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

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

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Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Barbara Pepper, Smiley Burnette
Certificate: Passed Music | Western
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Gene and Frog, out to stop a bunch of cattle rustlers, assume the identities of what they believe to be dead bandits, which soon gets them in big trouble.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Armida
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
Certificate: Passed Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 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
Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lucile Browne
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 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
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Gene is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

His horse Champion steals the show from Gene when what's at stake is a horse race and a bull fight.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette
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Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While riding to Mineral Springs Autry is robbed by thieves and then tossed off the train.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant
Western
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Montana Marshals Gene and Scat are tracking some bank robbers. When the baddies cross into Canada, the Mounties are called upon to help.

Director: John English
Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Elena Verdugo
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Polly Rowles
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Dr. Parker (as Earl Hodgins)
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Dave Morgan
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Henchman Connor
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Shorty
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Eightball
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Sheriff Ed Miller
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Deputy Clark
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Chubby Man at Show - Notes Connor's Shooting Ability
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Gene joins in the fight against Morgan and his men who are trying to run infected cattle to the railroad. When Morgan's man shoots the Sheriff, Gene runs in the election to replace him. Morgan accuses Gene of the murder but Gene wins anyway and it's not long before he gets the chance to nab Morgan and his gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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22 June 1936 (USA)  »

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Violões e Pistolões  »

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(copyright length) (2003 restoration) | (edited)

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(RCA 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

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Ridin' All Day
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
Performed by Gene Autry (vocal and guitar)
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Almost Top of the Class, But Not Quite!
17 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

A pleasant enough western, though there is just sufficient action footage — including some excellent stunt-work -- to get by with the fans. Oddly, there's also less music than usual. Most of the picture is taken up with the plot (a serviceable offering) and the machinations of personable villain J.P. McGowan. Even Smiley Burnette's opportunities are limited, though he does have a bill-posting run-in with Charles King (in the comparatively minor role of the villain's offsider's offsider) — a routine that was later used to greater advantage by Laurel and Hardy in "Air Raid Wardens" — and a splendid fade-out.

Dorothy Dix proves an innocuous heroine, but Tom London makes his villain a fascinating figure, whilst Earle Hodgins blusters away effectively as Professor Parker (we like his amusing encounter with Harrison Greene's fake veterinarian). Good old Jack Rockwell graces his customary role as the sheriff.

Kane's direction rates as efficient. Not his fault that a bit more gun-slinging and a lot more guitar-strumming was really needed to lift this western to top of the class. Photography and music scoring climb well up to standard. Production values nudge the excellent level, thanks to actual location shooting and plenty of extras milling about.


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