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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)


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Certificate: Passed Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company to sponsor a radio broadcast so he can raise the money for an operation which will save a girl from being crippled for life.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lois Wilde
The Big Show (1936)
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double.

Directors: Mack V. Wright, Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tex rides to the rescue when badguys led by LaCrosse and Utah Joe kidnap Lettie.

Director: Carl Pierson
Stars: Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Standard western fare: Gene has to save the ignorant and naive from underhanded land grabs by the baddies.

Director: B. Reeves Eason
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After being framed for murdering the sheriff, Gene proves his innocence, then gets elected sheriff to go after the baddie who framed him.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Dorothy Dix
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When war breaks out between oilmen and cattle ranchers, Gene sides with the ranchers until he learns that oil will bring a railroad to town.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Maple City Four


Complete credited cast:
LeRoy Mason ...
Matt Ford (as Roy Mason)
Champion ...
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 »


Referenced in Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938) See more »


When the Campfire Is Low on the Prairie
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Sam H. Stept
Performed Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and Cowboys
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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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