurriedly completed for showing at an exhibitor's convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, held during the week of 12 November 1935. See more »


Remade as The Blocked Trail (1943) See more »


When the Moon Shines (on the Mississippi Valley)
(1934) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
Supposedly in the movie but not sung
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Average Autry Entry
1 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Early Autry entry where he's near his physical peak, and looking great in colorful cowboy get-up. The hour's nothing special—some good hard riding, very little gunplay, plus Gene's easy way with a song though the selections are pretty forgettable. Still, I hope Burnette got double pay for all the pratfalls and belly flops he does in comedy relief. And catch Barbara Pepper as the pretty blonde ingénue. Certainly a long way from the chunky wisecracking types she later slid into. The plot's something about finding a killer and a lost mine, but as in most Autry films, there's a lot more going on besides the plot. I have to echo reviewer classicsoncall. I ran back the DVR twice to see if a trip-wire was used on Gene's horse when it takes a really bad fall. I couldn't tell, but I doubt they would risk Champion in such a risky stunt. Anyway there's lots of stunt work for the doubles, and catch Gene when he takes not one, but two guys off their horses at the same time. I don't recall seeing that before. All in all, it's an easy, if unexceptional, hour of action and song, courtesy Gene and our friends at Republic.

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