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Comin' 'Round the Mountain (1936)

Passed | | Western | 13 April 1936 (USA)
His horse Champion steals the show from Gene when what's at stake is a horse race and a bull fight.


(as Mack Wright)


(screen play), (screen play) (as Dorrell) | 2 more credits »


Complete credited cast:
Matt Ford (as Roy Mason)
El Diablo
Raymond Brown ...
Ken Cooper ...
Henchman Slim
Tracy Layne ...
Henchman Butch (as Tracy Lane)
Robert McKenzie ...
Marshal John Hawkins
Laura Puente ...
Dancer (as Laurita Puente)


Express rider Gene is robbed and left in the desert to die. He is saved when he captures and rides a wild horse. He uses the horse to round up other horses to be used in the race for the government contract. But his competitor Ford was behind the robbery and he now plans to make sure Gene loses. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

13 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiros da Montanha  »

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Technical Specs


(edited) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Right after the finish of the horse race at the end of the picture, Smiley Burnette addresses Dolores Moreno (Ann Rutherford) as Mrs. Norton after he thought he won the race. See more »


Features The Devil Horse (1932) See more »


(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Oliver Drake
Performed by Gene Autry (vocal and guitar)
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A Bucket Load of Lone Pine
28 December 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Good Autry oater, with lots of outdoor action, and a lively rendition of the title tune. The run- away stallion sequence is especially well done. Also, the Lone Pine locations are dramatic, as usual, but I really like the moody skylines. Naturally, no one watches these matinée specials for plot surprises. Here, Gene's having to win a horse race in order to save pretty girl Rutherford's ranch, and a heck-uv-a race it is since the bad guys, surprise, surprise, don't play fair.

I agree, these early Autry's are superior to the later ones, maybe because Republic's resources could outfit these early productions. Note the well-stocked horse race, plus the "wolf" pack which may look more like "who let the dogs out", but's still an unusual feature for any oater. Also, the comedic bullfight is rather charming and well staged. All in all, the movie's a treat for those who like outdoor action.

(In passing—this early black-coated version of Gene's horse "Champion" is definitely not his better-known later one that was a much lighter color.)

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