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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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Dr. Parker (as George Hayes)
Norma Taylor ...
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Barney Craven
Eugene Jackson ...
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George Chesebro ...
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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

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Music | Western

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Release Date:

5 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boiadeiro Trovador  »

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Budget:

$12,500 (estimated)

Gross:

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

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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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 is treating Harry's gunshot wounds]
Gene Autry: Is that dope you sell really good for anything, Doc?
Dr. Parker: What? Doctor Parker's painless panacea is compounded from the healing roots and herbs brewed from the formula of a Kickapoo Indian chief whose daughter...
Gene Autry: I've heard that forty times a day for six months, but is it really good for anything?
Dr. Parker: Well, it won't hurt him any, but maybe we'd better get the iodine.
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Connections

Remade as Carolina Moon (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
(1935) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long
Sung by Gene Autry with Autry and Smiley Burnette on guitar and Eugene Jackson on violin
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Anyone can dance if they are properly persuaded
13 April 2005 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly enjoyable Western where Gene solves the murder of his father, rights the wrongs attributed to his old friend, and gets both the horse and the girl – all in just over one hour! The writing is clever and Gene's acting is both more fluid and his lines more subtle than in many follow-on films. The substance of the dispute – water rights: a very real part of the history of the American West.

George "Gabby" Hayes (it appears with all his teeth) does yeoman service as Doctor Parker. Smiley Burnette is good as the sidekick that cannot quite find the mate to a missing spur.

Good songs and the use of a modern record player allow Gene to trap three of the bad guys. Good chase scene. Best line in move is when the good guys line up the three bad men and Smiley (angry that they just shot a hole in his guitar) tells them to dance. The bad guys say that they can't dance and the response is "anyone can dance if they are properly persuaded." Sure this is a low budget Saturday matinée special, but it appears that someone was trying very hard to show that this team of actors and director Joseph Kane would be able to produce a winner that could be replicated. Highly recommended.


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