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Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)

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After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his father murdered and his boyhood pal accused of the dastardly deed.

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Cast

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Smiley Burnette ...
Lucile Browne ...
Jerry (as Lucille Browne)
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Dr. Parker (as George Hayes)
Norma Taylor ...
Janet Brooks
Edward Hearn ...
Barney Craven
Eugene Jackson ...
Eightball
Jack Rockwell ...
McWade
George Chesebro ...
Henchman Connors
Frankie Marvin ...
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Storyline

Traveling with Doc Parker's medicine show, Gene finds his old friend Harry Brooks wounded and the Sheriff after him for murdering his father. Gene also sees that Craven and his gang are looking for Brooks. Finding clues that Craven was behind the murder, Gene has a plan utilizing the medicine show wagon that will trap the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The Screen's New Singing Cowboy Star

Genres:

Music | Western

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Release Date:

5 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boiadeiro Trovador  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,000,000 (USA)
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(2004 restoration) | (edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is Gene Autry's first picture for Republic, and also the first directing job at Republic for long-time Autry and Roy Rogers director, Joseph Kane. See more »

Quotes

Gene Autry: Hadn't you better introduce me to your friend?
Jerry Brooks: Do you mean you don't know me? Why, I'm Jerry, Janet's little sister!
Gene Autry: The little freckle-faced kid that never could keep her stockings up?
Jerry Brooks: Uh-huh.
Gene Autry: I can't believe it! I don't know whether to kiss you or spank you.
Jerry Brooks: Don't you think I'm a little old to spank?
Gene Autry: I suppose you are. And it's probably a little too public to, ah, well anyway, it's too public.
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Connections

Remade as Carolina Moon (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cowboy Medicine Show
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
Sung by the Medicine Show group and townspeople
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'8' on the Matinée Scale
8 October 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Autry's first movie under the banner of Republic is a good one. Catch those great panoramic shots of gangs hard-riding across the flats, taking aim at each other courtesy director Kane. They're real eye-grabbers, unusual for a matinée western. In fact, the 60-minutes is full of imaginative touches like the brawl inside the traveling show wagon, with the losers getting dumped unceremoniously onto the rocky roadway.

And I kept wondering where grizzled old Gabby from the credit crawl was. But there he was, hiding behind a brown mustache, a nice suit, and even a set of false teeth. Yes sir, it's Gabby like I'd never seen before. Plus, Gene's all duded out in cowboy finery of his own, trying to get a bead on whoever murdered his dad, and you just know he will. Even at this early stage he's got an easy way with a song, including the great title tune. And who is that black kid with feet faster than the proverbial flying bullet. Yes indeed, that's quite a medicine show old Gabby puts on. And I love the way he fills his bottles of elixir with muddy water, just the thing to cure everything from a nosebleed to gout.

Anyhow, I think there's a flaw in IMDb's rating system. I'd hate to put this programmer-- good as it is-- up against quality A-pictures. So instead, I give it an '8' on a scale strictly for those great old matinees that are still a lot of harmless fun.


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